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44 mi 70 km of trail 12 Runs

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Runs in Gainesville - 12

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Favorite Some portions of the trails in Sweetwater Preserve can be a little sandy.
Easy

Sweetwater Preserve

2.9 mi 4.6 km • Loop • 97 ft Ascent 29.64 m Ascent

(3) Gainesv…, FL
Favorite Alligators enjoy basking in the sun along the trail.
Easy

Sweetwater Wetlands Park

3.2 mi 5.1 km • Loop • 18 ft Ascent 5.62 m Ascent

(1) Gainesv…, FL
Favorite Beautiful trail!
Intermediate

Paynes Prairie Preserve Loop

8.3 mi 13.4 km • Loop • 252 ft Ascent 76.73 m Ascent

(1) Gainesv…, FL
Favorite Bivens Arm Nature Park
Intermediate

Bivens Arm Nature Park Loop

1.5 mi 2.4 km • Out and Back • 148 ft Ascent 45.1 m Ascent

(1) Gainesv…, FL
Favorite Watermelon Pond
Intermediate

Watermelon Pond WEA Loop

5.6 mi 9.0 km • Loop • 138 ft Ascent 42.18 m Ascent

(1) Newberry, FL
Favorite Barr Hammock
Easy

Barr Hammock Preserve Levy Loop

6.9 mi 11.1 km • Loop • 127 ft Ascent 38.78 m Ascent

(1) Gainesv…, FL
Favorite Alfred A. Ring Park
Easy

Alfred A. Ring Park Out and Back

1.3 mi 2.2 km • Out and Back • 124 ft Ascent 37.77 m Ascent

(1) Gainesv…, FL
Favorite DSC01941
Easy

Morningside Nature Center (Temp)

4.4 mi 7.1 km • Point to Point • 126 ft Ascent 38.42 m Ascent

(1) Gainesv…, FL
Favorite San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
Easy

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

8.3 mi 13.4 km • Loop • 759 ft Ascent 231.47 m Ascent

(1) Alachua, FL
Favorite FloridaFall13-06678
Easy

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

1.3 mi 2.0 km • Out and Back • 55 ft Ascent 16.67 m Ascent

(1) Alachua, FL
Favorite Cofrin Park Nature Trail
Easy

Cofrin Nature Park

0.4 mi 0.6 km • Out and Back • 56 ft Ascent 17.03 m Ascent

(1) Gainesv…, FL
Favorite John Mahon Nature Park
Easy

John Mahon Nature Park Trail

0.5 mi 0.8 km • Out and Back • 39 ft Ascent 12 m Ascent

(1) Gainesv…, FL

Trails in Gainesville - 28

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1Wetland Cell 1 Path
Easy
Gainesville, FL
Easy
1.1 mi 1.8 km Gainesville, FL
2.7 mi 4.4 km #2Lake Pithlachocco Hiking Trail
Easy
Gainesville, FL
Easy
2.7 mi 4.4 km Gainesville, FL
5.9 mi 9.5 km #3Spring Grove Trail
Intermediate
Alachua, FL
Intermediate
5.9 mi 9.5 km Alachua, FL
4.6 mi 7.4 km #4Old Spanish Way Trail
Easy
Alachua, FL
Easy
4.6 mi 7.4 km Alachua, FL
1.4 mi 2.2 km #5West Trail
Intermediate
Gainesville, FL
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km Gainesville, FL
1.5 mi 2.4 km #6Hammock Hub
Intermediate
Alachua, FL
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Alachua, FL
1.4 mi 2.2 km #7Bramble Ramble
Intermediate
Alachua, FL
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km Alachua, FL
1.0 mi 1.6 km #8East Trail
Intermediate
Gainesville, FL
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Gainesville, FL
1.1 mi 1.8 km #9Susan Wright Trail
Intermediate
Hawthorne, FL
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Hawthorne, FL
5.6 mi 9.0 km #10Chacala Trail
Easy
Gainesville, FL
Easy
5.6 mi 9.0 km Gainesville, FL
2.3 mi 3.7 km #11Fox Squirrel Trail
Easy
Newberry, FL
Easy
2.3 mi 3.7 km Newberry, FL
2.7 mi 4.3 km #12Blue Heron Loop
Easy
Newberry, FL
Easy
2.7 mi 4.3 km Newberry, FL
1.0 mi 1.6 km #13Sweetgum Hill Loop
Intermediate
Alachua, FL
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Alachua, FL
0.3 mi 0.5 km #14Watermelon Pond Trail
Easy
Newberry, FL
Easy
0.3 mi 0.5 km Newberry, FL
0.1 mi 0.2 km #15Tortoise Tumble
Intermediate
Alachua, FL
Intermediate
0.1 mi 0.2 km Alachua, FL
1.0 mi 1.7 km #16Creek Sink Trail
Intermediate
Alachua, FL
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.7 km Alachua, FL
1.1 mi 1.8 km #17Moonshine Creek Trail
Intermediate
Alachua, FL
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Alachua, FL
0.8 mi 1.3 km #18Gum Root Park Loop
Easy
Gainesville, FL
Easy
0.8 mi 1.3 km Gainesville, FL
0.8 mi 1.3 km #19Yellow Trail
Easy
Gainesville, FL
Easy
0.8 mi 1.3 km Gainesville, FL
0.5 mi 0.8 km #20Live Oak
Intermediate
Alachua, FL
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.8 km Alachua, FL
0.5 mi 0.7 km #21Powerline West
Easy
Alachua, FL
Easy
0.5 mi 0.7 km Alachua, FL
1.1 mi 1.7 km #22Jackson's Gap Trail
Easy
Gainesville, FL
Easy
1.1 mi 1.7 km Gainesville, FL
1.8 mi 2.9 km #23Wetland Cell 2-3 Loop
Easy
Gainesville, FL
Easy
1.8 mi 2.9 km Gainesville, FL
0.4 mi 0.6 km #24Wetland Cell Connector
Easy
Gainesville, FL
Easy
0.4 mi 0.6 km Gainesville, FL
0.6 mi 1.0 km #25Hammock Cutoff
Easy
Alachua, FL
Easy
0.6 mi 1.0 km Alachua, FL
0.9 mi 1.5 km #26Sandhill Cutoff
Intermediate
Alachua, FL
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Alachua, FL
0.7 mi 1.1 km #27Wacahoota Trail
Easy
Gainesville, FL
Easy
0.7 mi 1.1 km Gainesville, FL
0.9 mi 1.4 km #28Lake Trail
Easy
Gainesville, FL
Easy
0.9 mi 1.4 km Gainesville, FL

Photos of Gainesville - 55

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Alligators enjoy basking in the sun along the trail.
Apr 24, 2017 near Gainesv…, FL
Beautiful trail!
Feb 29, 2020 near Gainesv…, FL
Enjoy a great view of Newnans Lake near the trail's easternmost point.
Jun 23, 2017 near Gainesv…, FL
This is what to expect along the first section of boardwalk over the swamp (in wintertime).
Jun 1, 2017 near Hawthorne, FL
Boardwalk section along the Sweetwater Boardwalk Loop.
Apr 24, 2017 near Gainesv…, FL
Alfred A. Ring Park
Feb 21, 2020 near Gainesv…, FL
Bivens Arm Nature Park
Feb 21, 2020 near Gainesv…, FL
Watermelon Pond
Feb 21, 2020 near Newberry, FL

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