West of Tallahassee, the Lines Tract Off-Road Bicycle Trail has a 12 mile system open to mountain biking through the 17,000 acre Lake Talquin State Forest. The narrow blue circle blazed trail system consists of a main loop trail with two smaller spur loops. The system is for beginner to intermediate level cyclists. The trail takes the cyclist through a variety of terrain which includes pine plantation and sandhills on the northern portion of the trail and then into a blending of hardwood areas along the lakeshore of Lake Talquin. Many coniferous and deciduous trees combine to create a unique forest cover. Found in abundance on the forest: sweetgum, water oak, longleaf pine, slash pine, loblolly pine, laurel oak, live oak, mockernut hickory, red maple, sweetbay, swamp tupelo, bald cypress and turkey oak.
The Talquin Loop is blazed in blue and is 8 miles. The Spencer Loop is blazed in yellow and is 4 miles. The trail system is very tight in spots and has been rerouted, so keep your eyes peeled. It winds through cypress and swampy terrain. Dont forget your bug spray in the summer.
To reach the trailhead from Tallahassee, head southwest on Capital Circle (SR263) to SR20. Head west on SR20 for into the State Forest. Turn right on SR267 go about 3 miles and turn right onto Cookslanding road. After approximately 2 miles you will see a W.D.Lines Tract Trail Sign by Forestry Division on the right.
Note: the trail is designed for two-way traffic, but a counterclockwise route is recommended.