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Best trails in Micanopy

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Looking for a great trail near Micanopy, Florida? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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 O'Leno State Park or Paynes Prairie Preserve 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 12 easy trails in Micanopy ranging from 0.9 to 8.3 miles and from 62 to 193 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 Micanopy
Top trails (13)
#1 - Bolen Bluff Trail
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
A beautiful hike that takes you from the hardwood forest, through a palm hammock and out onto Paynes Prairie where you may encounter wild horses, alligators, and even bison. Show more
#2 - La Chua Trail
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 58 m
Note: As of May 2020, it has been reported that the last bit of the trail is currently closed. LaChua Trail starts from the North Rim of the Prairie to an observation tower. This trail provides scenic views of wet-prairie and marsh habitat including Alachua Sink and Alachua Lake.Show more
#3 - Levy Loop Trail
Barr Hammock Preserve
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
#4 - Barr Hammock South
Barr Hammock Preserve
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 25 m
Starting at the Barr Hammock South trailhead, this pedestrian and biking trail traverses hammocks, swamps, and upland pines. It ties into other trails on this 6,000 acre preserve owned by Alachua County.Show more
#5 - Cone's Dike
Micanopy, Florida
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
Please note that this trail is subject to closures related to high water.Show more
#6 - Chacala Trail And Jackson's Gap Trail Loop
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 49 m
Note: as of October 2020, users have reported that the trail is flooded in several areas. 4$ per person to enter park. The diversity of forest, plain, and water make for great viewing of wildlife and plant life. Show more
#7 - Paynes Prairie Loop Trail
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
#8 - Jacksons Gap, Lake Trail Loop
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
I hike through multiple trails forming a large loop that included Lake Trail and the observation tower. Show more
#9 - Sweetwater Preserve East Trail
Sweetwater Preserve
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 51 m
#10 - Paynes Prairie Preserve Lake Trail
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 42 m
Brief scenic trail along Lake Wauberg, abundant with wildlife including deer, turkeys, bobcats, & alligators. Show more
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