O'Leno State Park

High Springs, Florida

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The major feature of O’Leno State Park is the Santa Fe land bridge, a hardwood hammock and sinkhole area where the Santa Fe River goes underground and reappears a mile or so later. The 6,000-acre park provides places for horseback riding, swimming, fishing, and boating as well as biking and nature trails. It has a large pavilion and kitchen facilities, which make it a favorite destination for folks from Gainesville who use the buildings and grounds for weddings and fraternity parties. Itchetucknee Springs State Park, 12 miles away, offers swimming, canoeing, tubing, and rafting on a clear spring-fed run that feeds into the Santa Fe River near its confluence with the Suwannee. Trails: Paved entrance road, 2.0 miles; dirt and sand double and single tracks, 13.0 miles. Location: Alachua and Columbia Counties.
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by David Gluckman (The Globe Pequot Press)

The major feature of O’Leno State Park is the Santa Fe land bridge, a hardwood hammock and sinkhole area where the Santa Fe River goes underground and reappears a mile or so later. The 6,000-acre park provides places for horseback riding, swimming, fishing, and boating as well as biking and nature trails. It has a large pavilion and kitchen facilities, which make it a favorite destination for folks from Gainesville who use the buildings and grounds for weddings and fraternity parties.

Itchetucknee Springs State Park, 12 miles away, offers swimming, canoeing, tubing, and rafting on a clear spring-fed run that feeds into the Santa Fe River near its confluence with the Suwannee. Trails: Paved entrance road, 2.0 miles; dirt and sand double and single tracks, 13.0 miles. Location: Alachua and Columbia Counties.

©  David Gluckman/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Horseback Riding, Rail-Trails
Nearby City: High Springs
Distance: 15
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
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Skill Level: Easy
Season: Open all year
Driving Directions: Directions to O'Leno State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

11/15/2013
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This is a beautiful and well maintained trail and park.. The trails themselves are well laid out and marked with several intersecting loops that facilitate a variety of fitness levels. The camp sites are still very friendly to family tent campers since they have not cut huge spots for the larger rv/trailer crowd. This hidden jewel is now my favorite place to introduce people to camping/hiking.



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