Lake Henrietta Trail is located on the southwest edge of Tallahassee, between Capital Circle SW and Springhill Road. The trailhead is located on Springhill Road about 0.7 miles south of Orange Avenue. The trail is a wide, blacktopped trail that is 1.2 miles in length, and it loops around Lake Henrietta. The path crosses underneath Capital Circle and takes a right turn, eventually running into a national forest; however, the lake can run as a loop for faster workouts. Beyond a gate near the southern outlet is a dirt trail along Munson Slough, which flows south to Lake Munson by Capital Circle.
The new bridge over Munson Slough in Lake Henrietta Park is the last link in a 380-yard trail that connects the city of Tallahassee’s Silver Lake Park with Leon County’s Lake Henrietta Park. Turning to follow Munson Slough, the trail mounts a ramp of planks made from recycled plastic. Another turn takes the trail over the slough on the actual bridge, offering a smooth, concrete surface for an easy crossing.
The trailhead has a very small parking area, and trail the path is not well shaded. Shades, sunglasses, shorts, and visors are very much encouraged during the hotter months.
Featured Uses: Biking, walking/running, nature watching, and commuting. Leashed dogs are permitted.
Trail Access: 3305 Springhill Road, Tallahassee, FL 32305
Amenities: Bridge, paved trail, waterfront, wildlife, shared use access to adjacent park and portable restroom at the nearby park. Leashed dogs are permitted.