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Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail

 About Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail

Family biking along Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail, by John Moran.


Rob Lacy, Manager

The cool months of the year are a great time to visit the Trail for fitness/training runs and rides or a relaxing, healthy stroll that will shed daily stresses.  Jump on the trail at any of the traihleads spread out along the trail from Tallahassee to St. Marks.  There are parking areas provided at many locations along the trail.  Mileage markers provide distance information and the trail corridor is lined with trees providing plenty of shade when you need it.


The Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail runs 16 miles due south to the City of St. Marks, which is designated as a “Gateway Community” for the Florida Trail. There is an additional 4.5 miles of trail north of Capital Circle which terminates at Gamble Street and is maintained by the City of Tallahassee. There is also a city-managed trail along Capital Circle which provides an east/west connecter to the State Trail.


Restroom facilities are located at intervals along the trail. At the Wakulla Station Trailhead, there are picnic pavilions and the barrier-free, Felburn Foundation Boundless Playground®, which is designed to give children of all abilities the opportunity to learn and play freely together.



This time of year there are several events, sponsored by various civic or non-profit groups, scheduled to take place on the trail. If your group would like to host an event using the trail and its facilities, please contact the park at least one month in advance to make your reservation.


For more information on the St. Marks Trail, contact the park office at (850) 922-6007.


Main Trailhead
4778 Woodville Highway
Tallahassee, FL 32305
GPS Coordinates: N 30.3715 / W -84.2688

Wakulla Station Trailhead
1358 Old Woodville Road
Crawfordville, FL 32327-0621
GPS Coordinates: N 30.2451 / W -84.2358

St. Marks River Trailhead
25 Riverside Drive
St. Marks, FL 32355
GPS Coordinates: N 30.1544 / W -84.2042


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  • Florida State Parks Pet Policy
  • Well behaved dogs are allowed on the trail with a maximum six-foot, hand-held leash. Owners are requested to walk their dogs near the edge of the trail for the safety of all trail users.