La Chua Trail

MODERATE 50 reviews

La Chua Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Micanopy, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
0 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

LaChua Trail is 3 miles round-trip from the North Rim of the Prairie to an observation tower. This trail provides scenic views of wet-prairie and marsh habitat including Alachua Sink and Alachua Lake.

15 days ago

Great trail to see a lot of wildlife

walking
25 days ago

A great place to see some alligators.

2 months ago

This is a must do Florida trail. We saw atleast 50 gators, bison, and wild horses. A very unique trail for Florida! It got 5/5 for experience but it is a very short trail.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

6 months ago

Pleasant, easy trail with a nice viewing deck at the end. Awesome for trail running!

hiking
6 months ago

Solid trail. Good amount of wildlife to admire. Nice view from the observation platform at the end. Watch out for snakes!

6 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

If you live in Gainesville, this trail is a must!
We take all of our visitors on this little walk so they can get a real living Florida swamp experience. For older adults or people that can't walk very far the first part of the hike is a well constructed boardwalk that goes out to the sink. For younger visitors, I would suggest walking all the way out to the tower. Just keep your eyes peeled. Alligators, turtles, and a huge variety of birds call Paynes Prairie home and if you're lucky you can spot the herd of bison or the herd of wild horses.

8 months ago

Lots of alligators, for some people the biggest they've ever seen. If you're lucky, you may find a wild horse. Not a dangerous trail at all, though. Scenery is flat wetlands, fair amount of different kinds of birds too.

8 months ago

Well maintained, saw bountiful wildlife...birds, bison, wild horses, gators, owl

8 months ago

8 months ago

saw horses, bison, gators and birds! amazing!

8 months ago

great for a family hike. wear sunblock!

birding
9 months ago

Incredible place. hundreds of sandhill cranes, bison and wild horses.

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

excellent

10 months ago

walking
10 months ago