Trails of the Devil's Millhopper

EASY 46 reviews

Trails of the Devil's Millhopper is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gainesville, Florida that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.8 miles
95 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running




$4 Vehicle Fee

1 month ago

The trail itself is a simple flat loop through the woods around a sinkhole, but the sinkhole is stunning and a must-see for visitors to North Florida. Currently (after the high waters that filled several feet at the bottom of the sinkhole in summer 2017), the walk down is closed as the boardwalk is being repaired and perhaps re-routed a bit, so call the park to find out the status of the trails and boardwalk to avoid disappointment. (Volunteers hauled several vertical feet of wood from the boardwalk out of the sinkhole in December to help the park to move forward with new plans for the boardwalk).

5 months ago

Very easy and dear to my heart, my moon and stars took me here.

6 months ago

Definitely worth the visit if you're in the area. Short enough hike so not something to pass up if you are just passing through.

8 months ago

A must see in Gainesville, it's a fascinating place! However, the inherent heat and mosquitoes take it down a knotch. Be prepared with water and lots of bugspray!

9 months ago

99 stairs down into a sinkhole, then back up. Lots of fun for the whole family.

10 months ago

Nice little walk. There are a lot of stairs but the walk into the sinkhole is a unique experience. There is also a serene trail around the top of the sinkhole that is very picturesque.

trail running
11 months ago

My dog and I are weekly visitors, we love it! The sink hole makes it unique. She does the stairs much better than I do. The rangers are friendly and keep the park clean and safe. It's a great place to get exercise, have lunch, and take in the Florida scenery. Bristol likes meeting other dogs and people too.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Beautiful! Great short hike doing the nature trail and awesome seeing the sinkhole, I had no idea this was here. Also there is a $4 per vehicle fee at the parking lot that runs on the honor system, which we didn't know about.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Good family nature trail. Lots of stairs down the sink hole so may not be the best for small children though. Flat nature hike around the sink hole area though.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Stairs that people work out on. Beautiful small water falls leading to the sink hole. The info desk is really friendly and helpful!

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Great workout spot, surrounded by nature. Staircase that goes to the bottom of the sinkhole. Coming back up is tough.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Not much to see. The stairs into the sinkhole are well spaced, not to far apart. Makes for an easier climb up.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Very short loop. Stairway down to sink hole. Seem to be more of a fitness interest with visitors going up and down the stairs several times.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Short loop not far from residential areas. Not too much as far as wildlife is concerned. Fairly quiet as most visitors seem purely interested in the stairway into the sinkhole.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

had a amazing time with the kids. they enjoyed it we did both the sinkhole trail and the trail around the sinkhole.

Monday, May 09, 2016


Saturday, April 23, 2016

short but sweet! it was worth the drive.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

looks nice, the sinkhole looks nice, trail is short and you can see a farmstead from the trail

Friday, October 02, 2015

Its a nice walk around the sinkhole, going down stairs into the sinkhole is quite the workout, but its worth it. Its a very pretty view. I like to bring my dogs, they enjoy it!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Gorgeous trail, really short but good for an hour or two escape into nature!

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