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Lake Talquin

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

Very new trail, beginning/intermediate. Rolls through sandy pine, deep forest hardwood, and lakeside. Some tricky tight turns, a few sharp drops, but over-all a fast rolling single track. Several additional loops add length and challenge to the main loop course. Another, more advanced singletrack is in the plans for this area.
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Latitude
30.436168023326395
Longitude
-84.6196174621582
Trail Directions
Exit 26 on I-10, go south on 267 to Cook's Landing Road (on the left). Go about a mile (more or less), there is a parking lot on the right side of the road.
Trail Length
9-13 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Tallahassee
   


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Review Date
March 11, 2013

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Colin ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
As the older reviews have stated, this isn't a hard trail to ride, but it is a hard trail to FOLLOW. In our case leaves/pine duff covered the trail from start-to-finish, scorched landscape from controlled burns, random trees cut by thinning operations and faded blazes (few and far between) on the trees made following the route very difficult. We started at the trailhead and rode the Talquin loop in a clockwise direction. The trail was especially hard to follow in the 1.75-2.0 mile marker area. After that it got easier. Nice views of Lake Talquin. There is a primitive camping site between mile markers two and three that is only accessible by bike or serious four-wheelers because of the deep sand roads. Info from earlier reviews still hold, the trail is sandy so it is best ridden after a rain. Make sure you get a map at the trailhead. You will need it.



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Review Date
March 2, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jalford32765 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
If you are looking for a technically challenging trail, then this trail is not for you. But, if you want to ride a trail that nobody rides, this is a good choice. the hardest part about this trail is making sure you are on the trail. The trail is not used enough to keep leaves, pine needles and tree branch off the path. The only way to know your on the right path is the orange and blue blazes on the trees.
The trail has two loops, the Talquin loop and two smaller loops called the Long Leaf loops. Combined it is about 10 miles long. The first part of the trail is boring as you ridde through a clear cut area of the forest. Then you enter some very nice wooded areas. The trail leads you down beside the lake for some very nice views. The Talquin loop is mostly flat with a few gradual slopes to climb. THe Long Leaf loops do have a few drops and climbs. But nothing real hard.

The trail is covered with leaves so it is not a hard packed trail. This in turn gives you a good work out as you try to build up speed but can't.

I did see some deer in two different location.



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Review Date
July 22, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: BikerDan ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Trail is winding single track through pine uplands. Lots of sand in the dry months. This trail sees very little use and may be hard to follow if you are not paying attention. Some of the blazes are fading or have suffered from forest fires. There tends to be a lot of debris in the trail since it sees so little use. It is similar to the Munson Hills singletrack but with longer and slightly steeper uphills and downhills. However it is fun and well worth doing if the temperatures are not too high.

Recommended Route:
There are two loops. See the maps at the Lines tract Trailhead off of Cook Landing Rd.



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Review Date
August 29, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: sean ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a pretty neat trail. It is great for just about anyone. People who are just getting into mountain bikes will especially like it. My girlfriend and I enjoy riding this trail because it is very quiet and relaxing. It is a long ride so allow yourself plenty of time and take enough water.



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Review Date
April 7, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Wes Bruner , from Quincy, FL

Summary:
I liked the trail! It was a great lower and upper body workout. Sharp turns and lot of dips and hills. Great scenery of beautiful Lake Talquin. Close to home. I will definately ride it again.



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