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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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A wonderful place to visit - Easy hike and a challenging hike

This is not far off of the road but does take you back to rural Florida. Parking is ~$5 for a carful. There is plenty of parking and picnic tables in the center of the lot. There... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Ward D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not far off of the road but does take you back to rural Florida. Parking is ~$5 for a carful. There is plenty of parking and picnic tables in the center of the lot. There is a visitors center with restrooms and a map. There is a simple, flat and relatively short path around the center sinkhole. It... More 

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Thank Ward D
Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a short visit attraction. Not too strenuous, not too interesting, but definitely unique. Take the time to learn about it before taking the trail in.

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Thank lauelipas
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to see beautiful ferns and other plants along with natural streams. The sinkhole was huge with a coupel hundred steps going down for a close view. But so worth it if you appreciate nature. We were told this sinkhole has been forming for ten to fifteen thousand years. Great place to spend a couple quality hours getting back... More 

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Thank Laura R
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was definitely a neat place that you should check out! You can walk down into an old sinkhole and see all the diversity that has developed within it. You can also walk on a trail along the top of the sinkhole (you're not close enough in which you can look down from the top though). I saw a sign... More 

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Thank Kathryn M
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though the park is located at the edge of civilization, and upon entering the park it is not immediately evident, it is a very dramatic example of natures wonder. The park is an honor box pay type, where you pick up an envelope and hanging tag upon entering the parking lot. From the parking lot you trek around 30... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good thing to do when you don't have much time. You pay to park and the rest if free. Interesting signage along the way explains what you are looking at.

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Thank SharonWS1982
West Bradenton, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess I just expected more. It was a sinkhole with some nice foliage and lots of stairs down. We saw more people doing cardio on the stairs than folks like us "taking it in". For all the stairs down and up it just seemed really anticlimactic to me.

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Thank Jason D
Lynn, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this state park that is a 10,000 year old protected sinkhole that has some unique ecological zones. We got to listen to a ranger giving a tour and heard interesting facts about the history of this spot.

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Thank David B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park is at the outskirts of Gainesville, FL on lovely oak-canopied Millhopper Road. The park's singular great feature is its massive sink hole that is wide and deep. It's slopes are densely lined with mature trees and lush green foliage. There is a walking path that circles the entire perimeter and a large wooden stairway leading... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This doesn't take a lot of time. Stop at the visitor's center, walk to bottom of sink hole, walk trail all in an hour or so. Great place for pictures, very beautiful and well maintained. Has bathrooms that were kept clean and some picnic tables out front. Didn't see any animals (other then a few dogs walking with their owners).... More 

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