Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park, Gainesville

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  • August 11, 2017
    the truth is that this place is not the big thing, the reason why I gave it 5 stars is because it is a nice place for walks in the morning if you're a person athletic also serves to do exercises on stairs, the smell of the platantas and the noise of the animals of make to relax your mind , so that if you want to destraerte of all this would be a cute place to go, that if the mosquito repellent because there are many
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  • August 9, 2017
    Great geological site! Very interesting on its own and certainly a great way to get exercise. Can't quite remember the number of steps exactly, I believe it's close to 500 down and back up total.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This is a real interesting place to take a visitor in Gainesville. It is also an amazing workout - how many stairs are there - really whole lot, I promise you. While you see those athletic people run ...  more »
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  • March 25, 2017
    Neat place to visit to get in some STEPS. 😉 Take the nature trail and then decent into the sink hole. At the bottom, even tho mainly dried up, it is neat to look around at the vegetation growing on the walls encamped around you as you are at the center bottom of the sink hole. Cool sounds like surround sound as multiple tiny stream flow down on all sides of the sink hole. The temperature feel cooler down here....
  • March 19, 2017
    This park is gorgeous! It has an amazing wooden trail down into the ancient sink hole, and a fun nature trail too. The sound of spring water running down the gorge was musical. And the water keeps the whole place cool and refreshing.
  • March 2, 2017
    Very cool park. It's very small, but the sinkhole is pretty awesome. There are a good amount of steps to get down, but the nature at the bottom is fantastic. Read all the signs on the way down for a bit of history. We also walked the nature trail around, it's only about half a mile, and it was pretty decent.
  • January 26, 2017
    It's an excellent, but small, park. The trail that circles the sinkhole is a nice short walk and I've seen things like turtles on it. There's a visitor center that plays a video that explains why it's called Devil's Millhopper - which seems like a really random, obscure name at first. The sinkhole is a very relaxing environment. It's mostly quiet minus some running water. It's a bit cooler down there next to the water as well. The stairs going up and down could be used for a pretty good workout.
  • May 29, 2017
    Great work out, the stairs are a killer coming back up, but viewing the sinkhole is absolutely fascinating. Great park very calm and relaxed.

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