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Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail

Tallahassee, FL
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Ranked #8 of 41 attractions in Tallahassee
Type: Trails
Activities: Running
Description: Trail following Florida's oldest railroad line.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

great place to go for a run/bike ride. just south of the city it carrys u on towards st. marks. getting there is "downhill", coming back is a ever so slight incline lol.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I've rode this trail many times in the past couple of years. I start in Tallahassee at the Capital Circle Trailhead ending at St. Marks. The last 6 miles, from Hwy 98 to St. Marks is the prettiest part with a lot shade and some curves. A flat trail with many chances to stop for water, benches or restrooms along... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have been riding the trail for years. The trail was recently resurfaced and widened along with the addition of more bathrooms. Over the years since it was a railroad the trees have grown closer to the trail so even on the sunniest days you can find shade to ride in. I personally like to ride from Tallahassee to Saint... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We started in St. Marks, rode to the end in Tallahassee then back to St Marks for lunch. The rails to trails path runs through some lovely shady areas and passes through some great country side. Traffic was not an issue until we got right into tallahassee. We are big rails to trails fans and this one is one of... More

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Tallahassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 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.

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Panama City, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 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... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 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.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

In hot days, a great place to ride your bike is the St. Mark's trail. A "Rails-to-Trails" project, it is almost exactly flat, newly paved, with a canopy of tress protecting you from the hot sun. You can go all the way to St. Marks, or turn around anytime. There are rest rooms and benches for stopping if desired.

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