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We went to the south end of the trail to start our ride. We parked right across from the trail head on the Saint Marks river There’s a little parking lot there that is free during the day but not at night. There are a couple cute little restaurants in the town with outdoor seating and it’s fun to just ride around and look at the old Florida way of life. There are also several parks with restrooms along the water going north and a mini bike trail. Once you start off on the trail, you can go all the way to Tallahassee or do any portion. The trail is very well kept with very little buckling or tree route intrusions etc. it’s all a very nice asphalt trail surface. Mostly it’s shady with an occasional sun break. Lots of little Florida houses and old boats and trees to enjoy along the route. It’s pretty straight so you can go fast or slow. We went on a Thursday and there was very little traffic. It’s much less traveled than the north end of the trail but the whole trail is really really nice. We’ve done the north and the south end. It’s worse a bike ride it’s worth a car ride from Tallahassee down to this trail head
I enjoy being able to choose to walk on asphalt or venture off into the forest. Great trail for walking, or biking.
The description fails to mention that the the St. Marks trail also goes north and ends there in Cascade Park, and also connects to Railroad Square and the Gains street area.
We started at the Riverside Cafe in St. Marks on the Tallahassee/St Marks Trail and took a left after 3 miles onto the Coastal trail. We turned at a convenience store just passed the Wakulla High School. The trail was in great condition and provided plenty of shade at various times. But there are parts under the sun too. We started around 10AM and except for a lady in a wheelchair, we never saw another person on the Coastal Trail. There were several convenience stores along the route which we took advantage to refill water bottles. It was a nice day, especially the beer at the Riverside Cafe upon completion.
We rode the trail in the late afternoon. We picked the trail up right outside our hotel (Best Western in Crawfordville)It was shaded and cool. In great condition. There are a couple busy streets you have to cross while riding, but all in all a great trail.
My husband and I walked the trail from the rail museum to the river and back today. Very nice trail to walk. We will be back to walk the north end very soon. Such a nice use of the old track. I wish we had one in our town.
We started at Sopchoppy parked at the Dollar General, went in and talked with the people inside and they said it would be ok for us to park at the far end of the parking lot. Please ask first. This ride takes you along the road the whole way, there is a 3-4 of grass or dirt that divides the road from the trail in most places. There are 1 or 2 restaurants you can get to with no problem. Enjoy
We’ve biked this trail before. It’s always a pleasant ride. Excellent weather today. Some of the trail is covered and some open.
Very nice and enjoyable ride. Only suggestion would be to mark it better!
the trail at Sam Adkins Park at the bridge has boards across it and is closed at this time. There is also a tree on the bridge as well. So skip this area for now
Clocked 3.3 miles from one end to the other took some side trails on way back. 6.8 total. Granted I didn’t do all of the sides but there is no way this stretches to 15miles. There are also “speed bumps” throughout. Probably some type of drainage solution. They weren’t bad but worth noting
We rode this trail for the first time today and really enjoyed the ride as well as the great seafood after the ride. We parked just off of 98 and surf road. This is in the southern section of the trail. There is parking for about 5 vehicles a picnic shelter and a porta let surrounded by fencing. Then we rode north to Sopchoppy. At the end of the trail in Sopchoppy there is a sign pointing toward the Ochlockonee bay state park 4 miles away. The toad looked very quiet and might be a good addition to the trail ride. We turned around and rode back to 98 and then across 98 to the southernmost part of the trail. I think this short part of the trail is the best you have more water views and at the end of the road you come to open water. After our ride we stopped at the Shrimp Trader for lunch and all had great seafood. Good day on the trail.
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