Alfred A. Ring Park features a dense slope forest along Hogtown Creek with old-growth trees and rare wildflowers along Appalachian-style ravines, a scenic hike
Hogtown Creek Greenway
Along the waterway that provided Gainesville its original name - Hogtown - this greenway traces the flow of water southwest through the city to where the creek vanishes into a prairie west of Interstate 75. Each of these parks and preserves are a part of the greenway and you can walk their trails. There are others without public access. All of these preserves are managed by the City of Gainesville for day use only. Some have walk-in access only.
Following the flow of the creek downstream:
Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park [29.696516, -82.342923]
29th Road Nature Park [29.696516, -82.342923]
Alfred Ring Park [29.674283,-82.347019]
Loblolly Woods Nature Park [29.655222, -82.371825 ]
Split Rock Conservation Area [29.639295, -82.410380]
The Hogtown Creek Greenway listed below is a linear bike path bisecting Loblolly Woods Nature Park. It was given that name before a conservation plan was put in place to create an actual greenbelt through the city, and signage still refers to it by the name.
On the Hogtown Creek Greenway, get lost in the woods in the heart of old Gainesville while getting in touch with the past
Protecting 159 acres of lush forests along the confluence of Possum Creek and Hogtown Creek, Loblolly Woods Nature Park is a beauty spot in urban Gainesville.