West of Tallahassee, the Fort Braden Trail is an 11 mile horseback riding route through the 17,000 acre Lake Talquin State Forest. The pink or yellow blazed trail system consists of 2 horseback riding loops (5 to 6 miles each). 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 18th most popular horse trail of all 34 horseback rides in Florida.