Tallahassee: Wakulla River Loop

This figure-eight loop connects 9.6 miles of pristine forest and wooded marshes in Wakulla Springs State Park.
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This figure-eight loop connects 9.6 miles of pristine forest and wooded marshes in Wakulla Springs State Park.

Mapped by Chris Harper

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 13.7

Waypoints

WSL001

Location: 30.2395858764648, -84.3102722167969

Go N on tree-lined Wakulla Park Dr. to access
trailhead

WSL002

Location: 30.2430973052978, -84.310417175293

Turn R @ 3-way. Stroll E under majestic oak and
beech

WSL003

Location: 30.2426738739014, -84.2972640991211

Keep L @ Y to start the first loop; look for deer
that peer out from quiet, mossy woodlands; wide
trail travels E

WSL004

Location: 30.2424831390381, -84.2902603149414

Trail swings R, heading SE

WSL005

Location: 30.2343597412109, -84.2838439941406

A log next to trail doubles as a bench, so take a
load off and grab a quick snack. In 100 ft., path
swings E, then drops to the S

WSL006

Location: 30.2311573028564, -84.280403137207

Stay straight @ 3-way, heading SE; ahead, trail
gradually winds E

WSL007

Location: 30.2299346923828, -84.2770919799805

Cross bridge with shoulder-high railings; grassy
trail continues E through hardwood-pine corridor.
In .3 mi., cross bridge over McBride Slough
(waters are fed by spring to the N)

WSL008

Location: 30.2298450469971, -84.2654190063476

Stay L @ Y to explore second loop, heading E

WSL009

Location: 30.229793548584, -84.2538909912109

Turn R @ 3-way before gate, then meander S

WSL010

Location: 30.2222099304199, -84.2612762451172

Turn R @ T (trail on L leads to trailhead on Rock
Rd.). Next mile: Follow path back to WPT 8;
turn L @ T. Retrace route to WPT 6; bear L @ Y

Bridge along old forest road

Location: 30.2299537658691, -84.2761840820312

WSL011

Location: 30.237621307373, -84.2902603149414

Continue NW through sun-filtered forest for .6 mi.
to WPT 3; turn L @ T; return to trailhead

Woodlands

Location: 30.2426853179932, -84.2958450317383