A long, long time ago there was a big cave, and the ceiling fell in.
The Devil’s Millhopper is one of those things you just need to experience to believe, and it’s something that you need to do at least once when you are living in Gainesville.
From the State Park Website:
“Bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leads down to a miniature rain forest. Small streams trickle down the steep slopes of the limestone sinkhole, disappearing through crevices in the ground. Lush vegetation thrives in the shade of the walls even in dry summers”
Video of the Millhopper
How to Find It
Take NW 53rd Ave to get to the entrance of Devil’s Millhopper State Park. Take the windy road back to the parking lot and pay your fee there (put your money in the blue envelope).
There is a building with an explanation of how the millhopper formed at the trail head