Hiking the Gulf Coast  by Joe Cuhaj

Hiking the Gulf Coast Guide Book

by Joe Cuhaj (Falcon Guides)
Hiking the Gulf Coast  by Joe Cuhaj
Some people call it the “Big Crescent,” others call it the “Third Coast,” but most everyone calls it paradise: Shimmering emerald green waters, brilliant pristine white beaches, calming black-water rivers, salt marshes, and tidal flats—they all make up the Gulf Coast. The Gulf Coast can truly be called a paradise for the lovers of the outdoors. With its subtropical climate, you can lose yourself in an endless variety of activities virtually year-round.

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Trails from the "Hiking the Gulf Coast" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 40.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.

While you can easily hike the Audubon Bird Sanctuary loop on Dauphin Island in an hour, you will want to linger to catch the morning sun glinting off the shimmering waters of Galliard Lake as wading b ...
Dauphin Island, AL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
Moss-draped oaks, placid green waters of a cypress-tupelo swamp, and lots of wildlife make the Barataria Preserve Trail a must-visit when in the New Orleans area. Three separate trails, mostly boardwa ...
Marrero, LA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
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The Bayou Segnette Nature Trail is an easy walking path with several options that allow you to take even the smallest child out for adventure in the woods. The trail winds through a forest of cypres ...
Westwego, LA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
The city of Foley, Alabama, has preserved a 484-acre tract of land, Graham Creek Nature Preserve, a property that is brimming with an amazing array of wildlife and native plants. The Blue Trail is a ...
Foley, AL - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
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Another important stop for migrating birds along the Central Flyway, San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge plays hosts to hundreds of them each year. This walk along the levee system that forms long re ...
Brazoria, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
The Cedar Key Scrub Nature Trail on the east side of Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve is a fascinating walk through an endangered Florida scrub forest. The trail is characterized by a few wetlands and dw ...
Cedar Key , FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
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Just across the highway from the Crystal River Mall, a beautiful thick palm and cedar hammock awaits you on the Churchhouse Hammock Trail as it winds its way to a saw grass marsh. Along the route you ...
Crystal River , FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
While this nearly 2-mile hike is partially a walk down Davis Bayou’s Park Road, there are some great views of the bayou marsh, a numbered nature trail through a saltwater marsh lined with pine and swe ...
Ocean Springs, MS - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
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Here’s something a little different: a trail at a state welcome center and a fine one at that. The Escatawpa Trail is an easy 1.4-mile loop located at the Mississippi Welcome Center on I-10 West at th ...
Moss Point, MS - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
Picturesque is an understatement for the Estuary Trail as it winds its way between Long Pond, Grand Lagoon, and its namesake Big Lagoon. Blue herons wade in the shallows, fishermen line the banks and ...
Pensacola, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
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Drive out deep into the Gulf of Mexico and explore the Fiddler’s Loop Trail at Grand Isle State Park. This moderate loop follows the banks of an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. Along the route you’ll b ...
Grand Isle, LA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
Head on down to the bayou on the Fontainebleau Hiking Trail. This wide, grassy path leads to the grassy marsh of Cane Bayou, with white-tailed deer and gopher tortoises making an occasional appearance ...
Mandeville, LA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
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Experience the transitional Gulf habitat of Mississippi along the Fontainebleau Loop at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge. While short in length, the loop opens up this world of ...
Ocean Springs, MS - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
For over 185 years Fort Pickens has stood, watching over and protecting Pensacola Bay and the city of Pensacola. The fort has a rich and storied history that dates back to its original construction in ...
Pensacola Beach , FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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A short but oh-so-satisfying boardwalk hike through the marshes of Texas’s northern Gulf Coast. This is especially so if you hike in the early morning when egrets, ibis, and flocks of ducks take fligh ...
Sabine Pass , TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.9
The brochure on the counter at the Claude F. Lard Visitor Center at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge said it all: “Welcome! Whooping Crane Stronghold!” Of course, I had to ask what that meant. The vol ...
Tivoli, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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It’s almost like taking a trip back in time to the mid-1800s as you hike through Historic Blakeley State Park. The setting is like a postcard of the archetypal South: long, flowing Spanish moss hangin ...
Spanish Fort , AL - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
This is a beautiful hike of exploration that takes you through the transitional maritime forests and wetlands of Alabama’s Gulf Coast. It includes the Centennial Trail, which gives you a chance to vis ...
Gulf Shores , AL - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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Not one, not two, but three stunning lakes are in store for you on this 3.1-mile double loop hike at Brazos Bend State Park. The first two lakes are horseshoe, or oxbow, lakes formed by the changing r ...
Needville, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
The area just south of Tallahassee is known for its karst topography, a layer of limestone that has been weathered and carved over the centuries by the elements to form a system of caves, holes, and t ...
Crawfordville , FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
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