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Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

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 3.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Running 120 feet down into this Florida sinkhole provides visitors with a rare outdoor experience.


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1.3

Miles

2.0

KM

100%

Runnable

229' 70 m

High

200' 61 m

Low

55' 17 m

Up

55' 17 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

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Overview

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park offers visitors an exciting look into a perfect example of a Florida sinkhole. Driven by the limestone-dominated subsurface and its tendency to dissolve under the right conditions, this sinkhole sends visitors over 120 feet down into what feels like an entirely different ecosystem: cold, damp, rainforest-like conditions and the sound of nearby birds and croaking frogs overtake the senses.

Description

Starting from the parking area, follow the signage along the boardwalk, taking time to read the interpretive displays if so inclined. Unfortunately, on the west side of the park the bridge is closed indefinitely, making completing the boardwalk as a loop undoable.

Flora & Fauna

While one can expect the area's common wildlife here, the Fauna of Honor in this park are what's buried in the ground: Over time, fossilized remains have been found in the sinkhole, leading to scientific research efforts in the area.

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Feb 10, 2020 near Alachua, FL
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Feb 10, 2020 near Alachua, FL
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Feb 10, 2020 near Alachua, FL

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