Weeks Bay Nature Trail

Fairhope, Alabama 36533

Weeks Bay Nature Trail

Weeks Bay Nature Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This trail provides a short and very easy walk at the Weeks Bay Estuary. The estuary, home to a wide variety of birds and other plant and animal life, offers an interesting, enjoyable experience for all members of the family. Trail Surface: Dirt path and boardwalks.

This is not a high-tech, high-altitude, three-day backpacking trip. This short and simple nature path is included here for the purposes of spotlighting an endangered habitat and providing the perfect hike for couples looking to take the kids—and who knows, the children just might learn something in the process."

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This is a very easy trail to hike. It includes a section of well-maintained boardwalk that lets you get an up close and personal view of Mobile Bay’s unique beauty and a gorgeous bog filled with carnivorous (insect-eating) pitcher plants. The trail is 1.3 miles. Be sure to set aside some time to tour the visitor center while you’re there. You’ll get in aa few more steps and learn about the unique aspects of this part of the southern Alabama coast.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1 hour
Year-round, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (closed holidays)
10 feet
Trailhead Elevation
20 feet
Top Elevation
Weeks Bay National Estuary
Local Contacts
USGS Magnolia Springs
Local Maps

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