Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad Trail State Park
is a rail trail
and Florida State Park
located on 16 miles of the historic railbed of the Tallahassee-St. Marks Railroad
, which ran between Tallahassee
and St. Marks, Florida
. The trail ends near the confluence of the St. Marks
and Wakulla Rivers
. The portion of the trail south of US 98
is designated as a portion of the Florida National Scenic Trail
. A paved extension of the trail extends north for approximately 4 miles into the City of Tallahassee.
Activities include bicycling
, and horseback riding
. Amenities include a paved surface for those on foot or wheels and an unpaved trail for those on horseback. Parking is available at the trail head on SR 363
/Woodville Hwy., just south of Tallahassee, as well as at the J. Lewis Hall Park in Woodville, the Wakulla Station Trailhead in Wakulla County, and the city park at the end of the trail in St. Marks.
Parks and recreational areas adjacent to the trail include the Munson Hills Trails, accessible 1.25 miles south of the main trail head off SR 363; J. Lewis Hall Park in Woodville, accessible 2.5 miles south of the main trail head off SR 363; the Wakulla Station Trailhead, accessible 9 miles south of the main trail head (and 6.5 miles north of St. Marks) off SR 363; and the San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park, located at the end of the trail in St. Marks. The Munson Hills Trails are popular with off-road bicyclists and are currently in the process of being expanded. J. Lewis Hall Park hosts numerous youth baseball games, among other events. An "adaptable playground" designed for special needs children has recently been installed at the Wakulla Station Trailhead.
The annual Tallahassee Marathon
utilizes all of the City of Tallahassee portion and the northern six miles of the State of Florida portion of the St. Marks Trail.
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