Tallahassee-Leon County Celebrates the Opening of Another Trail: St. Marks Headwaters Greenway

The St. Marks Headwaters Greenway Trailhead is officially open. Located on the east side of Tallahassee at 604 Baum Rd., the new trailhead provides access to approximately three miles of trails perfect for horseback riding, biking, hiking and running. Additionally visitors can enjoy bird watching and wildlife viewing across the 755-acre greenway.

The trailhead features covered pavilions, picnic tables, equestrian and ADA parking, along with a large informational kiosk.

The greenway’s name sake – St. Marks River – highlights 5,000 feet of the greenway. The St. Marks River was designated by the State of Florida as an Outstanding Florida Water Body.

Phase II of the greenway is currently under design and will include a larger trailhead located on Buck Lake Road providing access to an additional four miles of trails, boardwalks, and observation areas, as well as permanent restroom facilities and a nature-based playground. The third and final phase will occur on the east side of Baum Road and offer trails and viewing platforms in and around Copeland Sink. 

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Visit Tallahassee

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Leon County Division of Tourism Development (Visit Tallahassee)

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