Lafayette Heritage Trail

MODERATE 61 reviews
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Lafayette Heritage Trail is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tallahassee, Florida that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Connects Tom Brown Park and Lafayette Heritage Park. Parallels to Piney-Z neighborhood.

hiking
15 days ago

This is a good trail if you want to go out for a walk, but if you're trying to get "in nature," I would pass. Part of the trail has you basically walking through the backyards of homes in a subdivision. Otherwise, the lake at the end is gorgeous and there was cool wildlife out there.

26 days ago

Great series of connected bikes trails running from Weems Road east past the lakes, up through the heavily wooded hills and even across lakes to Billy’s Trail and Alford Greenway. Very diverse topography, and lots to see. There is truly something for everyone on this trail system! It’s one of my “go to” bike trails for a good work out and beautiful scenery. Easy to moderate.

1 month ago

Gorgeous trail!

hiking
5 months ago

My favorite trail in Tallahassee. The dog loves it too. Usually not busy, great views of the lake.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail! Feels like you are way out in the woods even though you are in town.

trail running
7 months ago

Very nice Trail - few technical areas. Not much elevation changes. Great views of the lake.

walking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

I picked up the trail from the PineyZ neighborhood. I love the various terrains on this trail. I saw a lot of people walking, jogging and biking. I don't think it's kid friendly because of how close you can get to the lake. Other walkers pointed out to be aware of snakes and alligators. They said they won't bother you but just be cautious.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The shared use trail is very nice with some varied topography. Spotted a deer and a red shoulder hawk. Watch your step...there are some heavily rooted areas. I really enjoyed my hike.

Monday, February 06, 2017

A great escape in Tallahassee to hike. Well maintained and wherever you start on the trail it's a lovely walk :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

One of my favorite hikes, it is easy as a walking trail (biking trails look much more challenging). You can hike it year-round, but wear mosquito spray during warmer weather. It's in Tallahassee, with the easiest parking at the end of Pedrick Road.

walking
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Always a nice walk, and very convenient. The new overlook is amazing and the lakes are always a pleasant site. Great trail, if not a little too busy sometimes.

trail running
Sunday, January 08, 2017

Use Billy trail to go all the way around the lake. Take Cadillac trail for a great trail run. Watch for bikes.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Peaceful. Not crowded

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Easy trails for hiking. Water for dog to cool in, watch for gators and snakes though.

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Beautiful Trail with slightly hilly terrain. Wonderful sightseeing and great lake views.

hiking
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Good trail. Well marked-wildlife. Great views as you approach Heritage Trail Park. Even better to cross between the lakes and go up to the railroad bridge crossover.

mountain biking
Friday, November 06, 2015

I parked my car at Tom Brown park and rode the Cadillac Trail (west and east sections). Once I got back to the parking lot I found another trail head to the Magnolia Trail, and I rode that one as well. Both trails are pretty well marked and a lot of fun. They are flowy in most areas with some more technical offshoots that are generally well marked as higher difficulty level sections. Overall, it's a great place to ride.

mountain biking
Monday, February 02, 2015

Awesome place to mountain bike. We started at Tom Brown Park. Take the Cadillac trail it's a blast all the way through and great scenery with places to stop and rest along the way.

hiking
Sunday, May 18, 2014

My wife and I love this trail and area. we live about a block away and have a kayak we take out often. I have taken some of the coolest photos of gator out here. One of them was even on the Time Magazine website front page on Earth Day 2014. So much wildlife out here, and such a well maintained area...

mountain biking
Thursday, May 02, 2013

This trail is locally referred to as "Tom Brown" or "Cadillac" trail. Probably the best in the area for difficulty. Munson trail is another top 5 star trail, but more of a speed trail. Tom Brown trail is also considerably longer than 7 miles as this app shows. It is extremely challenging! Prepare to fall. It is not for the novice or small children! Throughout the trail there will be man made obstacles making this trail one of the most challenging in the area. There are BMX style track sections, a pump circle, boardwalk style rider trails, wolly world, huge drops and climbs, etc... Also, Connects to the fern trail that is also listed nearby. This trails and Munson are well maintained by local riders. I will map the entire section out and post.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 05, 2012

Beautiful mountain biking trail.

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