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Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail

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Address: Tallahassee, FL
Activities: Running
Description: Trail following Florida's oldest railroad line.

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Delightful, well executed, rails to trail

Unlike so many rails to trails I've experienced that run alongside a major road and leave you exposed to traffic, the southern 7 miles or so of this trail are underneath a canopy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We actually went to Tallahassee to ride on the Tallahassee-St. Marks Rail trail. It is a beautiful trail and certainly worth the trip. It starts in Tallahassee and ends in the village of St. Marks that was a fishing village at one time.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Unlike so many rails to trails I've experienced that run alongside a major road and leave you exposed to traffic, the southern 7 miles or so of this trail are underneath a canopy of trees and runs through rural landscapes or behind small town country homes. Normally I would be grateful for copious amounts of shade, but we rode this... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This trail has always been on my bucket list of Florida bike trails but couldn't justify the drive all the way from Tampa just to ride it. However, this past weekend we we had tickets to the FSU-Notre Dame game so decided to bring our bikes and was very glad that we did. The weather was perfect for bike riding... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We rented hybrid bikes from the bicycle shop which is about 1.5 miles from the Tallahassee trail head. We cycled at a leisurely pace taking time to stop and enjoy the surroundings. We did just 23 miles total and it was an enjoyable cycle. I think cycling from the St Marks Trailhead may have been more scenic, however and would... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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 via mobile

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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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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