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Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL 32653
+1 352-955-2008
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Hesitant to descend into the pits of hell, but enjoyed the walk

We arrived to park right as it opened and were surprised by the amount of people who had already... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shawn B
Horseheads, New York

This nature preserve is a great place to take the family for a picnic, and the foliage in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anne C
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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“nature trail” (25 reviews)
“honor system” (13 reviews)
“wooden steps” (7 reviews)
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4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL 32653
+1 352-955-2008
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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived to park right as it opened and were surprised by the amount of people who had already started walking/jogging on the trails. It was refreshing to see the park being enjoyed by so many, however. The scenery was gorgeous and the descent into...More

Thank Shawn B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This nature preserve is a great place to take the family for a picnic, and the foliage in the spring is gorgeous.

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to walk around - not very large but fun, cheap activity to get out. Great place to bring dogs.

Thank Britneyladd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've lived 2 miles from Devil's Millhopper the majority of my life and it's still one of my favorite places to visit. It's very serene and peaceful. Beware... there are about 200 steps to the bottom, but once you're there, you won't regret your experience....More

Thank Tagg M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband grew up in Florida and never knew about this park. I found it in a tour book. We live in Orlando and decided to start taking day trips around the state and this was a fun-find we combined with a visit to nearby...More

Thank ganyt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On your way down the steps there will be a pleasant waterfall, lots of plants, and fresh air. Is a great way to spend the afternoon, weekend, or outdoor leisure time. Be prepared to walk and the ability to climb steps which can get steep....More

Thank Merrrmieee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like to go and just walk around the perimeter for tranquil walk, with my little dog. An old landmark of Gainesville. It is a large sink hole that has stairs, that people walk and run up and down for exercise.

Thank Goldengirl3674
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This sink hole is very deep with a lot of plant and tree growth climbing up its canyon walls. There is a path around this geological site and a very long staircase going down to the floor of the pot hole. We did not go...More

1  Thank DIC267
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a neat place! Not too big, but quite pretty as you go down the stairs into the sinkhole. There is also a nature trail along the top that is nice. This is not a full day activity, but it very pretty. You feel like...More

Thank GatorGirl428
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This site has an excellent pavilion and information on Florida geological history, and has a unique tropical biome. It is a short stroll down the stairs for viewing. You are not allowed off the boardwalk at the base. It can be tranquil at times. However,...More

3  Thank Wanderlust_at_dawn
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Am I allowed to swim in the sinkhole?
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.
How many steps are there?
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.
Is it free?
10 February 2015|
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Response from Patty A | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember. It may have been a few dollars, but that didn't bother me, as they have to maintain a wooden stairway with about 1000 steps.