By Another Trail
When most people think of Florida, they think of beaches, but the landscape is much more than that. Away from the beaches and the tourists, there are trees and vines and a wilderness so dense that even civilization cannot tame it.
Pockets of jungle are found all over Gainesville, carefully protected, even though they butt right up to houses and busy roads. I love finding them all over the place, some official parks, some just areas in between. The ones in between are often the most fun, carved out by those who seek adventure at home.
Whether this is an official park or not, I have never been sure, but it is a trail used by bikers who fly over the roots and across the many rickety bridges. The bridges change frequently, moved as the creek bed changes, broken, new ones added. It makes it a little more of an adventure.