Lake Talquin - Trail, Tallahassee, Florida

Lake Talquin - Trail, Tallahassee, Florida

DESCRIPTION

Very new trail, beginning/intermediate. Rolls through sandy pine, deep forest hardwood, and lakeside. Some tricky tight turns, a few sharp drops, but over-all a fast rolling single track. Several additional loops add length and challenge to the main loop course. Another, more advanced singletrack is in the plans for this area.

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 11, 2013]
Colin
Weekend Warrior

As the older reviews have stated, this isn't a hard trail to ride, but it is a hard trail to FOLLOW. In our case leaves/pine duff covered the trail from start-to-finish, scorched landscape from controlled burns, random trees cut by thinning operations and faded blazes (few and far between) on the trees made following the route very difficult. We started at the trailhead and rode the Talquin loop in a clockwise direction. The trail was especially hard to follow in the 1.75-2.0 mile marker area. After that it got easier. Nice views of Lake Talquin. There is a primitive camping site between mile markers two and three that is only accessible by bike or serious four-wheelers because of the deep sand roads. Info from earlier reviews still hold, the trail is sandy so it is best ridden after a rain. Make sure you get a map at the trailhead. You will need it.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 02, 2008]
jalford32765
Weekend Warrior

If you are looking for a technically challenging trail, then this trail is not for you. But, if you want to ride a trail that nobody rides, this is a good choice. the hardest part about this trail is making sure you are on the trail. The trail is not used enough to keep leaves, pine needles and tree branch off the path. The only way to know your on the right path is the orange and blue blazes on the trees.
The trail has two loops, the Talquin loop and two smaller loops called the Long Leaf loops. Combined it is about 10 miles long. The first part of the trail is boring as you ridde through a clear cut area of the forest. Then you enter some very nice wooded areas. The trail leads you down beside the lake for some very nice views. The Talquin loop is mostly flat with a few gradual slopes to climb. THe Long Leaf loops do have a few drops and climbs. But nothing real hard.

The trail is covered with leaves so it is not a hard packed trail. This in turn gives you a good work out as you try to build up speed but can't.

I did see some deer in two different location.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 22, 2006]
BikerDan
Weekend Warrior

Trail is winding single track through pine uplands. Lots of sand in the dry months. This trail sees very little use and may be hard to follow if you are not paying attention. Some of the blazes are fading or have suffered from forest fires. There tends to be a lot of debris in the trail since it sees so little use. It is similar to the Munson Hills singletrack but with longer and slightly steeper uphills and downhills. However it is fun and well worth doing if the temperatures are not too high.

Customer Service

There are two loops. See the maps at the Lines tract Trailhead off of Cook Landing Rd.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 29, 2003]
sean
Weekend Warrior

This is a pretty neat trail. It is great for just about anyone. People who are just getting into mountain bikes will especially like it. My girlfriend and I enjoy riding this trail because it is very quiet and relaxing. It is a long ride so allow yourself plenty of time and take enough water.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 21, 2001]
Fat Beagle

It sucks. Poorly layed out. Not worth the drive

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 07, 2003]
Wes Bruner

I liked the trail! It was a great lower and upper body workout. Sharp turns and lot of dips and hills. Great scenery of beautiful Lake Talquin. Close to home. I will definately ride it again.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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