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“Scenic and relatively flat” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail

Ranked #16 of 81 things to do in Tallahassee
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Owner description: Trail following Florida's oldest railroad line.
Tallahassee
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Scenic and relatively flat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

I love this trail. I ride it a few times a year. The fishing town of St. Marks and San Marcos de Apalache State Park are with the ride.

Visited May 2013
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Panama City, Florida
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“Great way to exercise and see a bit of old Florida.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

The rail to trail bike (or running) trail is close to Tallahassee (Capitol City Circle), but takes you to the coast and through some varied parts of this section of Florida. There's even a spur that will allow you to go to Wakulla Springs.

There are frequent benches to allow you to rest along the 16 mile (one-way) trail and very nice porta-potties. However, several parks are also along the way, the one with the best children's playground is actually in Wakulla County at their trailhead (about 9 miles from the start in Leon Co.). Weekends and weekdays, lots of bikers make use of this great generally flat trail.

Visited March 2014
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Tallahassee, Florida
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143 reviews
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“Wonderful Bike Trail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

Whether you enjoy mountain biking, road biking, or just walking, these trails are beautiful and nice. These are not really for amateurs as there are many trees and obstacles inches from the road, but if you can ride proficiently, then you should have no problems.

Visited September 2013
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Tallahassee, Florida
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“One of our favorite rides”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

This is an easy, scenic spin from Tallahassee to St. Marks. Once we reach st. Marks, we either ride up to the lighthouse, or tool around the docks. The entire trail is smoothly paved. The overhanging canopy of trees offers shade. One quick warning to female cyclists and runners: please bring a partner. I've never experienced any problems, but have heard about some safety issues in the more secluded sections of the trail.

Visited August 2013
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Tallahassee, Florida
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39 reviews
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“Best bike trail on Tally”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

If you are used to flatland trails this is a must for hilly Tallahassee. This trail is nicely shaded by mature trees, perfect for a hot summer bike ride.

Visited July 2013
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