An absolutely breathtaking series of many trails (my six mile hike seemed to only graze the surface) with rich diversity including pines, old forest, and swamp and marshlands, lovingly and well maintained by the Alachua Conservation Trust.
Trails such as these are often hard to find, difficult to reach, or lack parking. In this case, it's easy to reach simply by going to Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail Parking (map), parking in the wide designated area, and walking stright ahead (watch for bikers on the paved trail!) toward the picnic bench pictured below. Almost immediately you will see a sign for the Susan Wright Trail, and after that you can take your pick of many trails including the Kathy Cantwell Trail.
At one point, I re-emerged along the paved biking trail - which is always busy on the weekends while the forest trails are quiet - and found literature for the nearby Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery, worth mentioning here for nature lovers who prefer a natural, less costly, and environmentally sound alternative to other burial options. Includes resting places for ashes and pets as well, and I am taken enough by their literature to mention here. This nonprofit organization also seeks volunteers.
The images below from Prairie Creek Preserve are from late spring and autumn. It is amazing how much changes and stays the same, and all seasons are beautiful here in sites and sounds. Happy hiking!