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 birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.9 miles
42 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching




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.

21 days ago

.9 mile loop isn't aloop anymore not good for running

1 month ago

Beautiful trail.

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

3 months ago

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

Saturday, April 07, 2018

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.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

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.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

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.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

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.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

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.

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