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Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail

The Tallahassee/St. Marks Historic Railroad Trail runs from Florida’s capital city, past the Apalachicola National Forest, and ends in the coastal community of St. Marks. Through the early 1900’s, this historic railroad corridor was used to carry cotton from the plantation belt to the coast for shipment to textile mills in England and New England. Today, as a paved trail, it provides an excellent workout for street bikers, walkers and skaters. It also provides opportunities for horseback riding on the adjacent unpaved trail, and access to the Munson Hills Off Road Trails in the National Forest. St. Marks offers seafood, fishing or San Marcos Apalache Historic State Park to top off your journey.

Major Activities:
Walking, Hiking, Biking, Mountain Biking, Equestrian, Inline Skating, Wheelchair

Trail Length/Surface:
16 miles, paved 8' wide (a 3.5 mile, paved, 12' wide St. Marks Trail extension continues north from the northern trailhead into the City of Tallahassee)

Fee: None
County: Leon, Wakulla
Nearby Towns: Tallahassee, St. Marks

An adjacent trail is available for horses and their riders. Horseback riding should be confined to the designated equestrian trail or shoulder areas to avoid damaging the smooth bicycling surface.

Main Trailhead
From downtown Tallahassee, take Monroe Street south. It will turn into Woodville Highway (SR 363). After you pass Capital Circle (US 319), look for trailhead on right.

Contact Information:
Tallahassee-St. Marks State Trail
3900 Commonwealth Blvd. MS 795
Tallahassee, FL 32399