Bicycling and inline skating are permitted the entire length of the trail. Helmets are highly recommended for all cyclists and Florida law requires helmets for cyclists age 16 and under.
Fishing is permitted at Prairie Creek and Lochloosa Creek from the trail bridges. All fishing within the park must conform to regulations concerning size, number, method of capture and season.
Hiking is permitted on the entire length of the trail.
Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail is committed to providing a variety of amenities accessible to all of our visitors.
These amenities include:
Service animals are welcome in all areas of Florida State Parks.
Horseback riding is allowed along the entire recreational trail.
Well-behaved dogs are allowed on a six-foot hand-held leash on the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail.