Cofrin Nature Park

4810 NW 8th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32605
352-334-5067 Pet Friendly

In the heart of urbanized west Gainesville, Cofrin Nature Park features a half-mile long hiking trail the legacy of Mrs. Gladys Cofrin, an active environmentalist who had a horse farm and family homestead on this site. Large hardwood trees are found in the forest along picturesque Beville Heights Creek, and seepage wetlands on the slopes above the creek support lush growths of ferns and wildflowers.

The park entrance is controlled by gates and The park is open from 8 to 6, Nov-Apr, and 8 to 8, May-Oct. There are picnic tables and a portable toilet at the trailhead, plus a bike rack for passing bicyclists to park and take a walk on the nature trail. Parking spaces are limited.

Location: 4810 NW Eighth Ave.
Length: 0.5 mile
Type: round-trip with loop
Fees: none
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Bug factor: low to moderate
Restroom: Yes