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

well marked trails, not too heavily trafficked

Love these trails for hiking with the dogs real close to home ! The creek is great as well

Great running/walking trail. Dog friendly, saw some others on the trail but was fairly serene and quiet. Will definitely return.

Unable to get to the trail?? Followed the directions (not the hand typed but the icon prompted) and it led us to a road marked private property with a locked gate. Second time driving up here to virtually no signage and really bad gps direction although first time was from the Perdido River Hiking Trail website itself. Beyond frustrated.

walking
1 month ago

You can only use the trail with dogs. The boardwalk is not allowed. Nice place

Walked both the trail and the board walk. Both are nice easy walks. The grounds and facility were clean and well kept and the staff there were fantastic. This would be a great place to take kids.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful walk along the river. The one foot bridge is badly in need of repair. Otherwise 5 stars.

Beautiful views

paddle sports
5 months ago

This is an okay run for hard bottom boats. River is very shallow and our inflatable canoes were constantly getting beached. Current is minor with maybe 1 minor whitewater before the mandatory portage. Many downed trees and more garbage than I care to experience. Other boaters are friendly and there is a company that will accompany you to ‘take out’ to park your vehicle and then transport you to ‘put in’ for $10 per person that rides with them. We dropped our boats, gear, and all but drivers at the ‘put in’ before driving to the company to cut down on transport cost. If you use the company, call to find out if they are running that weekend. Normally, creek is only dam-fed on weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The rest of the time I imagine the creek is so low that it is unnavigable. 2 stars for being a shallow, lazy river. Okay for beginners and hard bottom kayaks and canoes. We were looking for an adventure and did not find one.

trail is not well marked. You park in the Hurricane Park parking lot and then walk up the road to the trail head so park right when you enter the paying lot. The trail is in good shape and is easy hike. We added the South loop to make the total home about 4.5 miles and we were able to do it in about 2 hours.

7 months ago

I've floated different sections of this creek with all 3 outfitters. I really, really, really love this creek! It is a really great place to kayak and fish. It is simply a beautiful, laid back, calm float with scenery. It has a few small rapids. Nothing major, at all. Check the USGS water flow website, to make sure the flow is good. If you floating the lower section (with No Worries or Redneck Yacht Club) take some cash. RYC typically sells grilled burgers and hot dogs at the Hippie Hole. NW has a concession stand at their take out.

7 months ago

Great 7 mile trip down the Coosa! Moccasin Gap is a class 3 rapid and can be overwhelming for beginners. All in all its a great place to spend the day.

8 months ago

went kayaking down the Coosa and had a blast! coosa river adventures did a great job assisting everyone! easy enough for beginners and still fun for the experienced.

There was no visible trailhead, and the trails we did find only went a short distance. Trash was everywhere and it smelled awful

Put in at Judy Creek and CR20. 4:20 to John Hutto Park public boat ramp. Recent rain was not sufficient to prevent dragging and hanging on submerged rocks in the vicinity of many very minor rapids. After the confluence with the West Choctowatchee hangups we're fewer and once merging with the East Choctowatchee it was easy floating. Newton river station reported 4.7 foot stage hight. Upriver at Skipperville reported 5 foot stage hight.

The trails are well maintained and easy to follow. This would be a great hike to do with kids and pets. Not overly challenging if you have been hiking for a while.

As a new hiker, I found this trail appropriate for my skills. It is peaceful, pretty, and quiet. Cyclists and hikers share the path, so be alert. I did both loops and found the approach more daunting than the actual trail. I plan to make this a regular part of my training.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
muddy
off trail
over grown
private property
washed out
11 months ago

First off I would like to start by saying that I enjoyed my trail experience. However there were some issues with where to park to start the trail as there are vehicle blockades and signs stating no vehicles. The next issue we had was with the lack of trail markers and overgrown areas infested with spiders. One of the two shelters we stopped at was very clean and maintained while the other looked as if no one had been there in months. There was some flooding along the trail which was to be expected however there was one part that had us wading through over knee deep water. Overall My Brother and I still had fun and we will be going back to hike the trail in it’s entirety.

hiking
blowdown
off trail
over grown
private property
11 months ago

Over all we enjoyed our trip. We had trouble getting to staple fork launch were we wanted to begin our hike and end at Gravel Launch, most roads that GPS would give guidance for were closed or crossed into private property. We hiked 3 miles just from where we could find a spot to park to end up way in the wrong direction due to the “trail” to use to get from Ray Road to Staple-fork landing was way over grown. Had our first experience-with trail Angels as there was a gentleman and his wife who were dealing with the same frustration although they were in a vehicle. They offered us a ride to Staple-fork landing were we were finally able to start our Hike. We hit a total of 12.1 miles before stopping and breaking camp at Nelson Ditch Shelter. Even though we had no intentions of using the shelters, the shelters had not been maintained. The trail over all from Staple Fork to Nelson ditch was over grown in many areas and not maintained, there was not any signs for nelson ditch shelters along the trail either. Luckily ALL TRAILS app had me covered and we were able to find it via satellite. If more care had been done to this part of the Alabama Trail it would have easily scored a 4. Even though scored it at a three me and my brother plan to go back and hike the trails entirely.

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