Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park, located in northern Tallahassee, offers something for every runner. This 670-acre woodsy park on the eastern shore of Lake Jakcson has fields, meadows, and wooded trails. There are gravel roads that make for easier shared, multi-use paths, and some narrower, more rugged trails used for hiking/mountain biking/trail running. This trail map is an excellent resource for planning out your route. The best ‘easier’ trail running options are on the ‘shared-use’ trails, which are wider gravel roads. Marked loops include the 2.4-mile West Loop shared-use trail, shown in yellow, and the 3.4-mile East Loop shared-use trail, shown in white on the map (they are adjacent and can be combined for a longer run). There are numerous additional trail options. The trails in the west side of the park are a bit more open, while those in the eastern side are more wooded.
Add-On: Can combine with Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, which is on the east side of Meridian Rd. Lovely gardens around Lake Hall and 6 miles of shared use trails around Lake Overstreet. See our route there.