Find the path to the perfect outdoor adventure.
This summer, get out of the city and explore some of Tallahassee’s best trails. We’re highlighting 10 of our personal favorites, but there are even more to explore at Trailahassee.com. You can search by terrain, activity, skill level, and more, so finding the path to the perfect getaway is only a few clicks away.
Lafayette Heritage Trail
Whether you are an advanced hiker or a novice, Lafayette Heritage Trail is the perfect place to explore Mother Nature. The beautiful unpaved paths that curve around Piney Z Lake offer breathtaking views of the woodlands, picturesque sights of the lake, and majestic glimpses of local wildlife—turtles, alligators, and native birds. These trails are perfect for trail runners, water-sport aficionados, wildlife lovers, and mountain bikers.
Miccosukee Greenway Trail
If you’re looking for a trail that’s challenging at any skill level, head to Miccosukee Greenway Trail. This 8-mile path boasts diverse scenery and extreme changes in terrain, where you’ll enjoy everything from flat and open trails to heavily wooded and hilly paths. This beautifully maintained trail is the ideal destination for walking, running, nature watching and cycling.
JR Alford Greenway Trail
In terms of outdoor spaces, the J.R. Alford Greenway is one of Tallahassee’s most popular parks. With more than 17 miles of multi-use trails, this park features a crushed oyster shell path, beautiful wooded forests, and a gorgeous, wooden boardwalk bridge. These well-maintained paths are great for running, walking, horseback riding, bird watching, and cycling.
St. Marks Trail
Tracing the route of Florida’s first and longest-operating railroad, the St. Marks Trail is a great option for hiking, biking, running, or skating. This paved trail runs 20.5 miles from Florida’s Capital City to the coastal community of St. Marks.
Wakulla Springs Trail
Discover one of Florida’s most picturesque and unique areas at Wakulla Springs. With 10 miles of pristine trails, this unpaved natural path features gorgeous views of the world’s largest and deepest freshwater spring, a graded footpath beneath tall loblolly pines, and a bridge spanning Sally Ward Spring. These magnificent trails are perfect for hiking, trail running, nature viewing, and bird watching and when you’re done, cool off by jumping into the refreshing spring water.
Apalachee Regional Park Trails
Showcasing one of Tallahassee’s best running trails, Apalachee Regional Park offers opportunities for running, hiking, mountain biking, and cycling. This multi-use park includes one of the nation’s few sites designed specifically for cross-country running with multi-surface courses, numerous distance options through rolling hills, and a 1-mile warm-up trail.
Lake Talquin State Park Trail
If you’re looking for an easier trail for adventurers of all ages, head to Lake Talquin State Park Trail. This 1.2-mile footpath winds gently through the upland forest, offering a closer look at the ravine system as well as a beautiful view of the bluff overlooking Lake Talquin. These easy-going trails are perfect for walking, jogging, bicycling, and nature watching.
Take hiking to the next level at Torreya Trail and enjoy 5.3 miles of unpaved and rugged terrain. With a series of rising and falling bluffs and ravines, these paths are ideal for experienced hikers and are a superb challenge for intermediate enthusiasts.
Lake Overstreet Trail
Bicyclists, joggers, hikers, and horseback riders all find an enjoyable off-road experience on the Lake Overstreet Trails. These paths are smooth with few roots, making them beginner-friendly. However, with the paths dipping in and out of deep ravines, they’re still fun and challenging for hikers of all levels.
San Luis Trail
San Luis Mission Park is a great place to escape into lightly wooded country for a quick workout, unwinding with your furry friend, or an enjoyable hike around Lake Esther. This 2.9-mile trail is home to a wooden boardwalk that connects the northern and southern areas of the park as well as a beautiful dog park that’s popular with the locals.
Learn more or find more trails at Trailahassee.com.