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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 must see for real Florida

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
konsrq
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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This state park is a small unique hole in the ground type of place. There is a trail walk of about 20 minutes around the sink hole and a bunch of stairs to go down into the sinkhole and view the ferns and other flora that are part of this ecosystem. Pros: this park is close to town, family friendly,... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm in my 70s and was a little apprehensive about climbing down the 232 steps to the bottom of the sinkhole and then back up again. But the manmade wooden walkways are well constructed and not real steep, so it wasn't that difficult. And it was well worth it. To see nature at work up close like that was striking.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very pretty spot if you come during the right time of the year. Unfortunately when I came the lake was covered in algae so it didn't look as nice. There is a trail that goes around it which is nice as well.

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