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I hiked all of the Lake Overstreet and the connecting Ravine Trail from the trailhead at Maclay... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2019
William W
Tallahassee, Florida
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Great trails. Very peaceful

This was a wonderful trail. It is shared by everyone so be aware of others on the trail with dogs... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2017
Ward D
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Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

I hiked all of the Lake Overstreet and the connecting Ravine Trail from the trailhead at Maclay Gardens. These trails are excellent! The portions of the Lake Overstreet Trail east of the lake are flatter while the west side and Ravine Trail are much more...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank William W
Reviewed December 3, 2017

This was a wonderful trail. It is shared by everyone so be aware of others on the trail with dogs, runners and walkers (and horseback riders I am told) it circles a very pleasant lake and took about an hour for the trail that we...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Ward D
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Took the family and walked with a little jogging. Pretty scenery and peaceful setting. There is traffic on the trails, but not bad at all. Walkers, bikers and even horse the day we were there. I like the distance and you can tailor to suit...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank rb1fish
Reviewed June 11, 2017

My friend and I went here and the trail is beautiful. We love nature and all the different trees than we have here in Illinois.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank romeogirllisa
Reviewed April 1, 2017

shady, well marked and wide paths! This is my new favorite place to exercise! Parking at Forrest Meadow park is convenient and there is a crosswalk to get to the trailhead across Meridian Rd. Don't forget the $2 entrance fee.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank explorita_senorita
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Plenty of miles of trail riding here. The singletrack is challenging but not too technical with plenty of root features to ride over. The northern connector trail provides the biggest challenge in the first mile or so, in my opinion. Take to the wider multi-use...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank rick417
Reviewed June 17, 2016

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

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Tallytravler
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...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank JalexMetal
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....More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Nancy S
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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank RalphTallahassee_FL
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Kelly Z
July 8, 2019|
Response from William W | Reviewed this property |
The Lake Overstreet Loop is about 3 miles. You will have to walk a short distance from the parking areas to reach the loop. I typically use the parking area in the main state park entrance.