Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Gainesville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

2 months ago

Nice, rain run off, but still able to complete

walking
3 months ago

Nice covered walk. Plenty of parking. There was a good bit of trash along the water.

hiking
3 months ago

Reviewer-Dominic, age 7
There was a nice picnic table. My grandma and greatgrandma took a picnic. I liked taking pictures of flowers. The most unusual thing I saw was a hawk that swooped down and got a mouse. I liked the hike because there was a playground.

Very easy trail. Peaceful

Can get sandy in some areas. Some spots are under cover, some are open. Trail is very wide

walking
3 months ago

Very easy trail. Probably will have a lot of mosquitos when you visit. Would recommend checking out all of the side trails. Some of the bridges aren’t well maintained but still crossable.

Lovely. Trails are nice and wide and the habitats vary. Doesn't flood out much. It starts off shaded by Oaks and eventually opens up into natural pines and sunshine. Blue trail still closed as of April 15th.

ABSOLUTELY LOVE! went here for an earth day hike and it was amazing! beautiful scenery and not too challenging, good amount of people jogging and hiking and the trails are marked very clearly so u never feel lost. another nice thing is the different trails are all connected so u can really choose an ideal length trail by turning certain ways on different trails, definitely gonna go again (:

4 months ago

Great little hike! You barely know you’re in the city. The path crosses several boardwalks as it winds it s way from 23rd (the Elks Club) to 16th Ave. It’s serene walking next to Hogtown Creek. The walk is fairly easy, but there are too many roots on the path for wheelchairs.

Hiked a combination of Yellow and Green trails due to Blue being temporarily closed to rid the area of Southern Pine Beetle outbreak.
Small hills and change of terrain was nice.

trail running
5 months ago

Love running this trail over to loblolly across 16th!

I always love to visit Morning Side! Before you set out on a trail, you can say hello to Penny the cow and feel what it was like back in old Florida.
There are different trails you can set out on. You can either go for a full circle, or decide to take some short cuts.

hiking
7 months ago

The most stunning city park in Gainesville, the Alfred Ring Park follows Hogtown Creek from NW 31st Blvd to NW 16th Ave, where the trail continues on the other side of 16th Ave as Loblolly Trail. The creek is wide and crystal clear for most of its length (a little murky near the bridge at 16th Ave). Glen Springs runs into the creek at the north end of the park. The terrain is slope forest and there are many old trees on the property. The trail is well maintained with boardwalks over the wet areas. There is a small playground for children at the north end of the park and a wildflower garden originally planted by Emily Ring. There are lots of roots on the trail so be careful.

walking
7 months ago

Good for bikes and horses. Much of the trail is sandy and passes among flat stands of pines, but botanists will appreciate the subtle changes, especially in comparison with the nearby Devil’s Millhopper scenery.

walking
7 months ago

Since the demise of the boardwalk years ago, the back area has become rather untended, and this trail has lost much of its appeal (though the platform space as the trail begins is still a beautiful facility).

Nice trails. The trails have been cleared of any debris from the hurricane. Plenty of trails to vary your route.

Great hike, but very tore up from the hurricane. Rough hiking.

easy quick trail

hiking
Friday, May 19, 2017

Beautiful and easily navigable trail.

hiking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

We walked these trails early in the morning. It was very peaceful and beautiful and not crowded. There is an element of danger as most of the trail wanders between a palmetto forest, but that adds to the experience. There are also a couple of boardwalks through cypress tree groves.

hiking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A little gem of a trail in the suburbs of Gainesville. Not really spectacular scenery- basically woods but Gainesville put a lot of effort to make this a pretty park/trail for Gainesville residents that follows the Hogtown Creek.

hiking
Thursday, March 23, 2017

I do eight mile hikes here at least once a week and I love it. North side trails are nice and wide and the habitats change up often so it's never dull. A great place to see deer, tortoises, armadillos, a plethora of birds, insects and now even coyote.
It's dog friendly and just a great hike!

hiking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Nice trails

hiking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

It is a beautiful trail with lots of little off shoots, my only issue was you could hear the roar of the city mixed in the sounds of the teail.

hiking
Thursday, February 02, 2017

The biker riders were rude and not considerate of hikers, they felt it was their trail.

horseback riding
Saturday, December 10, 2016

This is my favorite trail in Florida.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Nice walk in the woods. Lots of mosquitos so wear bug spray. Definitely not a moderate trail, very easy.

walking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

Hot. Not much to see. But, hey, it's Florida. Good luck finding a great trail anywhere in the whole state.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Beautiful walk

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