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Redoubt Trail Loop is a 2.8 mile 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 and horses. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 196 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

River

Historic site

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Note: Historic Blakeley State Park is currently open for day use and individual and family camping. Day use tickets must be purchased online.

http://www.blakeleypark.com/ Historic Blakeley State Park 34745 State Hwy. 225 P.O. Box 7279 Spanish Fort, Al. 36577 Phone (251) 626-0798

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Ellen Easley
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The board walk was out and flooded at one point. Wouldn’t recommend following the park map. Either I’m bad at reading maps or it was way off. It got me a little off track a few times. The trails are very distinguishable but don’t line up with the park map. It was a very beautiful day. Watch out for snakes and gators on the board walk. Saw both. Almost stepped on a snake.

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Leslie Marshall
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Hiking

Great trail if you can find it. Signs are posted at trailheads but that is it. Without the AllTrails map and GPS I never would have been able to follow this route. But if you do you will be rewarded with lovely scenery.

Alli Waters
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I camped in the park and did a little over 20 mi of hiking here over the weekend. Great variety of trails for the area (forest, marsh, and waterfront boardwalk) of all kinds of lengths. Some trails were poorly marked and a couple were no longer being maintained. I recommend getting a park map to plan out your hikes more efficiently. Good for regular hikers, dogs (on leash), horseback riding, and biking. Some trails get very muddy after a rain, so be careful!

Pete Muscarella
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Hiking

Fun family hike. Very nice people throughout the park. It's located right on Mobile Bay with a ton of history.

Hardy Acker
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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.

Colin Rye
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Hiking

Pretty good trail. Muddy in some spots, and slightly difficult to see due to fallen leaves in others (I went in December). The E. O. Wilson boardwalk, which is part of this trail along the Blakeley River, is a highlight, as is the stretch where you’re on Champion Tree trail, which has the largest sweetbay and bigleaf magnolias in the state. The boardwalk at Squirrel’s Nest was a little sketchy (broken) in parts, but I still went to the end which is a nice spot to sit and grab a snack or whatever. Overall Blakeley is a nice state park and this trail is worth checking out.

Jonathan Lewis
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Great trails. 4 dollar fee to get in, I asked the guy for a trail map and he had them, I suggest get a trail map from him if you don't have the alltrails app. many places to park and camp. had a gazebo at one part where you can park and cookout, this park is very nice with many trails and has a historic battle field that's very interesting to be on, cant climb on the fort due to keeping it preserved, respectfully don't. Trails were marked fine kinda. theres a road that goes around the entire battlefield. Squirrels lane has two shacks for rent that are nice for camping. Nice pier by the Tensaw river, has a pontoon boat you can get a ticket and ride on to the black foot mounds. Trails start by restrooms, the man at the front will have all info you need. Dogs are very welcome, took my two and barely leashed them due to no one on the trail. Has many benches to sit and eat at on trails. A+

Preston Johnson
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Hiking

There are a series of trails located in this state park. It is Blakeley State Park. Cost is 4 dollars. Trails are marked and well maintained. There are horse trails and camp grounds as well. The only negative is the disgusting bathrooms which is full of ants, roaches, spiders etc.

Shawn Duggar
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Hiking

Went in January and weather was perfect! It could get warm in summer time. Lots of trails and civil war history. Boardwalk on Tensaw River is nice. Staff very nice and give maps of trails.

Kyle Cothren
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Around 10 miles of beautiful, well maintained trails. I did about 8 miles and enjoyed them all. Located in Blakeley State park. The staff at the park was very friendly. Great hiking, cool historical sites, and up kept facilities.

Luann Carr
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We hiked here for the first time last weekend. A excellent hike with wonderful surprises along the way. We are planning a return trip, this time spending the night camping too.

Jerry Brand
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Great hike with some elevation changes, down into the bottoms and back up to the bluff ridge.

Michelle Carey
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Very good hiking, and all the sites to see were very cool. Since it is a state park you have to pay to get in. But other than that very nice.

Nick Nicholson
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Hiking

Very interesting little piece of history that took place in the area. From hiking to just sight seeing it was an overall great experience for a fall afternoon/evening. Would like to go back earlier in the day to see more. The ghost town was by far the coolest thing there. had an actual working well and a tree that people were hung from in the 1800's. The town's old jail is actually still in tact- the genuine concrete that is. highly recommend!

Kathrena Rivera
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Lovely piece of Alabama history. Only wish there were more plaques describing old Blakeley ghost town

Cody Trimm
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Hiking

Went in mid January when the weather was in the upper 50's and practically perfect for a hike. One of the best hikes for the area (which unfortunately doesn't have a lot). Good for families. Very easy hike, most people will most likely not strain themselves whatsoever. Best part about this place was the peacefulness and privacy, I don't think we saw more than 15 people in the 5 hours we were there.

Jessica L.
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Hiking

Hiked this trail in 90+ degree weather and was glad to find numerous shade covered trails. The park doesn't have maps showing each of the trails (or where they start/end), so it was difficult to figure out which to take. I'm not sure we ended up hiking the full 6 miles we intended, but did a steady 4, for sure. The boardwalks we crossed were repaired and easy to traverse. The dog loved the small creek off the Appalachee trail. This is a great place to explore.

shawn souders
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Hiking

Love this place.

John D
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Hiking

We've done this trail a few times and it's always enjoyable. Lots of history and a variety of scenery. Great for a day hike.

Robin M.
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Hiking

Fun easy hike with a very interesting history. Includes a Civil War battleground and the first courthouse in Baldwin County Alabama. Did it in January, after some wet days the part of the trail that traverses the marsh was pretty much impassable but easy to loop around. Saw white tail deer black snack overall a very fun day hike. Also lots of back country primitive cabins to rent. My guess is summer could get quite "buggy"

Norman Farrar
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Hiking

Good trails, well marked and pretty much on your own when I went this fall, this was second of two visits, trail out along Confederate lines well marked and easy walk, battlefield area are easy to explore, Union lines are well marked on the way back through the battlefield, but as the lines descend into wetlands, trail stops, with alltrails app it was easy to figure out where to go and to see that wet areas had to be traversed, not bad in the dry fall, could be a lot wetter. fun hike, will go back and explore some more.

Matt D.
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Hiking

Awesome little trail I have hiked many times with the scouts. Small elevation change and great for the beginning hiker. Lots of history to look at.

Jolly Harris
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First off, the guide is useless. There is no "redoubt trail" in Blakely State Park. That being said, the ranger will provide you with a somewhat adequate mat upon your arrival. Pay your $6.00 to get in, get the map, and make sure to ask the ranger to help you plan a route. I found the staff to be extremely helpful. The trails in the park range from well defined access roads which can be used for a nice family stroll, to somewhat narrow, poorly marked tracks that can seem a bit more technical in nature. You can spend a whole day here exploring and the sights run the gamut from old growth forest, to river bottomland and shoreline. A nice time can be had with proper planning and exploration, so pick your trail and have fun.

Wes Funes
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I hiked this today with my Black lab, Ripper. This was a great trail. Very easy with only a few up and down minor inclines. The scenery stayed beautiful and you also have the option to hop on to a self-guided History tour. Blakely State Park was the site of the final Civil War Battle. It occurred on the same day General Lee surrendered, but of course without modern conveniences, word didn't get down to Alabama to stop the battle. The trail does need a little bit of upgrade work. The bridges that take you over small ponds and creeks have deteriorated and a few don't exist at all anymore, which means you get a little wet in one spot. Nothing serious. There is also a little confusing spot at a northern part of the trail that leads you from the Confederate battle line to the Union battle line. I couldn't find the beginning of the trail as it reconnected from a road. This meant I had to pull out the old compass and map and figure my way through some tall grass. Once I found the trail It led me to a creek where, again, the walking bridge was long-gone. Luckily a downed tree trunk acts as a bridge on a short span of the creek. This in turn led me through some untamed woods, which was kind of fun, but other folks might be seriously lost. Luckily I had my iPhone and a tiny bit of service to show me where the road connected. I found the trail and I made a modification to the map's route and continued the total distance (plus about a half mile in my confusion). Overall I loved it. The 6 miles fly by and there's solitude and quiet you can't get in a lot places around here. Ripper loved it, too. She's currently passed out in the living room.

Charles Warren III
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Sandra Brannon
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Julie Wink
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Kaylyn Kegans
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Silvia Annaert
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