Sweetwater Wetland Park

EASY 18 reviews
#4 of 5 trails in

Sweetwater Wetland Park is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Micanopy, Florida that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wildlife

no shade

no dogs

Tons of birds, alligators and wild horses. The major draw is the boardwalk which has a bunch of informational kiosks about the park (it's an engineered water filtration system for the Florida aquifer). It's open sun up to sun down and the views are unbeatable. There is no shade on the trail so be sure to bring sunscreen and water.

walking
4 months ago

Beautiful but too manicured for my taste...

trail running
4 months ago

This is one of my favorite trails around Gainesville. There's always a lot of birds and alligators and often wild horses to look at. The major draw is the boardwalk which has a bunch of informational kiosks about the park (it's an engineered water filtration system for the Florida aquifer). It's open sun up to sun down and the views are unbeatable. The only issue is that there's no shade on the trails so be sure to bring sunscreen and water.

I ran all the loops and walked the boardwalk for a cooldown for this. You can hike the whole thing in a few hours but the main draw is the boardwalk which you can do in under an hour with stopping to take photos and read the kiosks.

http://www.sweetwaterwetlands.org

hiking
8 days ago

birding
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hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

birding
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hiking
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hiking
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

birding
Friday, January 20, 2017

hiking
Friday, January 06, 2017

walking
Tuesday, May 03, 2016