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Lake Overstreet Trail

Tallahassee, FL
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Ranked #16 of 41 attractions in Tallahassee
Type: Trails
Activities: Running
Description: Tallahassee's best running option.
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Tallahassee, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I went on this trail one weekend before summer with my brother and dog. I am not a hiker yet this trail was doable and beautiful. I had a great time. I would not recommend doing this trail during the summer month but in late May there was enough shade to help keep me from dying of heat.

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Tallahassee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have been running and cycling this trail for around 2 years now and in all.seasons. The trail is challenging in some places for me but overall it's a great trail. Make sure that you are either a member of Maclay Gardens state park or have paid to use the trial. At times there is a guy from a security... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The great part of Lake Overstreet is that you hike, run, or bike the trails almost year round, and it's almost at my back door. The five mile loop has been a favorite with my son's Cub Scout pack, but I've also walked with friends. The Lake is beautiful, and I just discovered the back trails for mountain bikers. There's... More

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Tallahassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

While there are plenty of nature trails near Tallahassee, this trail is right in the city limits. The trail system give you options, such as taking a loop or walking on toward the Maclay Gardens Park. On occasion we have seen deer and other wildlife on morning walks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love to be outside walking or running, but it can be a real challenge in the summer heat and humidity in Tallahassee. So I enjoy heading out to the Lake Overstreet trail that has great cover and your choice of a longer or shorter loop. Be sure to bring your water and a friend if you enjoy chatting. You... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is my 2nd favorite trail in Tallahassee. You have to pay a small fee or buy a state park pass to walk on it (and there are plenty of free trails to walk), but it is a good distance around a lovely lake with beautiful scenery.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

We tried to walk the Lake Overstreet Trail but got lost halfway due to lack of good indications. We got way off track and were lucky to meet a nice lady along the road who offered to drive us back to the parking lot in the park!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

A nice collection of trails. Wide mixed use trail with 2 sections adding up to miles. 3 sections of mountain bike trails plus some "sort of" hidden ones. Pretty lake. Pluses: Bathroom near the lake and a drinking fountain along the trail. Very pretty and peaceful

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Tallahassee, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

I usually do the 5 mile (4.94ish) loop, and it's nice. There are people around but not enough to be crowded. Animals are welcome-- just clean the poop! I used to do this trail once a week with Gulf Winds Track Club, now I just do it when I have some time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

There are two trailheads, one in Maclay gardens and one at the Forrest Meadows center on Meridian Road, You can walk around lake overstreet from Maclay trailhead in about 3 miles. The walk from Meridian road is nearly 5 miles. The trail is through forest, and is mostly even under foot, often sandy. Many run the trail. There are also... More

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