Mound Island Canoe Trail is a 10.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stockton, Alabama that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
First off the only way to get to the Indian mound trail head by boat. I researched and found a boat ramp about 6-7 miles away through canal after canal and a couple of wide river openings. The paddle at times was through what seemed billion year old swamp water and though I wouldn't want to swim in it i still saw it's beauty. The trail head is hard to spot by canoe/kayak, it's best to bring a water proof map and look for the "big left bend" Through some cat tail and high grass you can see a bit of an opening. The trail was unkept and we saw 6 snakes on our walk from river to mound. Never got close enough to see what kind of snake, minded my business and ran like a little kid. The mound is covered in old growth hardwoods and is a "bump" through the woods. On top was a small sign saying it was federal protected and to not remove anything from the area. Overall great fun in the mobile delta. Saw snakes, gators, turtles, fish and a million year old Indian mound in the middle of a swamp. If you want an adventure off the beaten path and a great story to tell. Go do this.