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Sweetwater Preserve

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2.9 Miles 4.6 Kilometers

 

100% 

Runnable

90%

Singletrack

97' 30 m

Ascent

-99' -30 m

Descent

141' 43 m

High

107' 33 m

Low

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Unknown

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A pedestrian and mountain biking trail, this loop is a great way to experience multiple ecosystems.

Ann Russell-Vargas

Overview

The Sweetwater Preserve is home to a popular pedestrian and mountain biking trail in Gainesville. The trail winds through many different ecosystems, and can be connected to the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail.
Features: Birding — River/Creek — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

Keep an eye out for other trails users, especially cyclists. The majority of these trails are singletrack.

Runner Notes

This is also a mountain bike trail, so keep an eye out for them while you're out!

Description

Enjoy making your way through several ecosystems while touring this park, ranging from hammocks to pine land. There are several smaller interconnecting loops in this park, and this route takes advantage of each trail and viewpoint. This is a very popular place for cyclists as well, so keep an eye out for other trail users on your run.

Especially if you run in the mornings, stay alert to catch a glimpse of the local bird life, which is abundant in this area.

Flora & Fauna

Southern Pine, palmetto, live oaks, cypress, saw palmetto

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