St. Marks Trail

2.75 out of 5
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↑ 300 ft
↓ 300 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
This paved path runs 16 miles to the coast; about one mile or less from the start is a sand trail that runs into the woods, I think a four mile loop. Nice thing about this trail is that you can peel off and head into the National Forest. The trail is pretty tech at times dependent on the weather- the paved path is leisurely, and at the end @ St Marks is absolutely beautiful.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (6)


August 12, 2009
Review: You can find the single track trail head about twenty feet in front of the bathroom by the parking lot. A great ride after or during a good rain especially because when the trail is dry, certain sections can become sandy. A descent beginner trail if you're looking to avoid any sort of strenuous climbing or any major declines. A word to the wise though, pay attention to where you're going because it can be kind of easy to get turned around. (not so fun trying to find the parking lot in the middle of a heavy thunderstorm... trust me I know...)

* Review edited 8/12/2009

Granny Gear

September 19, 2006
Review: bout 2 mile. down pavment there is off road section roughly 8 miles figure 8 track. pretty sand will test your stability great to haul on. technical sections are suprising fun OFF ROAD portion off of the ST.Marks trail.

Similar Trail: Redbug

Granny Gear

September 3, 2006
Douglas Granny Gear  
Review: Actually Starts 1 mile south of Stadium off Lake Bradford Road. Just make your first left right after the train tracks. You can't miss it. Pretty good ride. One of the only safe places to ride in Tally. Crowded on weekends by trailhead. Kept up immaculately. To put it in short. A flat fast ride to St. Marks.

Granny Gear

June 14, 2006
supergirl Granny Gear  
Review: I agree with the fish & chips and ice cold brew at the river... you deserve it after logging 16 miles... I'll have to try out the sand loop off the beaten path...Thanx for the reviews...

Granny Gear

June 13, 2006
TRaksFSU Granny Gear  
Review: Great training ride, straight out 16 miles and then back another 16 will finish you with 32 miles. I like to top off the whole ride with a fish and chips basket and an ice cold Corona at the restaurant on the river. Good times...

Similar Trail: Silver Comet trail in Atlanta

July 21, 2004
Review: Straight as an arrow through repetative scenery. Never the less, this trail is a fun ride with a great reward at the St. Marks terminus!
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Similar Trail: Gainesville / Hawthorne Rail Trail, Sun Coast Parkway Trail, Pinellas Trail, Withlacoochee State Trail

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