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Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL 32653
+1 352-955-2008
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Interesting spot for Florida!

One of the few sites in Florida that involves stairs and a descent. It is well laid out but you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Florida
Nature telling history

We went as a quick stop. It was a neat park and a good short walking trail. Unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vic P
Tallahassee, Florida
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  • Average11%
  • 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

1  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
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This place is fun and very scenic to get a stair workout in winter. Gorgeous surroundings. Great place to take anyone who can go up/down stairs for a gorgeous view of a sinkhole with nature all around. .

Thank TravelsnobCRA
Reviewed 30 September 2017

You can walk around the sinkhole, and then take the stairs down into the depths. It's not as slippery as I feared, and as long as you stop for a break now and then, not too strenuous going back up. Definitely worth a trip! Entrance...More

1  Thank Alex H
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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.