Tarkiln Bayou Preserve is home to four species of endangered pitcher plants, as well as other rare and endangered plant species. The rare, carnivorous white-top pitcher plant is unique to the Gulf Coast and found only between the Apalachicola and Mississippi rivers. Almost 100 other rare plants and animals depend on the wet prairie habitat, including the alligator snapping turtle, sweet pitcher plant, and Chapman's butterwort. A boardwalk offers visitors a view of the wild and beautiful Tarkiln Bayou. Visitors can enjoy a picnic and then take a hike on the nature trails to observe the rare plants and animals. For a more adventurous outing, visitors can take a day-hike across the park to the Perdido River.

a little rough in the beginning churned up muddy path, but still passable. We took a slight detour and walked along the beach very peaceful.

hiking
28 days ago

I pushed my son in a job stroller. the first mile or two sucked it's boggy from machinery... the rest was excellent!

hiking
1 month ago

BEWARE: They are SUPER serious about locking the gates on time. Make sure you time your hike out well.

Also, if it’s been super rainy for a while, a lot of the trail will be impossible to get through, right in the beginning.

It is otherwise one of my favorite trails.

Not bad at all. It's actually pretty nice. $3 to enter. Ensure you go when it's dry. Trail is not marked good at all.

Starts out a nice trail but during the summer it's very humid. after raining it has many large puddles making it hard to follow the trail.

Did this one last year. Waited a few days after it rained but much of it was still wet with large pools of water. Some parts of the trail can get confusing because some of the trail markers are covered in brush making it difficult especially when there are two paths to take. Because of the humidity and bugs I'd suggest waiting until winter for this one.

well worth the hike for the view

Beautiful, easy trail. Enjoyed the solitude of a scenic lunch at the point watching osprey dive for fish.

walking
11 months ago

The portion of the trail I went to was labeled "Tarkin Bayou Preserve. It was $3 just to park there. The longer portion of the trail wasn't maintained well (flooded in several areas, ruts). Pretty but not worth $3 in my humble opinion.

hiking
Thursday, January 12, 2017

it was very fun. saw deer tracks and raccoon tracks. very awesome. Definitely gonna do it again.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

great day hike, takes you out to a point that is beach and ocean. it does loop as long on you ver to the right going back toward the parking area. some tall grass, nothing crazy but it is a nice option versus the out & back on same trail.

mountain biking
Monday, October 24, 2016

Did some geocaching and biking. A portion of the 5.9 trail is clearly defined. The second part of the loop has not been cut in a while. Used Garmin along the trail. Some very sandy areas. Over all beautiful area with water views.

hiking
Thursday, October 13, 2016

easy hike absolutely beautiful

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

The trail that takes you to the lake is okay but we tried to do one of the long hikes but ran into knee high grass for about half a mile before we turned around. They need to maintain the trails better, I'm not trying to step on snakes!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

trail is kept up and has plenty of shade for this hot weather.

hiking
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Awesome and clean

hiking
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Wide trails, lots of bay views, perfect for dogs

hiking
12 days ago

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