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San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

 About San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

Small sinkhole filled with water lies in the hardwood forest surrounded by trees.


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Fall has arrived!  This is a great time to hike, bike, or horseback ride our extensive trail systems.  Many of the trails are well shaded, and the mornings are now crisp and the humidity is at a more comfortable level than during the summer months.  The goldenrods are a harbinger of fall and you'll see them in many of the open sunny areas. Be sure to bring plenty of water for both you and your pet.  The days are growing shorter so remember to allow enough time to enjoy the trails before darkness falls.

Ticks are prevalent in San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park. I strongly encourage visitors to use repellant while visiting this park for their safety. Typical tick borne diseases include Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme Disease and the more common, Ehrichliosis. Most tick bites do not result in illness; therefore treatment is not recommended unless a person becomes ill.

To all our visitors ~ The trail systems at San Felasco Hammock feature hiking trails, horse trails and mountain bike trails. Please extend to others the same courtesy you would wish to be given by refraining from using the trails other than for their intended use.

For your safety and the safety of other visitors, horse riders should not use bike trails, mountain bikers should not use horse trails, and hikers and joggers should utilize the hiking trails.

Bike riders should yield to horse riders, and hikers should yield to both horse riders and bike riders.

Please note: Dogs are not allowed at the Bike/Horse trail head or on the bike or horse trails. Dogs on a hand-held 6-foot leash are welcome on the San Felasco hiking trailhead, located on CR 232 (11101 Millhopper Road, Gainesville). Don't forget to bring water for him too!

Other unmarked roads are park patrol roads and while you are welcome to traverse them, please be aware at all times of other visitors on them. 


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To the Hiking Trailhead: Take I-75 to C.R. 222 (Milepost Exit 390 - Old Exit 77) and drive west 2.9 miles to C.R. 241. Turn right onto C.R. 241 and drive 2.0 miles to C.R. 232. Turn right onto C.R. 232 and drive 2.2 miles. The park entrance is on the right just east of the I-75 overpass. (No interchange at this overpass.)

To the Equestrian and Mountain Bike Trailhead: Take I-75 to U.S. 441 (Milepost Exit 399 - Old Exit 78) and drive south 2.8 miles (through the city of Alachua). Turn right onto Progress Blvd. Drive 0.7 miles to the park entrance. (Continue past the end of the pavement and onto the grade road.) Pets, except for horses, are not allowed.