Discovery Trail

Discovery Trail is a 700 foot long paved interpretive trail.

photo: Trout Pond. Photo by USFS.

Length: 0.10 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Trout Pond Recreation Area, Apalachicola National Forest, Springhill Road,
Tallahassee, FL
State(s): Florida
Counties: Leon
Longitude: -84.3853
Latitude: 30.3336

Driving Directions

From Tallahassee, take SR 373 south approximately 5 miles. Turn left at the sign for Trout Pond (GF&A Trailhead).


Discovery Trail is a 700 foot long paved interpretive trail designed to accommodate handicapped individuals/groups and educational groups from elementary school systems, primarily grades four through six. Four interpretive stops along the trail explain nature's processes by recycling visitor operated tape-recorded messages and exhibit activities. Each stop has a different theme: Stop #1, "Land from Water" concerning fossils; Stop #2, "Pioneer Plants", about how plants grow; Stop #3, "Why is it Different", about the types of plants; and Stop #4, "Useful Plants", about how we use plants.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.



Trout Pond Trailhead. Photo by USFS.

Trout Pond Trailhead. Photo by USFS.

Trout Pond. Photo by USFS.

Trout Pond. Photo by USFS.


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