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Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL 32653
+1 352-955-2008
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Hidden Treasure in Gainesville

This place is truly a wonder. We visited last fall and the weather was perfect (I would not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mary F
Gainesville, Florida
via mobile
Forget the gym and climb these steps

When it's 95 degrees out and you want a place to get away, then try the mill hopper. Over 100 steps... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gainesville, Florida
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“nature trail” (25 reviews)
“honor system” (13 reviews)
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4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL 32653
+1 352-955-2008
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is truly a wonder. We visited last fall and the weather was perfect (I would not recommend going in the summer heat). The 200 +/- stairs down to the sinkhole area were worth the trek; going back up was a bit of a...More

Thank Mary F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When it's 95 degrees out and you want a place to get away, then try the mill hopper. Over 100 steps down into this giant sink and you'll experience the cool air and serenity of a stream cascading down into the bottom. There is a...More

Thank Dangafl
Reviewed 3 days ago

See the REAL Florida as you take 232 steps down to the bottom of a very hold sink hole. Also learn about sink holes in the visitor center. This is a nice 90-minutes experience. As a kid back in the early 1970's, my friends and...More

Thank Cardstunts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Devil's Millhopper has a giant sinkhole that is very intersting to visit. People can hike all the way down to the bottom of the sinkhole and also hike around at the top of the sinkhole. Many people like to run and exercise here also.

Thank tufgator
Reviewed 1 week ago

Suggesting to decent many stairs may seem odd while raining but this place is magical when it is raining. There are mini waterfalls that cascade along the route.

Thank ecosta22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived to park right as it opened and were surprised by the amount of people who had already started walking/jogging on the trails. It was refreshing to see the park being enjoyed by so many, however. The scenery was gorgeous and the descent into...More

Thank Shawn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This nature preserve is a great place to take the family for a picnic, and the foliage in the spring is gorgeous.

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Nice place to walk around - not very large but fun, cheap activity to get out. Great place to bring dogs.

Thank Britneyladd
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I've lived 2 miles from Devil's Millhopper the majority of my life and it's still one of my favorite places to visit. It's very serene and peaceful. Beware... there are about 200 steps to the bottom, but once you're there, you won't regret your experience....More

Thank Tagg M
Reviewed 13 June 2017

My husband grew up in Florida and never knew about this park. I found it in a tour book. We live in Orlando and decided to start taking day trips around the state and this was a fun-find we combined with a visit to nearby...More

Thank ganyt
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Patricia H
1 July 2017|
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Response from Tagg M | Reviewed this property |
Not quite. To see the sinkhole you have to go downstairs.
22 April 2016|
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Response from Kristin S | Reviewed this property |
No. There actually isn't even water in the sinkhole. It's more of a small rainforest ecosystem. At the bottom of the steps it's fenced off for viewing only.
14 May 2015|
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Response from Patty A | Reviewed this property |
I think it is 267-273. I counted, and that's my recollection.