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Fern Trail

Average Rating:    (3.29 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 17

3.3 miles of urban single track connecting downtown Tallahassee to Tom Brown Park on the East, which is a mtn bike destination itself. This is a green transit trunk trail with many feeder trails. The trail traverses some beautiful remaining in-town forests as it winds its way along RR corridors, future city parks, future K-mart sites, drainage easements and other public and private properties. Hilly terrain on the western half. It crosses several busy roads and goes underneath Capital Circle via the RR tracks. This is well used commute and neighborhood route but is a worthy destination for cyclists seeking single track too. An unofficial trail which was built at night by elves and trolls, the Fern is definitely a unique urban riding experience!
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Latitude
30.446305867548076
Longitude
-84.25277709960937
Trail Directions
Near Governors Square Mall. The trail starts in a hole in the fence some 50' from Governors Sq. Blvd, behind the Winn Dixie Center on the corners of Park Ave, Magnolia Dr and Governors Sq. Blvd.
Trail Length
3.3 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Tallahassee
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Review Date
April 2, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: redheadedkent ,  Racer

Summary:
It's not a difficult trail, but it can get a little confusing. It's a fun trail to just wander around on. It's very pretty, and has a couple of technical bridges and rooty parts, but over all, its' fun to just ride around on. It can also get you to Tom Brown park, which is what I use it most for.

Recommended Route:
Arrive at the suggested spot on the given map. Just stick to the single track heading generally in the westward direction. Eventually you make it to Magnolia Trail at Tom Brown Park. Then, it's just Cruising Tom Brown!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tom Brown Park.



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Review Date
January 1, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: BikerDan ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is not really a great destination trail by itself anymore but is good when used as a connector over to Tom Brown Park or just as an addition to those trails. Nothing too hard on it but use caution when it is wet because the bridge without shingles on them are SLICK as are the roots. Recent rain brings out a lichen/algal slime on everything and you can have the wheels slide out from under you if not careful.

Recommended Route:
Starting point on the west at the insection of Inglewood and Redwood. Also can follow the tracks west of Weems Rd. to enter from the east end. Other entry points are the fenced-in retention pond on Park Avenue as well as a couple of the apartment complexes on the north side.



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Review Date
June 7, 2004

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: forourspam ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
It is pretty much gone now, overgrown, and stamped out by new developments. Maybe for someone who rode it frequently before and knows where the trail picks up, when it gets dissected by a roadway, it is still OK. I had fun starting behind Albertsons, and rode all the way out to Park, but then, there I had no idea where the trail picked back up. Maybe if I ride with someone next time who knows the way to Tom Brown, it would be an excellent mile-adder. To sum it up, go with someone who knows the way, and you will have fun, and get to one of the best biking destinations in Tallahassee at Tom Brown Park.

Recommended Route:
Drop in behind Albertsons on Appalachee Pkwy and Blair Stone

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tom Brown Park



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Review Date
January 3, 2004

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Carlton ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I am the guy who keeps tearing down the little bridge by the fence. It is not needed. If you can't ride over a little hole, stay on the side walk.



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Review Date
March 24, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Semper , from Tallahassee

Summary:
Love the trail when it was at windixie, sense that is now gone you can start at Albertsons. Same drill there is a hole in the fence, use it. Still a very good ride :)

Recommended Route:
Start at Albersons

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Red Bug, Saint marks



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