Jeff Friend Loop Trail

EASY 28 reviews

Jeff Friend Loop Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gulf Shores, Alabama that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

lake

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
10 days ago

Great ADA compliant and family friendly trail that is a mix of gravel and hardwood. Travels through a maritime forest then to a more coastal area alongside Little Lagoon. The trail is actually a little shorter than a mile.

hiking
21 days ago

I hiked the Jeff Friend Trail and part of the Pine Beach trail via the Centennial connector trail. The Jeff Friend loop and part of the Pine Beach trail are well maintained with great views of Little Lagoon and Gator Lake. The Centennial trail connector has some overgrown areas and in need of maintenance on some of the boardwalks. All of the trails have good interpretive and directional signage throughout.

hiking
6 months ago

Dogs are NOT allowed on this trail. We were unable to hike here. Gulf Shores State Park is not far from this location and offers numerous dog friendly trails.

6 months ago

update - The Jeff Friend trail loop has been completed renuvated with a new level walking surface. They installed wooden foot bridges with composite decking material that border the water shoreline. just beautiful.

trail running
8 months ago

good trail just get ready to get your shoes wet if it has rained ... some swampy areas but otherwise a good well kept trail

hiking
Thursday, July 13, 2017

We saw a Pygmy rattlesnake and huge water moccasin.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Did this and the latter half of pine beach trail. There are the ruins of an old house off the trail with some interesting history. The bear is secluded and probably one of the few places where there are no condos built.

hiking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Great little short loop to hike with children.

hiking
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Fun trail

hiking
Monday, October 12, 2015

Not a long trail but a very nice nature trail that skirts the lagoon. We hike it every year while snow birding in Gulf Shores.

hiking
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Nice 1 mile loop partial gravel and boardwalk. There was a tree down on the boardwalk that was easy to step over when I went. Centennial Trail branches off from but didn't try this trip. Trail head has parking and maps.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Nice trail with gravel and board walk. Very short. Nice view of some beach.

hiking
Sunday, January 08, 2012

Did the loop with the girls on a little Gulf Shores Vacation. It was a pleasant little walk.

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