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Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL 32653
+1 352-955-2008
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I've lived 2 miles from Devil's Millhopper the majority of my life and it's still one of my... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Tagg M
via mobile
For nature lovers

My husband grew up in Florida and never knew about this park. I found it in a tour book. We live in... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Longwood, Florida
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4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL 32653
+1 352-955-2008
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 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 13 June 2017

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 4 June 2017

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 June 2017

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 28 May 2017

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 24 May 2017 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 21 May 2017

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
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Definitely a good place for a weekend outing, but don't expect to find much to do. The park is pretty small and walking the trail will take an hour or two at most. That being said, it's always very quiet and beautiful.

Thank Costin A
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful spot in Gainesville to enjoy nature and relax. Easy hike down to the bottom, wish it wasnt raining so i could enjoy the peace and quiet that this park offers. 4 dollars for entry fee which is on the honor system. Highly...More

Thank T W
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This was a pleasant woodland area with a twist in that there is a large hole / crater. There was ranger present for our visit and he made the trip much more interesting outlining the history of the location and how it was formed. There...More

Thank colin g
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Patricia H
1 July 2017|
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Response from Tagg M | Reviewed this property |
Not quite. To see the sinkhole you have to go downstairs.
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.