Alford Arm Greenway


Roger Bell and David Yon, Rev August 11, 2007

Alford Arm Greenway is an 865 acre park at the end of Pedrick Road in east Tallahassee. To find it travel highway 90 east past Capital Circle to Buck Lake Road, turn right on Buck Lake, travel about 1.6 miles and turn right on Pedrick Road. Continue about a mile to the end of the road. You can also run the Lake Lafayette Heritage Trail (Cadillac Trail) from Tom Brown Park.  If you follow that trail across the lake on the dike you will come to a set of rail road tracks.  Cross the tracks and at the top take the trail to the right.  Most any of the branches off to the left will either take to you Alford Arms or to Pedrick Road.  The safest bet is to find the fence and then follow it up to Alford Arm.  The parks department has put a lot of work into this trail system and it has become a terrific place to run.

This is a very passive park similar to the Miccosukee Greenway and it is a very runner friendly park with no motorized vehicles. There is a 60-acre field and then trails and smaller fields where the activity will most likely consist primarily of trail activity for hikers, runners, bicycles, and horses.

There are four trail designations: l. Mixed use trails will allow all uses. 2. Horse trails that can be used for all except bikes. 3. Bike trails that can be used for all but horses. 4. Hiking trails that can only be used for hiking (and running). Hikers and runners probably will be considered the same use and are expected to be permitted on all trails. Within a year there could be as much as 20 miles of trails, now there are about 7 or 8 miles of unofficial trails, some existed from the previous owners, some were made by the bikers, some by the sheep herders, and some just cut across parts of fields or follow cow trails. This is truly is a great addition to Tallahassee's already wonderful supply of running trails. You will enjoy running here.

For a map go to:  http://www.leoncountyfl.gov/parks/greenways.asp#Trail