Things to do in/near Gainesville, FL: Paynes Prairie Cone Dike Trail
Updated: May 24, 2021
Want to see the "real" Florida?
Head over to Paynes Prairie State Park for a fun day of hiking. My favorite trail is the Cone Dike Trail (there are many other beautiful, shaded trails in the park, but Cone Dike Trail is for wildlife spotting- it's not shaded, but worth it).
I have seen bison, wild horses, deer, rabbits, gators, and more!
I like to hike this trail closer to sunset as animal activity is highest (feeding time).
Below are pictures from a beautiful late afternoon hike: