Maclay Garden State Park

Tallahassee, FL
Length: Varies
Type: Loop

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Maclay Gardens is a 1,176-acre Florida State Park, botanical garden and historic site, located in Tallahassee, in northwestern Florida. Packed with beautiful ornamental surrounded by brick walking trails.  There is a really nice recreational area with a playground, lake swimming and fishing, shelters and restrooms.  There are many hiking trails ranging from short distances to around 5 miles, making it accessible for all levels of hikers.

The gardens in this park were first planted in 1923 by Alfred B. and Louise Maclay. Peak blooming season is January 1 through April 30. A ranger program is offered throughout the year for guided hikes.


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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Mixed
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Fishing, Junior Ranger Program, Lake, Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, Playground, Shaded Hike, Shelter, Visitor Center, and Wildlife Viewing

The Big Pine and Boy Scout nature trails track through wooded hillsides overlooking Lake Hall. Multi-use trails on the Lake Overstreet portion of the park provide over 5 miles for hiking or jogging.

The Maclay Ravine Trail can be accessed from the Forest Meadows Recreation Complex off of Meridian Road.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $6.00

State of Florida State Park fees apply.

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