The TRACK Trail at Loblolly Woods Nature Park is an easy 0.4 mile (one-way) out-and-back hike along a path near the banks of Hogtown and Possum Creeks.
A high canopy of loblolly pines, live oaks, southern magnolias, and a variety of other tree species shade the entire hike. There are many spots with views of Hogtown Creek where you can relax and listen to the sounds of the water. About halfway through, an observation platform looks out over a willow marsh, an open area that's great for bird watching.
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Seasonality: Open all year
Adventures for Loblolly Woods Nature Park
Nature's Hide & SeekDifficulty:
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Creeks and streams are some of the most dynamic environments on earth. Let’s explore the ways streams support life and transform the planet.
Birds of GainesvilleDifficulty:
The Birds of Gainesville brochure shows kids where to look for different birds along the trail. The brochure contains illustrations of some of the more common birds and information on how to identify them through various clues.
Need for TreesDifficulty:
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, you will discover six of the more common trees found at the park. During your adventure, you will learn about the need we, and other animals, have for trees and about the roles they play in the forest.
3315 NW 5th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32607