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."
--Joe Cuhaj, Hiking the Gulf Coast (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Joe Cuhaj, Hiking Alabama (Falcon Guides).
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!
nice easy well marked trail.,... 1/4 mile section where you feel in the middle of the jungle. lots of mosquitos....some nice views
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
The trail has been closed for rebuilding after the hurricane. I was harrassed by officials, please mark it as closed.
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