Sand Pine Loop and Big Lagoon Observation Tower

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Sand Pine Loop and Big Lagoon Observation Tower is a 5.5 mile loop trail located near Pensacola, Florida and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
49 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

walking

beach

hiking
3 months ago

Great place!!!

hiking
4 months ago

I loved this little hike-the trail was a little confusing at times but I figured it out and enjoyed it overall. Trail is mostly soft sand which wouldn’t be so easy for those with back issues. I loved seeing the colors of winter, saw the cutest armadillo, a family of deer and waterfowl playing in the cove.

hiking
4 months ago

An "ok" place for walking but it was no hike. The trail was not properly marked.. Also not properly marked in the app... so we did get "lost". The trail is almost all sand.. Not a place I will be returning too. No military discount. $6 per car

Monday, April 03, 2017

great walk, areas under construction created less hiking area

hiking
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Returned to do the lower portion of the trail and observation deck. This is a much better view with plenty of wildlife compared to the upper loop. I recommend doing the east side trails, not west across the park road.

trail running
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I do not recommend these trails for the trail runner- most of the trail is super sandy and hard to navigate. The first mile of the loop was pretty, but then it just turned into scrub with not much to see. At one point I was in a yard of someone's house with no clear indication of trail. Needs better signage on the last mile.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Easy, but beautiful. Egrets, pelicans, fish jumping in the lagoon. A nice break from the city.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

A nice trail to get away from the beach. Saw an osprey best on the trail. The trail gets confusing where it crosses the road past the ranger's station.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The park is great. If you like watching military aircraft then you will love this park.

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camping
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

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Sunday, August 02, 2015