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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
09:00 - 17:00
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Nice hike and natural wonder

Nice hiking in this park. It is s short walk to the sinkhole that is the main attraction. The hole has a natural rainforest ecosystem in it, so it is full of ferns and flowers. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice hiking in this park. It is s short walk to the sinkhole that is the main attraction. The hole has a natural rainforest ecosystem in it, so it is full of ferns and flowers. We saw it in the winter time and it was still beautiful. It would be more spectacular in summer when all the plants are growing.... More 

Thank dasandman
Keystone Heights, Florida
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23 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful nature walk with various Ferns, Flowers Tree Canopy with lots of Birds and other animals to observe. It is a moderate level of exercise so make sure you are prepared (i.e. take water and some snacks with you; going down not bad, coming back up is tuff on us ole folks)!! :)

Thank N4WMS
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41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time hiking. I came with my friend with two young children. It was very hot day but the park was in shade so it was perfect. Whole walk was not too long so kids didn't get too tired. It was neat to see the big sink hole. Great day trip.

Thank hiromi w
Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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119 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a state park geological area near Gainesville, FL. It is a small park and they charge $4 per car load for admission which is well worth it. There is a parking lot amid large pine trees and a picnic area with water and grills. A short walk away is a visitors center. From there a path leads to... More 

Thank Lee C
Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Devil's Millhopper is the only place for miles around where beautiful natural scenery can be combined with a great mountain climb! A long staircase leads down into a lush sinkhole with an inviting bottom. The climb is on the way out, but don't worry--there are plenty of places to stop along the way. It is a popular local attraction on... More 

Thank edunn2016
Cumming, Georgia
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After completing this little trail I laughed out loud thinking about the reviewer who said some children could do this and the other that said it provides vistas that would make you feel like you were in the Appalachian mountains. My 2 year old (and 5, 7, 10, and 13 year olds) breezed through this. And, the Appalachian mountains, hahahahaaaaa....this... More 

Thank Louames
West Palm Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice walking/hiking area with paths. Pretty forest with a lot to see. Has an area of info about the park. Peaceful way to spend an hour or two.

Thank Leslie S
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've come here many times over the years since before it became a state park. In the old days we could even find sharks teeth at the bottom. Nowadays I still like to bring visitors here to see this unusual sight. This sink hole is much bigger and deeper than most, 120 feet deep, and gives a great view of... More 

Thank Patrick G
Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A walk around and into the Devil's Millhopper makes a wonderful interlude in hectic lives as well as giving the body an excellent, low-impact workout (there's a lot of steps! It is a great physical workout and kids can do it if they're old enough to keep it from being risky for them. I've done it many times in the... More 

Thank vdagvlc
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is hard to find any state parks in Florida that isn't completely flat. This is a ~200 foot deep, 500 foot across sink hole on the north side of Gainesville. It has steps to the bottom of the hole and a trail around the rim. It is nicely covered by the trees so it isn't too hot. It is... More 

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