San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: $9.00
Description

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park offers some wonderful opportunities for activity and exercise, with cycling, hiking, and equestrian trails all populating the region. It's also home to one of the last old growth forests in the entire state, a feature that has been the target of a few different renewal efforts over the past decade.

Cycling is a popular past time here in the San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, with almost 20 miles of total single track dirt trails available for riders to try their luck at. The Cotton Tail trail is a one-mile stretch that's perfect for first-time riders. 

If you're seeking out a path with a little more excitement, maybe try the Tung Nut Loop Trail. This particular path provides steep hills, challenging switchbacks, a few log extensions, and breathtaking views of the surrounding north prairie rim. 

The trail is eight miles long, so make sure you pack water and anything else you might need for a long stretch on two wheels. Park officals recommend items like extra tubes, a portable bike pump, hex wrenches, and foldable replacement tires. 

No rental services exist so make sure to bring your bicycle. Guests with dogs are asked to stay clear of these high paced areas. Hikers can enjoy three different trails that were built expressly for nature-spotting. There's a 5.6 mile Upper Ridge Trail that challenges guests with thick, forested areas punctuated by several small creeks. 

The Espom Trail is the flip side of the coin, offering flat, level prairie areas that guests can leisurely stroll through even if they're less than able. Due to the type of wildlife that tends to hang out around these areas, guests are asked to keep an eye out for unwanted encounters. 

If you take your canine on any of these trails, they must be on a leash during your stay. Make sure to clean up any debris your canine might leave behind to avoid bothering other guests to the San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park.

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