Sweetwater Preserve Loop Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Sweetwater Preserve Loop Trail is a 3.1 mile loop trail located near Gainesville, Florida that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
124 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

lake

river

wildlife

2 months ago

Great trail right outside of G-ville. it's well-kept enough to trail run, and it's not uncommon to see bikers on the trail. There is a small area where you can see a pond, and a stream that the trail parallels for various portions of the trail. I'll be back for trail runs.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a fun trail, you guys! Very pretty greenery all over the place, there’s also a pond (watch out for gators!) and a creek that were very pleasant additions to the scenery. It’s well shaded, so it would be do-able in the summer time when it gets to be stupid hot outside. There’s also a free-to-use sunscreen dispenser at the trailhead that I thought was pretty slick.

mountain biking
3 months ago

They made some really nice improvements to this trail. One of my favorite in Gainesville. Enough to be challenging and fun. Downhill speed by marker 6 on top of hill is sweet!

4 months ago

Great little trial in town. Grab a map if you've never been, there are lots of side trails.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Really great bird and critter watching. Makes for a nice relaxing evening walk.

walking
Friday, September 05, 2014

We only stayed a few minutes on this trail as we were visiting a family member at the VA Hospital in Gainesville. But the Boulware Springs Trail is on my list for a return and a more extensive walk. There was easy access for parking, and a nice clear stream running a long the trail.
Can't say anymore unfortunately, but I hope to update this later.

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Sunday, June 04, 2017

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