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Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

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Nice family fun

Great area to take the kids or pets for a walk. Picnic tables and bathrooms are available. Devils... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Cheryl R
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Climb down through climate changes into a giant sinkhole

Fun place for locals and travelers alike. Walk the .9-mile loop around the sinkhole, or take about... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
n h
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4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL 32653
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Very boring and really there is nothing to see. You have to walk a million stairs down to see a sinkholes and a million places up again.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Being a local, I’ve visited a few times...but the steps to the sink hole are currently closed. You can still pay to enter the park, walk the outter rim trail, but probably not worth it. There are signs at the entrance before you pay indicating...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jgatravels
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Great area to take the kids or pets for a walk. Picnic tables and bathrooms are available. Devils Millhopper is an ancient sink hole. So geologically and botanically it is very interesting. Please keep in mind it is a long ways to the bottom and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

Fun place for locals and travelers alike. Walk the .9-mile loop around the sinkhole, or take about 200 steps down into the abyss. You'll actually notice that you go through changes in climate as you climb down and up again. Notice the little waterfalls streaming...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank n h
Reviewed 6 August 2018

very subdued state park. has a mile + trail around the sink hole. there are a couple of streams which, when rainy help fill the sink hole with water. sometimes the sink hole is dry for all appearances. unfortunately, the boardwalk that takes you to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank chrisnorley
Reviewed 25 July 2018

A nice inexpensive walk in nature with added exercise of steps. Only problem is that the boardwalk is closed due to damage from Irma. The web says if should reopen early 2018

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank David K
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The lovely wooden sinkhole boardwalk was destroyed by storm weather and will be under construction till 2019 so it is closed. There is a nice walk in the woods, though.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Moestiekje
Reviewed 1 July 2018

This park is truly a nature lovers dream. It tells us so much about how our world was created. I would like to do a update as to the conditions of the stairs. There was much damage to the trail going down to the bottom...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jameswschwartz
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Hiking down the stairways is fun and it is amazing the temperature difference from the top to the bottom. Nice hiking trails at the surface as well and interesting visitor center displays.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank GeneM357
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

The Devils Millhopper it’s a small park in northern Gainesville. It’s been around forever as a place where people would go visit even before it was a state park. Deafly worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Kelly D
15 June 2018|
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Response from jameswschwartz | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but not sure. The park service has been repairing them but delayed due to all if the heavy rains we have had this year.
12 January 2018|
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Response from kcurry57 | Reviewed this property |
Still closed, errosion issues. Could be awhile. ..
Patricia H
2 July 2017|
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Response from George P | Reviewed this property |
It is to some extent. The beautiful stairway down to the bottom is naturally out of the question, but there is a walking trail that surrounds the sinkhole that is very picturesque and quite possibly is level enough to enable... More