Take a Hike

Fall is by far my favorite time of year here in Tallahassee. We finally get a break from the hot and humid summer, the colors change, the insects fade and the fishing explodes. The reason I enjoy Fall the most is because it is the perfect time to get out and enjoy all the hiking trails that the Capital City offers. Whether it’s an evening stroll to wind down after a long day at work, an all day adventure or a weekend excursion, there’s a trail nearby, and many are within the city itself. 

You can access information regarding several different trails at http://www.trailahassee.com. The website is helpful in planning an active weekend in Tallahassee. Information such as skill level, surface type, distance, plus brief overviews of each trail can help assist in finding the perfect trail to fit your needs. This helpful website is not only limited to hiking trails but also includes paddling, biking, equestrian, and running trails, so no matter your sport, you will find this website useful.

As Florida residents and/or visitors, we are luckily enough to have a National Scenic Trail right in our backyard: the Florida Trail. The Florida Trail stretches 1,300 miles and offers a unique look into all of what Florida has to offer. A portion of this beautiful trail lies just south of Tallahassee and offers many access points to enjoy as day trips. Find more information at https://www.floridatrail.org/fnst/floridatrail.

If you need to gear up for the trail life, I recommend stopping in at Trail & Ski located at 2743 Capital Cir NE # 103. They carry quality merchandise with exceptional customer service and a very knowledgeable staff to help you fulfill your trail needs, including everything from footwear to water filtration systems.

So as the colors change and the air gets crisp, be sure to take advantage and explore Tallahassee and the surrounding areas. I will be highlighting some of my favorite local trails in upcoming blogs throughout the hiking season, but in the meantime, feel free to contact me at hsoutdoors@outlook.com for additional information, tips or recommendations. See you on the trail!       

Harry Smith, A Tallahassee Native & Author Author:

Harry Smith


As a Tallahassee native, Harry has always appreciated the great outdoors. Now as a guide and long time avid kayak angler, he takes great pride in opening the eyes of veteran residents as well as newcomers to the state to all of the wonders that north Florida has to offer. Whether it is by foot, bike, or kayak, Harry never turns down an adventure and is always eager to share ideas among fellow enthusiasts. As the owner of Harry Smith Outdoors, and an ambassador for the state, he can always be found with a smile on his face and the outdoors on his mind.

You can find Harry on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hsmithoutdoors or come by and see him in Railroad Square Art Park at 694-4a Industrial Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32310.

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