Maclay State Gardens

EASY 15 reviews

Maclay State Gardens is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tallahassee, Florida that features a lake 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.

5.1 miles
262 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


Macclay is a very pleasant in town escape from the hustle and bustle of Tallahassee traffic. The trails are well-marked for bi-peds and cycles. If you are early or late you may even cross paths with deer or turkey. Dogs are welcome, please bring your own baggie. Lake or Ravine trail are great.

23 days ago

Doing the whole loop-all trails on the park excluding bike loops-was very fun and a 6.5 mile walk. Very nice, well maintained trails. Not quite as secluded as I'd have liked, you can see houses and roads outside the park but it was still fantastic and great for beginners.

mountain biking
30 days ago

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6 months ago

Beautiful trail. A lot of variation in terrain, elevation, and habitat. All of the trails (hiking, biking, equestrian) are very well marked and there are more facilities than other similar trails. And if you want to extend your walk, the Redbug trailhead is just across Meridian Rd to the southwest.

11 months ago

Maps and guides along the way, restrooms with rest area, picnic area. perfect

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Lovely! I have done it twice—once I saw an alligator eat a duck and the other one I saw two deers because it was late.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Great Fall walk ........ about 5 miles -Water along the way ... Parked at Forest Meadows and walked across Meridian Rd to start .......

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Nice trail! Not too many people and nice place to take dogs!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

mountain biking
Sunday, August 05, 2012

There are two tracks the Double Track and the Single Track Trails. Double Track trails are a Multi-Use trail where runners, hikers and bikers share the track fairly easy. Single-Tracks are off road tracks for mountain bikers to ride single file these are a little more challenging, moderately.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

My husband and I took this trail and really enjoyed it.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

We hiked this trail with my grandsons ages 4 & 5. There was so many things to keep them interested: a lake, an old cabin, picnic tables, box turtles and a large variety of wild flowers and other various fauna.

mountain biking
Friday, August 26, 2011

My boys and I love to go biking, hiking, and kayaking here. They rent tandem kayaks so that I can bring one kid with me at a time. The bike trail is nice and the gardens are a nice walk. They have grills and a playground. The swimming area is okay as long as its not crowded. Overall, a great place to go!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Macclay hiking and bikng trails are available year round. Now is a great time to go. If you go early or really late without dogs and you are quiet, you can even get a glimpse of wildlife. Turkey and deer abound. Occasionally someone will bring a horse out to the trail, but that is rare. Buy a year round pass to save dollars.