San Felasco Hammock, Gainesville


San Felasco Hammock is a 7,000 acre state preserve located on Millhopper Road, west of Gainesville.  There are two marked trails (one about 5 miles, another about 5 2/3 miles) in the preserve.  There are many other unmarked trails as well, so you can go 10-15 miles without retracing your route.  The marked trails are blazed, and have mileage marks on the trees.  The "yellow" trail  has some fairly hilly sections.  If you run quietly, you will see deer, turkey, bobcats, etc. in the park.   The preserve is part of the Florida state parks system, and requires a $2.00 entry fee.