Pine Beach Trail

EASY 29 reviews

Pine Beach Trail is a 5.1 mile out and back trail located near Gulf Shores, Alabama and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

beach

hiking
26 days ago

WALKED THIS TRAIL SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE IVAN IN 2000-TO 2004, THEN IVAN PUSHED ALOT OF SALT WATER INTO THE FRESHWATER -GATOR LAKE, IT DID SOME DAMAGE TO THE ECO SYSTEM BUT I HAVE HEARD ITS BACK TO NORMAL, I AM FROM MOBILE AND LIVED IIN THE GULF SHORES AREA FOR 10 YEARS. I HAVE NOT HIKED THE BEACH TRAIL SINCE 2007 0R 2008 BUT ALL HAS RETURNED TO NORMAL FROM THE PICS I HAVE SEEN. I LOVE THE PRIVATE BEACH DOWN FROM GATOR LAKE, ..IF YOU WANT A GREAT PLACE TO LAY OUT AND SWIM IN PRIVATE TAKE THIS TRAIL, YOU MAY SEE AN OCCASIONAL HIKER BUT THATS ALL, BEFORE IVAN GATOR LAKE HAD SOME GOOD FISSHING, NOT SURE NOW

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
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2 months ago

3 months ago

beautiful view of the lagoon and beach

4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

This was a great hike and provided a very different experience than a forest or woods trail. But the last quarter mile or so was very sandy which made for a fairly strenuous hike that led to a secluded beach. There were 2 side trails off this trail. Gator lake trail was a strenuous mile long and very sandy. But the Centennial trail was easier and extremely enjoyable. All the trails are out and back and total 11 miles round trip

11 months ago

Was enchanted by this very different (when you think of hikes/trails you think of forest and mountains automatically) walk. It was sublime. So much diversity in scenery and vegetation with a wonderful isolated beach finish. Two days later I did the Centennial trail that is just off of Pine Beach Trail for 6 miles (when you also do Jeff Friend). Outstanding trails.

11 months ago

11 months ago

Thursday, August 25, 2016

walking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

The first mike was a nice gravel road through timber and swamps, and the last mile was next to the lagoon, alligator lake and then a wonderful beach.

birding
Saturday, June 20, 2015

walking
Thursday, May 21, 2015

I definitely shouldn't have worn flip flops on this walk!! it was a very sandy trail, but in the fall there are a lot of beautiful flowers and butterflies. Sadly didn't see any Gators!

Sunday, April 05, 2015

walking
Thursday, January 22, 2015

There are four trails in this refuge. I've hiked Pine Beach and Gator Lake. March is a great time to go especially if you enjoy photography without the annoyance of crowds invading your shot. Trails are short and easy with some stunning scenery along the way.

hiking
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Good hike with lots of scenery and a lot of bugs. Saw several gators in Gator Lake.

hiking
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Beautiful scenery. Only saw two people the day I went. I would recommend sun screen as there wasn't much shade. The beach was great there wasn't a soul in sight!

hiking
Wednesday, June 25, 2014