San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: $4.00
Description

Experience one of Florida’s last remaining mature forests with a visit to San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park. Since the park features limestone formations and changes in elevation, several types of hardwood trees thrive within its boundaries. Pay a visit to this park so your four legged companion can let their inner tree hugger shine.

The park has been strategically designed to separate different types of trail users. Equestrian and bike trails are limited to the northern third of the park, while the hiking trails wander around the southern portion. For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, please respect this system and only take your doggo on the hiking trails.

Access to the hiking trails is found off Millhopper Road. From here you will have a few hikes to choose from. Moonshine Creek Trail wanders through thick groves of turkey oak, slash pine, spruce pine, and hickories. This mile long trail follows a creek through a shady ravine. Creek Sink Trail runs 2.3 miles through swamps and bottomland forest. For a hike that lasts nearly five miles, opt for Old Spanish Way. This gorgeous trail meanders through sandy hammocks, pinelands and around some ponds. At 5.8 miles, Spring Grove Trail is the longest hike. This trail leads through more puptastic hammock scenery. No matter which trail you take, always carry some clean up bags and stoop and scoop when necessary.

The muggy air can be a lot for your furry hiking partner. Be sure to bring more than enough water on your hike since water sources may not be available in the park. And it wouldn’t hurt to bring some trail snacks for both you and your pup. Also, if you happen to be hiking during the summer, don’t leave home without bug spray. The beautiful surroundings and pawsome trails make this park one place your doggo won’t fur-get!

Address
11101 Millhopper Road
Gainesville, FL 32653
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 8:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 8:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 8:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 8:00 AM - Sunset
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Address
11101 Millhopper Road
Gainesville, FL 32653
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 8:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 8:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 8:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 8:00 AM - Sunset