gulf islands national seashore Trails

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Gulf Islands National Seashore :: Pensacola, FL

Gulf Islands, America’s largest National Seashore, consists of eleven separate units stretching along 150 miles from West Ship Island in Mississippi to the eastern tip of Santa Rosa Island in Florida. Visitors will experience sparkling unspoiled wate

Petit Bois Island, Gulf Islands National Seashore :: Biloxi, MS

Prepare yourself for enchantment! The first time you cross the Mississippi Sound in summer and see this island materialize on the shimmering horizon, you will wonder why you waited so long for such an experience. It is truly an adventure. From the ai

Horn Island, Gulf Islands National Seashore :: Biloxi, MS

Horn Island is approximately 14 miles long and is estimated at 3,535 acres by the National Park Service. It features the most varied terrain of the two wilderness islands and the best hiking. Cross trails are maintained at either end of the island; c

Ship Islands and Fort Massachusetts, Gulf Islands National Seashore :: Biloxi, MS

Lying approximately 10 miles off the coast of Mississippi are East and West Ship Islands. Prior to 1969 they were one. Camille, the most horrendous of hurricanes to make landfall on this coast, sliced the island into two parts, and the passage betwee

Davis Bayou, Gulf Islands National Seashore :: Biloxi, MS

The Colmer Visitor Center at Davis Bayou should be your first stop at the Mississippi facilities. It is located at the end of a tree-shaded lane that winds along the side of the bayou. Four hundred acres are set aside in this park as woods, salt mars

Perdido Key, Gulf Islands National Seashore :: Pensacola, FL

Perdido Key is separated from the mainland by Big Lagoon, which became part of the Intracoastal Waterway many years ago. The island has experienced high-density development in both residential and resort properties, and very little open beach remains

Advanced Redoubt, Gulf Islands National Seashore :: Pensacola, FL

The name Redoubt comes from a French word meaning “a protected place of refuge or defense.” The word aptly describes the second fort located on the grounds of the Pensacola Naval Air Station. Today the fort stands very much as it was originally. Ye

Fort Barrancas, Gulf Islands National Seashore :: Pensacola, FL

Pensacola’s name was derived from the Panzacola Indians, now extinct, who lived in the area when the first Spanish explorers arrived. Considered a strategic location since the first white men set foot on land there, many nations, including Spain, Fra

Fort Pickens, Gulf Islands National Seashore :: Pensacola, FL

The Fort Pickens area is located at the western end of Santa Rosa Island; it is the most visited of the Gulf Islands National Seashore facilities on Santa Rosa Island. The abundant evidence of human intrusion notwithstanding, this small park still

Santa Rosa Island, Gulf Islands National Seashore :: Pensacola, FL

This day-use-only unit is on the Choctawhatchee Bay side of the island where the water is calmer, and it provides beach facilities for swimming and sunbathing. Serious sun worshippers who live in the area make use of this facility, and it is also pop

Naval Live Oaks, Gulf Islands National Seashore :: Pensacola, FL

The Naval Live Oaks area is located just across the Santa Rosa Sound from Pensacola Beach. The visitor center also serves as the administrative headquarters for the Gulf Islands National Seashore and is housed in an attractive brick structure beautif

Gulf Islands National Seashore :: Pensacola, FL

Includes: Santa Rosa Recreation Area Beaches, Naval Like Oaks Reserve, Perdido Key. It’s long been said that the beaches on Florida’s Gulf Coast are the state’s finest, even if they don’t receive as much publicity as Daytona, Miami, or Fort Lauderdal

Borrow Pit Trail :: Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL

Borrow Pit Trail is a hiking trail in Gulf Breeze, Florida. It is within Gulf Islands National Seashore. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 13 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 3 feet.

North Bay Trail :: Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL

North Bay Trail is a hiking trail in Gulf Breeze, Florida. It is within Gulf Islands National Seashore. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 17 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 29 feet.

Brown's Pond Trail :: Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL

Brown's Pond Trail is a hiking trail in Gulf Breeze, Florida. It is within Gulf Islands National Seashore. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 15 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 169 feet.

Old Quarry Trail :: Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL

Old Quarry Trail is a hiking trail in Gulf Breeze, Florida. It is within Gulf Islands National Seashore. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 18 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 61 feet.

Breckenridge Nature Trail :: Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL

Breckenridge Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Gulf Breeze, Florida. It is within Gulf Islands National Seashore. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 8 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 33 feet.

Boy Scout Trail :: Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL

Boy Scout Trail is a hiking trail in Gulf Breeze, Florida. It is within Gulf Islands National Seashore. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 14 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 23 feet.

Andrew Jackson Trail :: Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL

Andrew Jackson Trail is a hiking trail in Gulf Breeze, Florida. It is within Gulf Islands National Seashore. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 16 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 139 feet.

Beaver Pond Trail :: Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL

Beaver Pond Trail is a hiking trail in Gulf Breeze, Florida. It is within Gulf Islands National Seashore. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 12 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 23 feet.

Fishing Trail :: Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL

Fishing Trail is a hiking trail in Gulf Breeze, Florida. It is within Gulf Islands National Seashore. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 31 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 115 feet.

Blueway Kayak Trail :: Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL

Blueway Kayak Trail is a hiking trail in Escambia County, Florida. It is within Gulf Islands National Seashore. It is 6.4 miles long and begins at one foot altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 23 feet.

Santa Rosa Beach Hike :: Pensacola Beach, FL

Gulf Islands National Seashore marks the westernmost point of the Florida National Scenic Trail, at Fort Pickens. As part of the Florida Trail, the national seashore offers the only oceanside beach walk in the entire national trail system. You will s

Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties :: Pensacola, FL

This eTrail covers 18 different fishing destinations in these Florida counties including Perdido River, Lake Stone, Escambia River, Bear Lake, Blackwater River State Park, Carpenter's Union Park, Pensacola, East, Escambia, and Blackwater Bays, Perdid

Padre Island: Aransas Pass to Padre Island National Seashore :: Aransas Pass, TX

A 41-mile drive, beginning with a ferry crossing, along two coastal barrier islands, Mustang and Padre islands. This drive follows two of many low-lying islands that line the coast of Texas and other Gulf states. They are called barrier islands becau

Florida Panhandle Beaches: Pensacola Area :: Pensacola, FL

Santa Rosa Island is the longest barrier island in the Panhandle, stretching for 40 miles from Fort Walton Beach to Pensacola. Most of the eastern half belongs to Eglin Air Force Base, with a short interruption of festive public beaches below the inl

Pensacola Beach Area :: Pensacola, FL

With grand dame Pensacola and her beautiful old homes just 15 minutes across the bay, travelers to Pensacola Beach often expect it to be a waterfront town of Victorian mansions in the tradition of Cape May, New Jersey, or Charleston, South Carolina.

Dune Nature Trail :: Fort Pickens, FL

Dune Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Escambia County, Florida. It is within Gulf Islands National Seashore and Fort Pickens. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 7 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of

Blackbird Marsh Nature Trail :: Fort Pickens, FL

Blackbird Marsh Nature Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Escambia County, Florida. It is within Gulf Islands National Seashore and Fort Pickens. The A9, A6, A10, A8, A7, and A12 caravan sites, the Conradina, Yaupon Holly, Live Oak, Saw Palmetto,

Florida Trail :: Fort Pickens, FL

Florida Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Escambia County, Florida. It is within Gulf Islands National Seashore and Fort Pickens. It is 6.5 miles long and begins at 7 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total ele

Fort Pickens Trail :: Pensacola Beach, FL

America's early coastal defenses called for building numerous forts positioned on barrier islands. Florida's westernmost island, Santa Rosa Island -- part of Gulf Islands National Seashore -- has a nineteenth-century military base where today's visi

Okaloosa, Walton, and Holmes Counties :: Valparaiso, FL

This eTrail covers 17 different fishing destinations in these Florida counties including Hurricane Lake, Karick Lake, Kings and Holley Lakes, Juniper Lake, Ponce de Leon Springs State Recreation Area, Lake Victor, Eglin Air Force Base, Okaloosa Islan

Estero Trail to Drakes Head :: Olema, CA

Towering almost 150 feet above the narrow strip of water separating the Limantour Spit from the mainland, Drakes Head offers absolutely awesome views of the sweeping arc of Drakes Bay. From the crest of Drakes Head on a clear day, the panoramic splen

Pensacola Area :: Crestview, FL

This chapter on the birding areas around the Pensacola area includes descriptions of the bird-watching at these various destinations: Blackwater River State Forest, Blackwater River State Park, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Naval Live Oaks Visitor

Davis Bayou :: Ocean Springs, MS

When driving into Davis Bayou, you enter an oasis of green natural coastal woodland a few miles east of Biloxi amid the growing Mississippi coastline. Davis Bayou is part of the Mississippi Unit of Gulf Islands National Seashore. The greater visitor

Canaveral National Seashore :: Titusville, FL

The U.S. has set aside ten national seashores and these treasures—on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts—preserve a little of the original flavor of shoreline unencumbered by souvenir shops and condominiums. Canaveral has saved 24 miles of beach a

Davis Bayou Trail :: Ocean Springs, MS

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 sweet southern magnolia, and a bit of CCC history. Th