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Protecting 159 acres of lushly forested bottomland along the confluence of Possum Creek and Hogtown Creek, Loblolly Woods Nature Park is one of ten parks that make up the City of Gainesville’s Hogtown Creek Greenway Parks. Spring wildflowers carpet the forest floor and the namesake loblolly pines are some of the largest in the region. Bisected by a broad bicycle-friendly path, it’s a place where narrow side trails lead to pretty bluffs above the creeks and sinkholes.
From I-75 exit 387, Newberry Road, drive east 2.8 miles past the Oaks Mall and continue towards the University of Florida. The road becomes University Boulevard. At NW 34th Street (CR 121), turn left. The right turn onto 5th Avenue comes up very quickly, with a tiny sign hidden between residences. There are only three parking spaces. Alternate parking is possible farther up NW 34th Street at a city park on the right, connecting to this entrance via a sidewalk. Parking is also available at another entrance to the park off 8th Avenue on NW 31st Drive.