Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park, Gainesville

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TripAdvisor
  • 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 p...  more »
  • 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 bot...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • 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....
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I came here with my family and we had such a great time! We really love nature and hiking so this was tons of fun. I would definitely recommend at least going to the sinkhole once while in Gainesville because it's amazing. Great place to go after class, during the weekend, or on a date.