Jeff Friend Trail

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama

Distance0.8mi
Elevation Gain23ft
Trailhead Elevation8ft
Top10ft
Elevation Min/Max5/10ft
Elevation Start/End8/8ft

Jeff Friend Trail

Jeff Friend Trail is a hiking trail in Baldwin County, Alabama. It is within Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 8 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 23 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking.

Jeff Friend Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"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 visit beautiful wetlands with wildflowers and waterfowl.

For those of you with very young children, the 1-mile-long Jeff Friend Trail loop is a wonderful option where you can show them the wonders of nature as it takes you to the banks of Little Lagoon."

"A perfect short hike for the entire family through the Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge takes you through pine and magnolia forests, wetlands, and to the beaches of Little Lagoon, where you can swim. Trail surface: Combination gravel-dirt trail; white sand along lagoon.

If you are looking for a nice trip to the outdoors with the family—nothing too strenuous but with beauty, wildlife, and a little activity for the kids—then the Jeff Friend Trail is perfect. This short, 1-mile loop trail is located in the Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge, just north of the Gulf of Mexico.The refuge comprises 6,700 acres of coastal lands and was established by Congress on June 9, 1980."

Jeff Friend Trail Reviews

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3/25/2018
A beautiful trail. Easy for beginners or a family with children. The view about half way makes this short trail well worth the time it takes to walk it!
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7/4/2012
nice easy well marked trail.,... 1/4 mile section where you feel in the middle of the jungle. lots of mosquitos....some nice views
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7/20/2008
trail is open and nice toilet on it. i was there jan feb 2008. Trails cleared after Ivan, hike to beach. 2 parking areas, for Gator lake and pine trails. trails are easy and sandy. I love this NWR
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2/16/2006
The trail has been closed for rebuilding after the hurricane. I was harrassed by officials, please mark it as closed.
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Trail Information

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
Nearby City
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
Parks
US Fish and Wildlife Service, AL 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542; (251) 540-7720; fws.gov/bonsecour
Local Contacts
USGS Pine Beach, AL; brochures with trail map available at trailhead kiosk
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018