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Address: Tallahassee, FL
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Tallahassee's best running option.

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Oak trees with Spanish moss, rivenes palmettos, pines lake. Great walking or mountain bike trail. Old north Florida

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Oak trees with Spanish moss, rivenes palmettos, pines lake. Great walking or mountain bike trail. Old north Florida

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

I think it is very convenient. You can access from Meridian Rd by parking at Forrest Meadows, or from the state park. If you are on bike or foot you can enter from Maclay rd. Forrest Meadows and Maclay Rd entrance fee is $2. If you drive into Maclay Gardens it is $6 per vehicle but that gives you access... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a really nice trail system with two loops and a connector. The "upper loop" is where the trail entrance on Meridian Road is (park at Forest Meadows city park across the street) and the lower loop in the woods going around Lake Overstreet. Be sure you watch out for roots/tripping hazards! I know more runners than I can... More 

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1 Thank Nancy S
Tallahassee, FL
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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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1 Thank RalphTallahassee_FL
Florida
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96 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
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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Thank Carol W
Tallahassee, Florida
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51 reviews
5 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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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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