Perdido River Trail: Blue Lake Landing to Staple Fork Landing

MODERATE 5 reviews

Perdido River Trail: Blue Lake Landing to Staple Fork Landing is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Robertsdale, Alabama that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
203 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

muddy

This is part of the Perdido River Trail which is close to 17.9 miles long in total length. There is parking at both points of this trail. The trail mainly runs next to the Period River going through many pitcher plant bogs and upland pine forests. The trail is blazed in yellow and is very easy to navigate.

5 months ago

Hiked an out and back from Blue Lake Landing on 3/10/18 for 31 miles total. The trail is still muddy in places from recent rains/flooding. Several stream crossings but only one had to be forded. The others had logs across or could be jumped. Blazes on the gravel road north of the Nelson Ditch shelters have been removed. The new trail follows the river north to Gravel Landing; however, the trail is extremely primitive at this point. Though yellow blazes mark the trail, there has been little clearing of the trail in parts that don’t utilize forest roads.

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome trail blazed by the Alabama Hiking Trail Society. I went a week after a big rain and the river was still high and there were a few flooded areas. Prepare to get your shoes wet and muddy as you hike through a few swampy muddy areas and a couple springs with no bridges. Look out for snakes on this trail as well.

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

We hiked the first portion of the Perdido River Trail – now part of the Alabama Trail System. It’s 4.5-miles from the south trailhead (near Old Pensacola Road/Muscogee Road) to the bridge at Barrineau Park Road. In total, I gave the trail a 3 out of 5 stars. First, the trail is VERY well marked. Our issue is that, while the trail starts off nice and near the Perdido River, it quickly turns away from the river and follows old timber paths and even unpaved country roads (see pictures). It would have been nice to forge a trail that kept you close to the river? The terrain is swampy to sand bar to timber road, both soft sand and gravel.

Monday, June 11, 2012

butiful

Monday, August 30, 2010

WE ALWAYS GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS TRIP! WE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL TIMES AND WILL CONTINUE TO GO! IT IS CONVIENANT FOR MY FAMILY WHEN WE HAVE TO STAY CLOSE TO HOME.