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We parked in a dirt parking lot just off Ft. Morgan Rd. We walked about a mile to the Alligator lake where there was a viewing platform. Did not see any alligators but did come across a small snake. There are 1/4 mile markers to...More
We visited Bon Secour around 11am on a hot July day. The first trail we walked was the Jeff Friend trail which is a scenic and easy mile loop with shade and benches all along the trail . A section of the trail is boardwalk...More
Any time I go to the coast, I like to get away from the crowds, and see the natural beauty & wildlife. The trails at Bon Secour are easy to follow, and cut through the palmetto forest along the seashore. I went in the afternoon,...More
With so many crowds in nearby Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan, it is refreshing to see an empty beach. We saw 4 people while out here for more than an hour. The trails provide adventure and a peek at what this area would look like...More
Get your hiking shoes on and lather on the sunscreen and bug spray as you trek through this AMAZING wildlife refuge on your way to the beach. Lots of wildlife and educational tidbits along the way as you learn about the native plants. We even...More
What a find!
An easy two miles walk to the beach with the last quarter mile through the dunes. However, keep moving the first mile or the horseflies will find you too irresistible to resist.
The reward for batting away the flies is well worth...More
Two of us left early to explore the Pine Beach Trail (about 8:00am) which is a part of the much larger Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge. The first third of the trail is flat on a gravel road. It is well shaded, with some tree and...More
My wife and I traveled here this April and really enjoyed the beauty of the white sand beaches and the wildlife of the refuge. This NWR is located in southwestern Alabama near the town of Gulf Shores. It was established by Congress in 1980 for...More
There is a visitor center. It is on the North side of Fort Morgan road, about 1/4 mile East of the parking lot for the trail. I don't think they have rangers there, but there are well-qualified workers who can usually... More
There is a visitor center. It is on the North side of Fort Morgan road, about 1/4 mile East of the parking lot for the trail. I don't think they have rangers there, but there are well-qualified workers who can usually answer all your questions.
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Not the entire way on trails. You can pull it up on Google Maps and see where the trail parallels the road and then where it ends. You will need to get on 180 for the western end of the route. There’s not a ton of traffic on... More
Not the entire way on trails. You can pull it up on Google Maps and see where the trail parallels the road and then where it ends. You will need to get on 180 for the western end of the route. There’s not a ton of traffic on that stretch but it is just a 2-lane road.
In any case, most of the Bon Secour trails are better traveled on foot or by kayak/canoe. Your bike will be most enjoyable at Gulf State Park, where almost all trails are bike friendly and there are miles and miles of loops and places to explore.