Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park, Gainesville

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  • A fantastic place where you can descend,step by step, into a huge Florida sinkhole. You can observe vegetation change as you go deeper to ground zero. After this, you can walk along the rim of the sin...  more »
  • Exploring the great outdoors in a State Park. Areas for picnics and grilling. We where unable to hike down to the sink whole since Hurricane Irma damaged the walkway. However we did walk the half mile...  more »
  • Such a beautiful place. Recommend doing the nature trails then the sink hole. If you want to see the sink hole you have to be up for tons and tons of steps. But this place is beautiful.  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.
  • 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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