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Butler Mill Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Tallahassee, Florida that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.9 mi Elevation gain 45 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

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Bugs

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A short easy trail used primarily for hiking. This interpretive trail in nested in the Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park. The trail passes remnants of an 1800's gristmill and was once part of a large plantation. Many native trees and plants are found along the trail. Visitors may encounter a variety of bird species including osprey. The Butler Mill Trail is a great hike for the whole family.

There is parking and restrooms at the trailhead.

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park (850) 922-6007

Located at 3600 Indian Mounds Road, Tallahassee, Florida

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Tabitha Frazier
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Nice little trail that feels very primordial at times. It’s in a ravine with a clear creek running through it. Unfortunately bridge over creek on loop trail is washed out. Adventurous hikers can go off trail, hike along the creek until you find a place to cross. It was easy to find other hikers paths across the creek and we easily found the other half of the official trail. This trail is located in Indian mounds state parks Surrounded by neighborhoods. You can’t get lost here.

Scott Ball
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Marie Roberts
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HikingBridge outFee

Really beautiful. Could be a great short trail if the bridge gets reopened. Not stroller friendly, despite me shoving ours on it. :) The Indian mounds are kinda cool, too.

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Alan Abramowitz
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Hiking

Not too exciting. Some of it trail was not open.

Howard Hufford
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Kelly Kievit
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.9 mile loop isn't aloop anymore not good for running

Melissa Forehand
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Hiking

Beautiful trail.

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Kim Forehand-van Der Linde
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Hiking

Nice hike. Trail is washed out at places and it is no longer a loop.

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Grant Gelhardt
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nice trail along the creek up to the historic dam where the old mill was located

George Vuxton
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We enjoyed this short trail. The steepheads are interesting and the bridges over the creek are nice. We didn’t see any remains from the Butler Mill site but the trip is worth it just to see the Indian mounds just before the trail.

Zack Miller
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Hiking

Trails is poorly taken care of and the three dollar fee is a dot steep for what you get. Hopefully they put the three bucks per person into equipment and manpower to remove the brush/fallen tree blocking the trail returning it into a loop.

Blake Hudson
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Hiking

Very nice. Not all that difficult, but really enjoyable none the less. If you go during the wet months be prepared for potentially wet feet. The paths leading to the largest mound is atop soggy ground.

BrendaLee Lennick
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Short, easy trail for beginners. ..just watch out for those sneaky roots. Lots of history to learn and see. well kept picnic area with bathrooms. Great place to take the kids and dogs.

Alyssa Mcmanus
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Hiking

I live near this trail and often, my family and I hike it. With so many cool geological features and plenty of sloping terrain, very long history, it's a nice place to stop a lot and look. Don't miss the misty steep head, which creates it's own micro environment. Lots of gray and red clay. Crawfish, freshwater muscles, and other Neat creatures! Geocache in there I still haven't found yet. It's a great trail for kids and adults. Great birding, botany, and temple mounds! Nice pavilion for picnics or gatherings. Had my sons birthday here once. Never crowded or creepy. Good bathrooms.

Ashley Pollette
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This short interpretive trail offers a chance to view many native trees and plants along with a wonderful archaeological site. The Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park is the home of several mounds dating back to the "Southern Cult". The area was the political and religious center for Native Americans of this location during the period A.D. 1200 to A.D. 1500. I rate this trail as easy with the only challenge is navigating the numerous roots found on the trail.

Laura Revis
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Layton Stephenson
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Jeremy Rhodes
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Angie Riviere
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Artie White
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Nicolas Mendez
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Rebecca Salsbury
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Mahlik Marshall
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Lev Goukassian
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