Friends of Paynes Prairie

America's State Parks First Day Hikes: Gentle Walk on La Chua Trail

  • 01 January 2014
  • 9:00 AM
  • La Chua Trail at Paynes Prairie

America's State Parks 
First Day Hikes
Gentle Walk on La Chua Trail


Looking for an active way to start the new year?  How about a gentle walk in nature, amid the beautiful open landscape of Paynes Prairie.  This walk is suitable for those who are not ardent hikers but still want to have an outdoor Paynes Prairie experience. The pace is slow and comfortable and along the way we will stop and talk about what we see. Distance will range from 1-3 miles depending on the desire and abilities of the participants.  This gentle walk of approximately one mile will take you onto the prairie basin where you can challenge yourself to identify birds, trees, and wildflowers, or just enjoy a peaceful stroll. If lucky, the sandhill cranes, bison, or wild horses may be seen. Your guide will share Paynes Prairie history, including a tour of the old

Camp Ranchhorse barn.  Bring your binoculars, field guides, and water. Be sure to wear sunscreen, closed toe shoes, and a hat or sunglass. A public restroom is available.


9:00 am - 11:00 am


Meet at the La Chua Trail Parking Lot


Cost is $2 per Person

Pay Onsite - Cash Only


All Ages Welcome

No Pets Allowed







Thank you for supporting Paynes Prairie.
Goal: $2,000.00
Collected: $1,200.00

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Visitors Center - 352-466-4100
Ranger Station - 352-466-3397

Friends of Paynes Prairie
100 Savannah Boulevard
Micanopy, FL 32667

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