Mountain Biking in Tallahassee

by: , Jose Sanchez

Tallahassee is home to some of the best mountain biking in Florida with 100+ miles of in town trails as diverse as they come. For good reason the Tallahassee Mountain Bike Association’s motto is “Not all of Florida is Flat”. The varying terrain, trail connectivity and extensive tree canopy provides a riding experience that is unmatched anywhere else in Florida.

For a fun, flowy experience ride Munson Hills on the south side of town. Five miles south of downtown, Munson Hills trail is an eight-mile loop that is nestled in the northeast tip of the Apalachicola National Forest, Florida’s largest national forest. Hop on the historical St. Marks Trail from downtown and ride straight to the trailhead.  

For a more technical experience, try Tom Brown Park. You’ll find Tom Brown just five miles east of downtown. From kayaking to Frisbee golf, Tom Brown has something for everyone and the most impressive feature is the park’s extensive mountain bike trails. Tom Brown has two flow trails, namely Kudzilla and the Gun Range Loop, both riddled with jumps and technical features. 

Adjacent to Maclay Gardens State Park are Tallahassee’s north side trails. This trail system will not only challenge your technical abilities but also your lungs and legs. Sections of our local favorite Redbug Trail contain rock gardens and root mazes that will leave you in awe. Across from Redbug is our Lake Overstreet trails and one ride through the Cambodia and Silk trail and you’ll think you’re in the mountains.     


Jose Sanchez


President, Tallahassee Mountain Bike Association

Avid mountain biker 

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