Tallahassee: Lake Overstreet Loop

This double loop takes you 5.4 miles past old homesites to the abundant native vegetation on the undeveloped shores of Lake Overstreet.
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This double loop takes you 5.4 miles past old homesites to the abundant native vegetation on the undeveloped shores of Lake Overstreet.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 8.3

Waypoints

LOT001

Location: 30.5345497131348, -84.2784118652344

From lot, head E, cross Meridian Rd. to trailhead

LOT002

Location: 30.5345268249512, -84.2770690917969

R @ T onto Ravine Trail. Redheaded woodpeckers scan forest duff for bugs

LOT003

Location: 30.5272197723389, -84.277099609375

Sharp L takes trail away from road. Upland hard wood forest shrouds basin swamps and sinkholes

LOT004

Location: 30.5291767120361, -84.269157409668

R @ Y to begin figure-8 loop; ravine is visible through trees to R

LOT005

Location: 30.5289726257324, -84.2664184570312

R @ Y onto Lake Trail

LOT006

Location: 30.5239200592041, -84.2620086669922

L @ T

LOT007

Location: 30.5268402099609, -84.2555465698242

Trail jogs L for .1 mi., then R along pristine shores of Lake Overstreet

LOT008

Location: 30.5307197570801, -84.2510604858398

L @ Y around lake, typically bustling with wildlife: Watch for otters, turtles, even gators. Colorful birds frequent the lakeside forest and swampland

LOT009

Location: 30.5315399169922, -84.2616729736328

Moss grows on the weatherbeaten homesites within the forest, remnants of a farming community settled in the late 1800s

LOT010

Location: 30.5298404693604, -84.2645721435547

Cross boggy area S of Gum Pond and head uphill. After .1 mi., bear R @ Y to rejoin Ravine Trail; complete the figure 8 by bearing R @ WPT 4

LOT011

Location: 30.5360889434814, -84.2767333984375

Swing S, taking R @ WPT 2 in .5 mi. to parking area

Lake Overstreet

Location: 30.5333347320557, -84.2592086791992

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Mossy House

Location: 30.5312213897705, -84.261848449707

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Gum Pond

Location: 30.5296382904053, -84.2648162841797

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Mixed Forest

Location: 30.5317497253418, -84.2719268798828

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Lake Overstreet

Location: 30.528865814209, -84.2540512084961

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