Looking for a great trail near Gainesville, Florida? AllTrails has 24 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking 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 O'Leno State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Chicopee Woods Park or Morningside Nature Center. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 18 easy trails in Gainesville ranging from 0.6 to 10 miles and from 65 to 200 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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bridge out
2 days ago

The stairs are new and very nice, The bridge was closed with plans to be replaced soon.

3 mile perimeter run with bathroom at trailhead. Path is mown grass and sand. Mostly in woods.

hiking
20 days ago

I loved the exposed roots and vines throughout. They were used as stairs up and down the trail. The creeks and small bridges are beautiful. Very shaded throughout and clean.

hiking
no shade
20 days ago

Lots of great wildlife sightings, including wild horses! Easy walk great for all levels including wheelchairs and strollers. Go early morning, late afternoon, or on a cloudy day because there is no shade.

Beautiful trail. I went on a trail run. The trip to the lake is really unique. There's a little picnic area near the lake with great lake views which is very cool. Unfortunately, I had about 50 ticks on me afterwards. So gross! Because of this, I won't be back for a while :(

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

Beautiful trail; but, sooooo buggy!! Bug spray didn’t seem to help at all.

hiking
1 month ago

This is pleasant, short trail and not way out on the east side of town.

hiking
bridge out
1 month ago

beautiful but still getting repairs from hurricane Irma so it doesn't loop.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. A lot of the natural water filled areas have dried up. There are some wooden bridges placed to avoid the super wet areas. Very well marked trails. Highly recommended!

hiking
1 month ago

Large seating area near the entrance. The trails themselves are not well marked; however, the trails are short and it is hard to get lost. Street noise is audible on areas of the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice park, well defined trails, lots of nature but even more bugs

We took the bikes down this trail. A lot of fun and a lot of interesting things to see.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a decent trail. We did it before taking on the longer ones across the street.

This is a nice defined trail, lots of changing scenery and wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

This is a cute but very buggy trail. When we did it, we both had a few bites and had to rush home after my sister broke out in hives. The trail itself is a nice little hidden treasure, I’ve driven past many times but never knew it was there

hiking
1 month ago

This is a very easy flat well defined trail. Nice little walk

on Susan Wright Trail

hiking
bugs
muddy
1 month ago

bug spray and water required. nice walk.

Beautiful and clean trail! Super well maintained!

hiking
bridge out
1 month ago

Trail is beautiful but pretty short. Sink hole is the sight to see here. Bridge is still closed so trail seems even shorter and no update on when it will be fixed.

hiking
1 month ago

We were very disappointed that the water is contaminated so our dogs couldn't go swimming. There are fecal contamination signs everywhere. Otherwise, it was a beautiful trail with lots of shades and well-maintained trails of sand and boardwalk.

hiking
bridge out
1 month ago

cool little hole in the ground but very short hike. Ended up doing the whole thing twice in about an hour.

Woods on the south side of 8th Ave are very nice and easy for kids and dogs. The north side is much more secluded and narrow, but super cool. Got within ten feet of a napping deer before we startled each other.

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic wildlife! Saw a 6 foot alligator, beautiful water snail, deer, frogs, family of armadillos, and of course, lots of birds and squirrels.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun, lots of twists and turns and a few ways to get lost (or just explore!) Bridges and alternate trails help keep it dry, even during a week of rain.

hiking
bridge out
2 months ago

hiking
blowdown
2 months ago

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blowdown
closed
over grown
3 months ago

Sign out front says the trail is closed

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