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Barr Hammock Preserve Levy Loop

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 4.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Barr Hammock Preserve offers visitors pleasant views of marsh prairie, tall palmettos, and a variety of wildlife.


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6.9

Miles

11.1

KM

100%

Runnable

124' 38 m

High

62' 19 m

Low

127' 39 m

Up

126' 38 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

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Beware of Alligators!

Northwest portion of the trail is currently (11 September 2021) closed due to alligator nesting. This turns the loop into two out-and backs. Starting counter-clockwise from the trailhead is a 2.6mi out-and-back. Starting clockwise from the trailhead is a ~8mi out-and-back. See alachuacounty.us/Depts/pcl/… for updates.

Overview

Barr Hammock Preserve provides visitors a pleasant place outside the hustle and bustle of Gainesville to experience a quiet part of prototypical Florida prairie, complete with thick swampy sections and tall palmetto trees. Throughout this area you'll experience numerous spots to stop and enjoy the view, all the while enjoying trails that are non-technical and gently graded.

Need to Know

Watch out for gators! The park staff recommends you stay on sanctioned pathways to avoid tangling with wildlife, but even still stay alert to danger while on trail.

Description

Starting at the parking area off SE 11th Drive, this run follows a loop counterclockwise through the area. It's hard to get lost hear, so long as you stay on the wide doubletrack and don't venture off into gator territory.

Flora & Fauna

Your bound to see birds along the route, not to mention alligators.

Shared By:

Hunter R with improvements by George Privon

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Barr Hammock
Feb 21, 2020 near Gainesv…, FL

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