Redoubt Trail Loop Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Historic Blakeley State Park looks like a postcard of the archetypal South: long flowing Spanish moss hanging from the trees, shady walkways along the riverbank, and let us not forget Civil War history. Only hours after Lee's surrender to Grant in Virginia, the last major battle of the war occurred here in Blakely State Park. Today the part is a National Civil War Historic Register Site - in fact, it's the largest site of its kind east of the Mississippi River.
The Redoubt Trail runs along the top of a small ridgeline. Like all trails in the park, the area is heavily forested with magnolia and slash pine trees. Several dugout areas appear along this ridge.These entrenchments were used by Confederate troops “digging in” for the battle to come.
After about a half mile, the trail intersects the Hallet’s Trail. This is a long trail that leads over a number of creeks and swamplands that feed the Tensaw River. Continuing straight on the Redoubt Trail for another 0.6 mile, the trail crosses the Washington Avenue service road."