West Horse Loop

Fort Braden Trails, Florida

Distance5.3mi
Elevation Gain829ft
Trailhead Elevation164ft
Top165ft
Elevation Min/Max70/165ft
Elevation Start/End164/164ft

West Horse Loop

West Horse Loop is a hiking and horse trail in Leon County, Florida. It is within Fort Braden Trails. It is 5.3 miles long and begins at 164 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 829 feet. This trail connects with the following: Kris Kev Trail and East Horse Loop.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Tallahassee (Falcon Guides)
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"This loop explores a variety of ecosystems within the Fort Braden Tract of Lake Talquin State Forest. First travel dry uplands before descending along a vegetationally rich sandbottom spring branch to reach Lake Talquin. Then meander along the lakeshore before working through damp bottoms, finally returning through steep hills back to the trailhead. of pathways. The orange-blazed trail begins as a singletrack path meandering west off sandhills into oak-dominated woodlands. Holly, magnolia, pine, and sweet bay trees work to keep the forest green throughout the year. The path crosses multiple springs emanating from the hillside the trail travels along before returning to the hilltop. The higher ground harbors scrub oaks and pines, a drier and sandier environment. It isn’t long before the ecotones change again as the loop turns north for Lake Talquin." Read more

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