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Poorly marked and maintained trails.
The waterfall is more of a runoff from the man made lake.

Very nice trail and park

25 days ago

Trail is poorly/not marked - and should not be depicted as a loop, as water crossing was almost impossible for kids. Creek is filled with litter and golf balls. No blazes on the trail to depict where you are. Terrain is not difficult, only steep around the falls.

1 month ago

This is a wonderful trail and it is a National Recreation Trail

Love this park and trails

2 months ago

Favorite place to kayak in my home town. There's even a rope swing by a cute waterfall :)

Great local trail. Only did the first section from Staples Fork Landing to Peadon, but was beautiful and well marked. Plan to go again this weekend.

Really nice spot. Took 11, 9, and 3 yr olds and they all had a good time. Difficulty is what you make it. Somewhat steep track down a hill to the falls, the rocks on the stream can be tricky if you decide to play around on them, but nothing has to be too crazy if you don’t want it to be and you can still enjoy a great view and environment.

tricky for me but the waterfall is worth it

This is a great trail for locals who really want to get away from the Mobile Bay area suburbs. My grandson & I only had time to do an out & back on the first section starting at Blue Lake Landing. The trail is well marked. Some muddy spots, but nothing to bother a casual hiker. Watch for spider webs across the trail in the pine forest sections if those freak you out. We hiked this in mid-October, which is an excellent time to beat the heat. Use insect repellent & check for ticks.

It is an okay trail, nothing too special. It is hilly which I enjoyed.

Hiked on a Saturday after a big rain and the trail was still hard packed. Only one tree down but the trail was good. Did the total trail system and it took us a little more than an hour and a half. This is a good practice trail for something bigger.

Out and Back easy 20-30 minute short trail starting from parking lot beside Hwy 98 or parking at Weeks Bay Reserve Center. The main trail leads to small wharf on Weeks Bay water/marsh edge where Pelicans fish the waters.

Have seen some patches of poison ivy growing along trail routes so beware if you are susceptible. So far we have not contracted any..

Some work in restoring the area to its natural habitat. Weeks Bay workers always friendly, accommodating and welcoming to us dogs.

Also some boggy water areas that look prime habitat for snakes.. We are doing this trail regularly in Winter - early spring on colder days to avoid snakes since we pups can't stay out of the water.

That said we have only seen an occasional garden snake..

This state park is beautifully kept and has a wonderful waterfall feature on the trail. The only downside is the trail is not marked very well and there a lot of side trails and bike trails that crisscross

More easy than moderate. This trail was okay, decent and relatively easy. A lot of shade so it’s ok going there on sunny and hot days. Well maintained trail. Went to both the north and south loops on the same day.

Awesome place!

Love love love this little state park! Great hiking, really great trails!

This is very nice trail system close to the University of Alabama. It is very easy to follow. There are two serious hills to climbs, but other than that, the elevation changes are easy. You can still hear highway traffic, but it is still peaceful. Hikers and bikers are sharing the trails, so be mindful, but the locals are super nice.

Great trail! My 7 year old hiked all the way to the waterfall and back. We found lots of cool mushrooms, dragonflies, animal holes, rocks, and leaves. A dragonfly took a ride on my finger, and my daughter found a dead little bumblebee she created a Viking funeral for with a leaf in the creek. We swam and relaxed before hiking back. This trail is a hidden gem.

mountain biking
8 months ago

For this area, Tannehill is my #1 choice for mountain biking followed by Hurricane Creek's North and South loops. Wonderful for all skill levels.

8 months ago

Wonderful days with my granddaughters. Be careful navigating Moccasin Gap. We turned over both trips.

9 months ago

Very easy trail, you do have to cross water at the end of the trail. Watch out for snakes.

We took our two dogs out here for the first time last summer. This park is stunning!!! Our girls found the small waterfall and run off and dove straight in. Definitely going to come back out here and rent a cabin

This was a great family adventure! We took our 3 year old, 1 year old, and dog and did the short hiking loop near the waterfall. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The kids even challenged themselves to climb the hill on the way back (with us spotting them the whole way.) We can’t wait to go back and camp for a night.

As another reviewer noted only the first 3 miles of this are on the river. The remaining 6 miles are on dirt roads, gravel roads and bush hogged clear cuts. Unless you just have to complete the trail, do an out and back turning around at about 3 miles under the beautiful junipers.

10 months ago

One of my favorite trails in the area. So beautiful and peaceful.

kayaked. Was a great time!

Hiked an out and back from Blue Lake Landing on 3/10/18 for 31 miles total. The trail is still muddy in places from recent rains/flooding. Several stream crossings but only one had to be forded. The others had logs across or could be jumped. Blazes on the gravel road north of the Nelson Ditch shelters have been removed. The new trail follows the river north to Gravel Landing; however, the trail is extremely primitive at this point. Though yellow blazes mark the trail, there has been little clearing of the trail in parts that don’t utilize forest roads.

One of the best trails in South Alabama. Yes it is sort of remote to get to, that is its appeal. Well marked, there are several nice new shelters that would make it a nice overnight trip

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