Explore the most popular trails near Fort Gaines with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Fort Gaines, Alabama Map

This is one of my favorite afternoon hikes. It doesn’t take long, but there’s plenty of wildlife (birds, skink, gator) to see. I love taking a breather at the beach and enjoying the view of Sand Island Lighthouse in the distance.

Walked 3.5 miles on this maze of trails today and loved every step. The scenery is beautiful from the tall pines to the beach looking out at the white caps of the gulf. Great for families with kids, great trail for running or simply walking.

Just walked the trail with all my backpacking gear in preparation for our upcoming AT hike (we just got new packs and wanted to show them off, mostly). It was a lovely walk with great views! Definitely suggest giving it a go, if you have the time!

So beautiful. The trail takes you to a pond and then to the beach. It's so peaceful. Beware: there are no potties! Make sure you take your little ones to a restroom before you visit here! :)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Beautiful change of pace on the island! Ocean, lake, woods, all on the same hike.