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Amazing bike/walking trail

The Hawthorne trail is a go-to trail for cyclists and walkers and I personally enjoy going the 17... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colin H
Gainesville, Florida
Wonderful Ride!

This is a great trail and offers a few fun elevation changes. We started at Depot Park and rode... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Gene M
Tampa, Florida
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3400 SE 15th St, Gainesville, FL 32641-1405
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hawthorne trail is a go-to trail for cyclists and walkers and I personally enjoy going the 17 miles to Hawthorne and back and then have lunch. It's a great Saturday activity to see a little bit of Florida and get some exercise.

Thank Colin H
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This is a great trail and offers a few fun elevation changes. We started at Depot Park and rode the trail with friends. Everyone enjoyed this trail.

Thank Gene M
Reviewed 24 March 2018

The trail is well maintained and shaded in some areas. We liked how there are hiking trails maintained by Alachua County Parks and the State Park Service along the bike trail that we could get off the bikes for a bit and walk. Access and...More

Thank diaq
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We rode here with our college age daughter. It is very well maintained. The parking is a little limited. We rode our tandem with plenty of room to pass and relax.

1  Thank mzbh2016
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Have done parts of the trail many times over the years. First time, did the whole 15+ miles. Stopped for lunch, which we had packed, and ate under a large tree with the breezes blowing. Will need to put a car at each end, unless...More

3  Thank G8114EInancys
Reviewed 24 January 2018

We rode this trail in two parts even though some could complete it in a single ride. We started at Hawthorne and rode to Boulware Springs park, and back. And on a second day, started at Boulware and road to and through Depot Park and...More

Thank HersheyBaggins
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Our favorite trail so far! Very well maintain and many conecting trails to different routs, well signed too! You can choose how long of a ride you want to do! Beautiful and the weather was gorgeous on a Monday! Not too many people around!

1  Thank nabeab
Reviewed 4 July 2017

If you are on this trail or coming from Payne's Prairie stopping at the Boulware Springs Park is a good choice. There is a nice bathroom you can use and there is interesting history. This artesian spring here was tapped in 1898 for the city....More

2  Thank Don P
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I love to use the Hawthorne Trail for long bike rides and rollerblading. The main reason for this is for safety from cars- the trail provides a 16 mile one-way path or 32 miles round-trip- start and end wherever you'd like. I love to park...More

1  Thank Susannah P
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is a good walking track and picnic areas along the way. At soccer days there are many tailgating activities, which adds to the local culture of soccer. It is always humid and if it is hot, it gets too much...bring tons to fluids along...More

Thank mabrondani
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8 July 2016|
Response from Dave M |
There is a place to rent although near downtown. Its at SW 2nd Ave and SW 6th Street in Gainesville. Once you rent your bike just continue South on the Rail Trail about one and one half miles until it turns into the... More
22 May 2015|
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Response from drummerbrat | Reviewed this property |
Yes pets are allowed, remember bikes are riding in both dirrections so stay aware of moving bike traffic.