Hiking The Fort Braden Trails

The 32nd most popular hiking trail in Florida.

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West of Tallahassee, the Fort Braden Tract 11 miles of hiking trails through the 17,000 acre Lake Talquin State Forest. The orange blazed trail system consists of 3 hiking loops (3-5 miles each). The East Loop is 4.6 miles. The complete Center Loop is 3 miles. The West Loop is 4.4 miles.

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.

To reach the trailhead from Tallahassee, head southwest on Capital Circle (SR263) to SR20. Head west on SR20 for 8 miles. The trailhead is on the north side.

Overall, Fort Braden Trails is the 32nd most popular hiking trail of all 43 hikes in Florida. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Fort Braden Trails including Munson Hills Loop, Tom Brown Park Trail, Florida National Scenic Trail, Gregory House Loop, Florida National Scenic Trail and High Bluff Coastal Hiking Trail.

Fort Braden Trails Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  LTSF (850) 488-1871; Florida Visitor Information (850) 488-5607

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Florida" from Timothy Okeefe

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here https://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service

GPS:  30.44124, -84.48224

Date Published:  1/4/2016

Date Updated:  11/20/2016

ID:  14831

Fort Braden Trails Hiking Map


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