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Best trails in Gulf Shores

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Looking for a great trail near Gulf Shores, Alabama? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, trail running trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park or Gulf State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Fort Pickens Park or Muddy Creek Wetlands Management Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Gulf Shores ranging from 0.9 to 5 miles and from 6 to 19 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Gulf Shores
Top trails (8)
#1 - Pine Beach Trail
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
NOTE: As of May 24, 2020, users have reported that the beach area usually accessible at the southern terminus is closed.Show more
#2 - Jeff Friend Loop Trail
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 22 m
#3 - Gopher Tortoise Trail
Gulf State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 53 m
#4 - Gulf Oak Ridge Trail
Gulf State Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
#5 - Gator Lake Trail
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 40 m
Walk along a dune ridge and see many species of birds and plants that are typical of this transitional habitat between the maritime forest and the frontal dunes. The end of this trail is at the Lagoon and the Pine Beach Trail intersection. This is an easy to follow, well marked trail. Bring a lot of bug spray to ward off mosquitoes and biting flies. This trail has a nice gravel parking area large enough for five or six cars.Show more
#6 - Centennial Trail
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Please note the boardwalk section is closed so no connection to Jeff Friend Trail.Show more
#7 - Shelby Lake Loop
Gulf State Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
#8 - Gulf Highlands Sand Dunes
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m