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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge


Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

12295 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores, 36542, AL

A haven for migratory birds, nesting sea turtles, and the endangered Alabama beach mouse, this federal wildlife-refuge features over six miles of hiking trails along with beach access. For families, a good starting-off point is the Jeff Friend Trail. The one-mile gravel loop offers scenic views of a lagoon and is manageable with an all-terrain stroller. Bring bug spray, sunscreen, and water. Trails are open from dawn to dusk.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Nice trails

by Tmclain5

As a wildlife refuge it obviously doesn't have a lot if infrastructure. It does have a nice trail system which allows you to experience a very unique habitat. Trails are quite level, but sandy, so...
Great hiking area

by orangebeachbum1

Nice place to hike, lots of birds and other animals Always be watchful for alligators but that is what wildlife refuge means. It's their home, not yours.