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Address: , Tallahassee, FL
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Activities: Running
Description: Tallahassee's best running option.

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Enjoy your walk...totally in the shade.

I gets hot here and it's nice to walk or run in the shade on well-marked, wide paths. You can take the 5 mile walk where you'll see the occasional biker and horse. The lake is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Tallahassee, FL
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Tallahassee, FL
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I gets hot here and it's nice to walk or run in the shade on well-marked, wide paths. You can take the 5 mile walk where you'll see the occasional biker and horse. The lake is in the middle and is quite peaceful. Just drive North on Meridian and park at Forest meadows Tennis Club.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Excellent trail in a wooded area (shade!) that leads to Lake Overstreet. Ample parking. Lots of nature to observe -- birds, insects, trees, flowers. Wonderful hike in a lovely park. Unfortunately, our trip was cut short due to inclement weather. We will return! Entry fee to get to trailhead in State Park.

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We did the long trail (5 miles) on a very hot day. The shade made the walk very tolerable. The trail was in good condition and provided some challenges with hills. There are a couple of beautiful lookout spots to observe the lake.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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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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Florida
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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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