Guided Hikes Offered Saturday For National Trails Day

By: City of Tallahassee Email
By: City of Tallahassee Email

Press Release: City of Tallahassee

Saturday, June 1, is National Trails Day! What better way to celebrate than taking a walk, stroll, jog, jaunt or any movement you feel comfortable with on one of our local trails? The City’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department maintains more than 60 miles of walking trails all over town, from urban oases to off-the-beaten path gems.

In observance of National Trails Day, the Florida Trail Association will be offering guided hikes along shaded, wide, shared use trails in Lafayette Heritage Trail Park. These paths offer spectacular vistas of Upper Lake Lafayette along the way. Three scheduled hikes are planned. Each will begin at the Piney Z Lake parking area located at the end of Heritage Park Blvd. in Piney Z Plantation, which is accessible from Conner Blvd. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in.

The hikes are as follows:

  • 4-mile hike to Tom Brown Park and back, begins at 10 a.m.

  • 2-mile hike to the overlook vista of Upper Lake Lafayette, begins at 11 a.m.

  • 1-mile hike to a second vista point, begins at noon

The difficulty level for these trails is easy with few steep climbs or challenging terrain. Always wear sturdy shoes and bring water, insect repellant and sunscreen. A small towel and a snack are helpful additions. For more information on the guided hikes, please contact Wendy Dial at by 5 p.m. Friday or 850-519-4301.

For more information on other trails in Tallahassee, please visit You can also stay up-to-date with Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs by liking the department on Facebook or following @COTparks on Twitter.

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