Tallahassee, FL

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park is another treat for runners in Tallahassee. This park, located in northern Tallahassee and adjacent to Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park, is anchored on beautiful gardens around Lake Hall that were planted in 1923. There are some nice walkways around the gardens and lake, as well as 6 miles of shared-use trails winding through the woods surrounding Lake Overstreet, located on park property adjoining the gardens. There’s a beautiful oak canopy in sections.

This trail map shows the trails — the best bet for runners is to follow the orange shared use trail (~6 miles overall). The bike trails on the map are designated for mountain bikers. For a longer run, combine with Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park, on the west side of Meridian Rd. Note: entrance fee required.

Add-On: Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park, adjacent to Maclay Gardens State Park, west of Meridian Rd. Combine the two for a longer, adventurous run! See our route there. You can also add some of the nice residential streets in the Killearn Estates neighborhood, just east of Lake Hall.

Essentials
  • 6 miles of shared use paths - see trail map
  • Best start point for Lake Overstreet shared use path is parking area off Maclay Rd.
  • Several parking areas and trailheads. Most accessible is the one off Maclay Rd. near Lake Hall