Nature Trails in Coastal Alabama

What better way to enjoy this warmer weather than spending it by walking along any of our charming nature trails! Whether you want to travel along by yourself or bring a friend, we promise that the beauty of these nature trails will leave you in awe. 

South Mobile

Did you know that Dauphin Island has been named one of the top four locations in North America for viewing spring migrations? You can view these fascinating migrations by hiking down the Audubon Bird Sanctuary in Dauphin Island! This time of year is perfect to see several different species of birds as the Island is the final stop before they return home in the fall. They also include a Bird Sighting Checklist and Trail Map when you visit so you can keep track of all the birds you see and all the fun you will have on your adventure. 


Make sure to stop by the Glenn Sebastian Nature Trail on your next visit down to the Azalea City! This trail is home to over three miles of trails winding though 95 acres of native pine and oak woodlands and is found on the University of South Alabama’s campus. This trail is named after former faculty member, Dr. Glenn Sebastian, who was the Department Chair of Earth Sciences and taught geography classes. Travel a few miles up the road and stroll along the trails of the Charles Wood Japanese Garden! These nature trails are home to beautiful trees, flowers, and Koi ponds. You are guaranteed to experience peace and tranquility along these trails! 

Eastern Shore

Experience Mobile Bay by walking along the trails of Bayfront Park in Daphne, AL! Benches, swings, and a gazebo are available at the park. This makes it perfect for an afternoon picnic lunch with family and friends. End your day by watching the sunset over the water as you walk along the boardwalks and listen to the birds chirp from their Alabama Coasting Birding Trails. You can also get a taste of history by walking the trails of Village Point Park Reserve! This reserve is the largest park in Daphne and was once named Jackson’s Oak Park in reference to the giant tree in the park that got its name from when General Andrew Jackson made a speech to his army from one of its massive limbs while he was enroute from Pensacola during the War of 1812. 

North Baldwin

Splinter Hill Bog is home to many beautiful flowers and animals and sits on the headwaters of the tributaries of the Perdido River. Splinter Hill Bog is located in Bay Minette, AL and is open daily from dawn until dusk.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Take a trip to Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge in Gulf Shores! Bon Secour hosts many different animal species such as the Alabama Beach Mouse and the Snowy Plover bird. There are also thousands of sea turtle hatchlings that take their first steps right on the beaches! You can also enjoy biking or walking along the trails at the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail located in the Gulf State Park.  


Take a hike through the trails of Graham Creek Nature Preserve! Graham Creek Nature Preserve is home to miles of marked and unmarked trails that are great for people who want to take the well-trodden path or road less traveled. 

Gather up your family and friends to schedule your adventure along our nature trails today!