Fontainebleau Nature Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ocean Springs, Mississippi that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 45 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

There is a 1/2 mile out and back Forest Trail about halfway around the loop. The first 300 yards of the loop is wheelchair accessible and takes you as far as the first overlook on Davis Bayou. Mountain bikes can access with one area that you'll have to carry the bike.

18 days ago

Nice scenic trail giving plenty of exercise. Seen a gator along the way.

hiking
1 month ago

we took our jogging stroller through the entire outside loop.. the trail on the app needs to be updated to show new 'red trail'

1 month ago

great little trail for the family. really enjoyed it. tucked away behind the OS Middle School. cleared well

hiking
2 months ago

Nice wooded trail to take a stroll on.

4 months ago

Trail was great! totally open to the trail end. A few new bridges have been built and new Lookout platform. Trail seems in great condition. Excellent for a short trek through the woods.

hiking
5 months ago

Two great lookout points over the bayou. Beautiful birds and lots of activity going on in the water with the fish. Clear trail, marked well. Will be coming back.

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6 months ago

Great little scenic trail and easy enough for our four year old.

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8 months ago

Trail closed due to improvement we will be back

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bugs
8 months ago

Bring bug spray! For it being so lightly trafficked, it’s a very well kept trail. Gorgeous scenery if you’re in to the flora aspect of nature. We didn’t see a lot of wildlife, but loved this trail nonetheless. Done with an 8 year old and 3 year old, they thoroughly enjoyed it as well.

hiking
9 months ago

Actually really liked this trail, of all the trails I've been to near Biloxi this is one of my favorites. Lots of cool carnivorous plants which I really enjoyed seeing

hiking
9 months ago

Not much to see as far as wildlife, but very relaxing and super easy short walk. Def a place of take the dogs to walk a bit.

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10 months ago

nice, easy walk. muddy in some areas. but nice walk.

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closed
10 months ago

nice easy walk for anyone with kids or dogs. a small section at the very back of the trail is closed. good views over the bayou

hiking
Sat May 04 2019

Nice little hike for families!

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closed
Sun Feb 10 2019

Part of the loop is closed. Obviously it's a work in progress, but great so far. Easy trail for my toddler and I.

Wed Dec 26 2018

Loved it

Thu Apr 13 2017

Nice short trail with some hills and good views of the bayou.

hiking
Thu Apr 13 2017

Beautiful landscape with tropical plants along the river. Easy hike!

Tue Apr 04 2017

Nice trail. Great scenery.

walking
Tue Jan 31 2017

Easy walk with two small dogs beautiful scenery at the Bayou

hiking
Sat Oct 29 2016

Much of the natural land that the trail winds through is being restored. The website was great about setting expectations related to the work they are doing. The views were still pretty and the hike overall was pleasant. Since there are not many other trails in the area, I recommend the trek if you need a quick nature fix.

hiking
Sat Oct 08 2016

I loved it!! Highly recommend it!

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Sun Aug 14 2016

Nice and short. Holds water in several areas with recent rain.

Sun May 08 2016

A nice trail to visit with kids

hiking
Sat May 07 2016

Easy hike, well maintained trail. We didn't see much wildlife but the flora was varied and interesting.

hiking
Tue Mar 19 2013

I live nearby and hike this trail often with my family. I've yet to map it or time it with the GPS, but it's a good trail for a short outing with lots of interest for it's relatively small size. I will add these at a later date. The trail is very well maintained and each year since we've discovered it the Fish & Wildlife Service has expanded and improved it. This year they have added several markers which describe the terrain, plant & wildlife. The trail also features two observation decks overlooking Davis bayou and also has a few rest benches scattered throughout the trail. This time of year is an especially good time to visit the trail as well due to the native Honeysuckle Azalea blooming. Also be sure to look for the Southeastern Five-lined Skink that makes his home in the hole of an oak along the trail. You'll have to sneak up on him though as he's pretty shy. If you're really lucky then you will get a chance to view some of the endangered Sandhill Cranes. You won't be able to miss them if they are out there, they are quite large. This trail is considered a loop trail, but also has what I'd call a tail. The tail is where you will find the azaleas and is a bit more rugged than the loop, but still quite manageable. There are a couple of points where you will have to navigate over brooks that feed down to the bayou, but they are easy to cross. The tail ends when you see the 12' wide fire lane that is cut through the forest. I would not recommend following the fire lane, while it does have an abundance of picture plants, these can also be seen on the back side of the loop and the fire lane often flooded.

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