Gopher, Frog & Alligator Rail Trail
The Gopher, Frog & Alligator (GF&A) Trail is built along the corridor of the former Georgia, Florida & Alabama Railroad which ran from Richland, GA to the Gulf Coast. The railway line started its first run in 1893 and operated until 1946. This 2.4 mile paved section is a small section of the larger proposed 52 mile rail-trail, which will one day connect Tallahassee to the coast at Carabelle. The trail is open for bicycling, roller skating, and walking, approximately one hour leisurely stroll each direction. Watch for wildlife along the wooded trail. Access to trail at north and south trailhead locations: Trout Pond Trailhead is located on Springhill Rd. about 6 miles south from Tallahassee, or Helen Trailhead located past the Trout Pond Recreation Area turn off, another mile south. Turn right on Forest Road 354. Parking lot is on the left. Additional parking a quarter mile farther south, past FR 354; look for Helen Guard Station Road on right. Open daylight hours only. Dogs on 6 foot leash. The trail also features access to nearby hiking trails in the Apalachicola National Forest but check about hunting season dates before you go. Restrooms, water fountain, parking Trout Pond Trailhead.
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Biking & Hiking
Springhill Rd near Trout Pond