This is the best hike for solitude at Bon Secour NWR. Thanks to the boardwalk closure that formerly connected the eastern and western trail systems, this hike provides peace and quiet with many skipping this hike for the better views and varied terrain offered on the west side of the refuge.Read More
With the Centennial Trail closed, the eastern portion is basically the Jeff Friend Trail which is a mile-long loop covering gravel, dirt, and synthetic boardwalk trails. It's a nice, short loop that includes some Maritime forest, an open view of the lagoon, and plenty of saw palmetto. It's an ideal trail for flat, easy running.
If visiting the Gulf Shores area, this is a must-do hike that includes pristine dunes and beaches - free from all the commercial development in the area. It’s a beautiful nature hike that is likely best with a sunset behind the dunes.Read More