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Best trails in Alachua

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Looking for a great trail near Alachua, Florida? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, forest trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park or Devils Millhopper Geological State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Sweetwater Wetlands Park or Loblolly Woods North. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Alachua ranging from 1.4 to 6.4 miles and from 78 to 187 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Alachua
Top trails (9)
#1 - Mill Creek Preserve
Mill Creek Preserve
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
#2 - San Felasco Old Spanish Trail (Blue)
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Please note this trail has been reported to be closed, but all of the other trails in the area remain open. You can check trail status here: https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/san-felasco-hammock-preserve-state-park $4 per vehicle. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required. $2 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengersShow more
#3 - Gracy Trail
Santa Fe River Preserve
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 50 m
#4 - Tung Nut Loop
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
This is a challenging mountain bike loop with a lot of techincal, rooty sections. Go slow on your first run to get the lay of the land.Show more
#5 - San Felasco Loop
Alachua, Florida
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
#6 - Conquistador to Dogwood
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
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Length: 14.4 mi
Conquistador, Ravines West, Odd Buck, Ravines Middle, Redbug Run, Dogwood This is a challenging loop trail. Conquistador is one of the most difficult runs in the park, the other trails range from flowy to techincal. Seasonally, there may be a creek crossing on Red Bug Run. Stick to the South side of this trail if you want to avoid it. See waypoints to decipher which run is which. Entrance fee is $4 per car and $2 per extra passenger $2 for those who enter on foot or bikeShow more
#7 - Tung Nut, Hammock Hub, Sweet Gum, Bramble Ramble
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
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Length: 9.3 mi
Tung Nut and Hammock Hum are pretty techincal and rooty while Sweet Gum is a bit more flowing. Bramble Ramble is a pretty remote trail but sometimes ridden the opposite direction so look out for oncoming riders. Entrance fee is $4 per car and $2 per extra passenger $2 for those who enter on foot or bikeShow more
#8 - Tung Nut and Hammok Hub
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
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Length: 6.8 mi
This is a variation on the Tung Nut Loop where you take the Hammock Hub Spur Trail. Lots of ups and down on the Hammock Hub- some people will love it and some people will find it to be too much unwanted climbing. Entrance fee is $4 per car and $2 per extra passenger $2 for those who enter on foot or bikeShow more
#9 - Santa Fe River Preserve Blue Trail
Santa Fe River Preserve
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 34 m