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Florida's first designated state trail follows the abandoned railbed of the historic Tallahassee-St. Marks Railroad. The trail runs almost due south from Tallahassee to the town of St. Marks, which is at the confluence of the St. Marks and Wakulla rivers.


Resurfacing of the Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail

The St. Marks Trail was the first rail-trail in the State trail system to be paved.  After 20 years of service, it’s time to address wear and tear, as well as safety issues such as bumps, dips, crumbling edges and drop offs at the edge of the pavement.   These improvements are necessary for safety and to make the trail more usable for recreational users, especially those on thin tire bicycles and in-line skates.  While resurfacing the trail surface is the primary objective of this project, during this process it will be also widened to 12 ft. in most areas. The trail currently has an 8 foot wide paved surface. For more information, please see the status update (PDF 26 kb).


Hours of Operation

The Trail is open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year.

Driving Directions
A parking lot for the Tallahassee-St. Marks Trail is located on S.R. 363, just south of Tallahassee at the entrance of the trail.

Trail Fees
Entrance is free. For further information about this trail, please call.

Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail
3900 Commonwealth Blvd. MS 795
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Phone: 850-245-2081
Tallahassee Headquarters: 850-245-2052

Citizen Support Organization
Friends of the St. Marks Trail
1022 DeSoto Park Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32301

Last updated: May 31, 2011

  3900 Commonwealth Boulevard    M.S. 795   Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000
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