Davis Bayou, Gulf Islands National Seashore

EASY 14 reviews

Davis Bayou, Gulf Islands National Seashore is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ocean Springs, MS and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

2.0 miles Loop

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

17 days ago

It is a beautiful place to see, a wonderful first time hike with the kids.

hiking
1 month ago

The area is beautiful, although be warned, much of the hiking "trail" runs along the side of the road through the park. But there is a short loop that winds through some beautiful shady areas along the bank of the bayou. If you want to see an alligator, it's a great place to check out. Off of the fishing pier and over the marsh, you can also see a beautiful sunset.

hiking
6 months ago

Not great for hiking. But amazing camp sites, facilities. Gonna bring the boat back.

8 months ago

Fun local trail.

1 year ago

Great location and fun for the kids to run around. Love the picnic areas and the water views.

walking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Beautifully kept. Friendly staff & great info center.

hiking
2 years ago

Really fun trail! Took my 3 year old with me to wear him out a little and he had a good time. The area was very clean and well laid out. Had no problems with the trail we even had the opportunity to see a few animals.

hiking
2 years ago

Awesome little trail! Didn't get a chance to check out the displays as we arrived right at closing time. Will definitely go back for a longer trek.

walking
3 years ago

Went there with my dad about 4pm today, so did a rushed walk to see everything before it became dark. Was a great experience! Got to see a beautiful sunset and the trails were very accessible (but looked like a hurricane hit it very recently). I was surprised that half of the trails are along side a road, but would go again to enjoy it with less time restrictions.

hiking
4 years ago

I live nearby and went there 7.5 miles by mountain bike. Nice area and trails are maintained after Hurricanes, etc. I suggest a morning hike here especially in fall and spring. Summer middays and afternoons can be brutal from gnats and horseflies and that famous South MS humidity. Bring your field glasses for all the birds and occasional very distant Gator.

walking
4 years ago

Hiked around here a little in 2009 while visiting the area. The trails are different that I am used to since it is on the southern US coast and it was interesting seeing some crabs and other wildlife in this interesting environment. It was a bit humid but that is normal for this area. I hiked a couple of very short trails in the park. There is a nice visitor center as well with interesting exhibits.

nature trips
4 years ago

actualy there are several smaller trails to go on. gives you a nice look at nature.the trails are well maintained and easy for even smaller children.