Hallet's Trail to Squirrel's Nest

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Historic Blakeley State Park

Hallet's Trail to Squirrel's Nest is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Spanish Fort, Alabama that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 164 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


horseback riding







historic site

Note: Users have reported that the loop portion of this route is currently closed due to COVID-19.

The trail was nice, but closed when you arrive to the loop section. Big disappointment, but I’ll try again in the fall.

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25 days ago

7 months ago

This trail has the most visible elevation change in the park (not saying much), but is nice to check out. Easy to get to from Harper campground.

Sat Feb 23 2019

Great day hike trails. Using this app made it much easier as most side trails aren't marked. Great tent/rv camping sites with electricity and H2O!

Mon Feb 11 2019

This trail is in Blakeley State Park. It cost $4 for adults and $3 for kids to get in. Overall it’s a decent trail. And once your in the Park there are many more trail options. Also make sure to check out the Boardwalk area of the park, and the old court house too. Side note: the Taitt trail was not on the map I received. If you find yourself lost here, like myself, you are on or connected to the Hallet’s trail and near the Squirrels Nest trail. I didn’t take Taitt’s trail so I personally don’t know where it goes.

Mon Mar 26 2018

Trail is attached to the others, this is just the name of one trail, I didn't see any squirrels lol but it was march, there are two building you can rent on this trail and its on a big hill by a swamp that has a pier and benches that go out to it, its very nice and secluded. Can be scary at night lol make sure you get a map from the guy at the entrance. 4 dollar entry fee.

Sat Jul 01 2017

Very pretty area. This is an civil war battlefield so lots of history. Trails are well marked. It is hot and humid in July. One area to buy drinks. Would recommend you bring water.

Sun Jun 18 2017

Fun little trail with a lot of history. Saw a couple owls and a lot of lizzards.

Fri Jun 16 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed ourselves. The area is just so beautiful. I hope to one day stay overnight in the Squirrel's Nest.

1 month ago

8 months ago

Sat May 25 2019

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Thu Sep 27 2018

Sun Oct 04 2015