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Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

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Address: 4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL 32653
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+1 352-955-2008
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

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A beautiful workout.

The park has trails around the property that are good for hiking. The main attraction is the sinkhole. The trip down into the sinkhole is marked by all kinds of awesome plants... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The park has trails around the property that are good for hiking. The main attraction is the sinkhole. The trip down into the sinkhole is marked by all kinds of awesome plants and a small waterfall. You travel down I to the sinkhole on sturdy stairs. Just know that the trip back up is not for those who are out... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a small park, but the scenery is very beautiful. The sinkhole - which is the focus of the park - is filled with ferns and other green plants. There's also a pretty waterfall. It's very peaceful here. Nice and cool at the bottom of the sinkhole, too. Felt great on a sunny 80 degree day. Parking is on... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I took a young child in a child carrier; with the many stairs, I would have had to carry her in my arms. This is manageable for any adult in reasonably good health and the short loop circling around the sinkhole was peacefully pleasant. This is a great way to spend an afternoon outdoors in the cooler months in Gainesville.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The geological sinkhole is nice, but most of the explanations appear to be 10+ years old. The information looks accurate, but the presentation is dated.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the trip. On the morning we were there, many runners and exercise types were jogging up and down the stairs for a real work-out. It's a lovely setting and with a short trail around the fringe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to visit. Full of native flora and fauna. Just remember if you go down, you do have to come back up....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A quiet gem in the heart of Gainesville. Very peaceful. Make sure you have change for the parking to place in an envelope.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to bring the kids for a 30-45 minute nature trail hike. The skink hole is very deep and fun to go up and down.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short trails lead around the sink and stairs descend into the sink. A very pretty park and a unique formation.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I enjoy being outdoors and exploring nature. Devil's Millhopper was a nice short hike (less than 1 mile) that includes a descent into sinkhole with its own unique ecosystem within. There is a small, slightly aged interpretive center near the parking lot that explains how the sinkhole formed and the reasoning behind the name "Devil's Millhopper." It... More 

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