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Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL 32653
+1 352-955-2008
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Missed the sinkhole

Unfortunately, Irma made a mess of the stairs that go down to the sinkhole and we weren't able to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Don't Visit Now-The Millhopper Stairs are Closed

This is an interesting geological feature-a giant sinkhole which has developed it's own... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“sink hole” (72 reviews)
“nature trail” (25 reviews)
“wooden steps” (8 reviews)
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4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL 32653
+1 352-955-2008
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Unfortunately, Irma made a mess of the stairs that go down to the sinkhole and we weren't able to see much, just walk a short trail around it at the top. Good news is that volunteers were helping to clean up and hopefully the stairs...More

Thank Luvsviolet
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting geological feature-a giant sinkhole which has developed it's own environment. A hiking trail surrounds the sinkhole and stairs take you into it to see the unique flora. Unfortunately Hurricane Irma damaged the stairway so you cannot go down. A small fee...More

Thank bverbos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the few sites in Florida that involves stairs and a descent. It is well laid out but you have to go down into the ravine. Once there, it is kind of a strange pond that both beautiful and creepy.

Thank LIer-Native
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as a quick stop. It was a neat park and a good short walking trail. Unfortunately, hurricane Irma has damaged the boardwalk that goes into the sinkhole. Do not that deter you from visiting for a nice pretty walk.

1  Thank Vic P
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is an interesting park to visit. It is a huge sinkhole with a large winding staircase that goes from top to bottom. Interest vegetation and nice and peaceful.

Thank shuto3
Reviewed 22 October 2017

A fantastic place where you can descend,step by step, into a huge Florida sinkhole. You can observe vegetation change as you go deeper to ground zero. After this, you can walk along the rim of the sinkhole. Great place to bring the kids to show...More

2  Thank caoky60
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Exploring the great outdoors in a State Park. Areas for picnics and grilling. We where unable to hike down to the sink whole since Hurricane Irma damaged the walkway. However we did walk the half mile trail. My kids enjoyed reading and identifying the different...More

1  Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful place. Recommend doing the nature trails then the sink hole. If you want to see the sink hole you have to be up for tons and tons of steps. But this place is beautiful.

Thank michelleoreilly
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here in over 20 years and it hasn't changed , but in a good way. We stoped by after lunch and it was a nice little workout walking the trails and down to bottom of the sinkhole. I love how they showcase the...More

Thank Mandee S
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The hike to the center of the sinkhole is beautiful and picturesque. We took our 8 and 5 year old, and they were amazed by the diverse array of fauna we encountered. However, the hike back up, although safe and well constructed, was a grind...More

Thank Chris P
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Patricia H
1 July 2017|
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Response from George P | Reviewed this property |
It is to some extent. The beautiful stairway down to the bottom is naturally out of the question, but there is a walking trail that surrounds the sinkhole that is very picturesque and quite possibly is level enough to enable... More
22 April 2016|
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Response from Kristin S | Reviewed this property |
No. There actually isn't even water in the sinkhole. It's more of a small rainforest ecosystem. At the bottom of the steps it's fenced off for viewing only.
14 May 2015|
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Response from Patty A | Reviewed this property |
I think it is 267-273. I counted, and that's my recollection.