Gautier, MS Dog Walking Trails and Maps

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Dauphin Island Bike Trail

3.5 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Eastern Shore Trail

24.7 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Mobile Airport Perimeter Trail

1.7 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Wiggins Multi-Use Path

0.7 mi
State: MS
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Dauphin Island is a quaint, beach town located on a narrow barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. The island is known as a resort town, with tourist attractions including its white sandy beaches and...
AL 3.5 mi Asphalt
The Eastern Shore Trail runs along the east side of Mobile Bay from Spanish Fort to Weeks Bay, passing through the communities of Daphne, Montrose, Fairhope, Battles Wharf and Point Clear along the...
AL 24.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
On the southern end of Mobile, a short paved trail runs from Doyle Park, along the edge of the city's airport, to the waterfront. The park makes a nice place to begin with parking, restrooms, and...
AL 1.7 mi Asphalt
The Tuxachanie Trail is a National Recreation Trail offering a 12-mile hike through southern Mississippi's Desoto National Forest. A portion of the trail follows an old abandoned railroad that once...
MS 12.1 mi Dirt
The Wiggins Multi-Use Path is a concrete pathway that runs between parks and recreation sites within the community of Wiggins, Mississippi. The path winds its way from the Flint Creek Water Park in...
MS 0.7 mi Concrete

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Eastern Shore Trail

Road Closure

May, 2021 by bikewalknampa_tl

Except for a few improved bridges the trail is still in same poor condition as described on the previous reviews. In addition, as of yesterday there was a road closure and detour just as you start to get into Fairhope. The detour takes you onto a skinny sidewalk along a busy road. We chose to turn around at that point and return to our vehicle parked at a gas station in Daphne. We would recommend 1) reading all these reviews first and 2) using public transportation to return to Daphne if you DO manage to get to Fairhope. Fairhope is a lovely destination but this trail is not for a casual cyclist on a cruiser. We have very good bikes and lots of experience and found it to be just plain dangerous.

Dauphin Island Bike Trail

A nice ride

March, 2021 by lochs4

This is a very short trail, some of which is really a sidewalk and some is an unprotected bike lane. However, we took the Dauphin Island Ferry from Ft. Morgan to the island, parking at Ft. Morgan and walking on the Ferry with our bikes. It is $5 round trip to walk on and the ride on the Ferry was beautiful with bird watching (pelicans, herons, sea gulls). The island was not crowded (we went on a warm day in February). This is a fun way to spend a day and we ended up riding 14 miles.

Tuxachanie National Recreation Trail

bridge is out

March, 2021 by mlrlet1125

We started at Hwy 49 and wanted to go as far as lake and turn back, but a little over 4 miles in the bridge was out and you couldn’t go further. Wish there had been a notice stating that. There is not a single bench to rest. Trail is well maintained and easy to navigate.

Accordion

Tuxachanie National Recreation Trail

Good trail for a workout ¿ went 4 miles in yesterday. Volunteers with chainsaws clearing trail. Lots of families with small children. Didn't see any wildlife but deer prints.

January, 2021 by celticgypsy228

Good trail for a workout ¿ went 4 miles in yesterday. Volunteers with chainsaws clearing trail. Lots of families with small children. Didn't see any wildlife but deer prints.

Tuxachanie National Recreation Trail

What a nice walk to end our trip!¿

October, 2020 by housanna_tl

Loved the tall pine trees. Trail was awesome!! We had time to only walk 6 miles. One of the best we’ve walked. Looking forward to coming back soon and walking the entire trail!!

Eastern Shore Trail

Casual trail ride

August, 2020 by pete.moore

Just rode the trail from Village Point Park Reserve to downtown Fairhope, about 8 miles one way. Not much change from what previous reviews describe regarding the condition of the trail and obstacles/traffic you'll encounter. It's a beautiful ride but you just have to be prepared to NOT have a smooth ride, and to ride at a casual pace (unless you're on a mountain bike). Fairhope is a great stop-over with some good restaurants, but beware of Monday closures. Also a nice area to go off trail and explore.

Eastern Shore Trail

Limited recreational trail

March, 2020 by chanceyj

The section of the trail between Fairhope and Daphne is broken and heaved concrete and dangerous! Beware. East of Barnwell we made a wrong turn and eventually dead ended in Weeks Bay. That mistake proved to be the best part of this ride - scenic along with a bike lane.

Mobile Airport Perimeter Trail

confusing.

February, 2020 by silverandchocolate9140

Not well marked beginning. Bathroom was locked!

Eastern Shore Trail

Not a Good Recreational Trail

March, 2019 by nmoskal

Fairhope north to Daphne was one of the worse biking trails we have been on. Long inclines and descents on broken and dangerous sidewalk. Fast traffic prevented us from riding on the road-there is no bike lane. Fairhope South is a flatter option on sidewalk and some bike lanes. There’s always traffic.

Mobile Airport Perimeter Trail

Great

July, 2018 by jirokomyoji

This trail runs along the perimeter of the Brookley airport. It is quiet and secluded as it runs behind houses. Most riders extend it by riding along the bay road to the park. It has little to no traffic and is perfect for road bikes.

Eastern Shore Trail

Busy areas and beautiful areas.

April, 2018 by jlogan107

For the record, I live a couple of blocks from the trail on the northern end in Daphne. I have ridden the trail many times and twice all the way from Daphne to the end of County Road 1 south of Point Clear (around 25 miles one-way). It definitely has its share of positives and negatives. But if you come knowing what to expect, it can be a nice ride. The southern end has been lengthened it appears all the way from scenic 98 to Weeks Bay to the east, although I have not been on this section.

First of all, this is a very busy area for traffic. The trail runs right along scenic 98, along the shoulder of the road. In most places, it just replaced the sidewalk which was already there. The concrete was widened to 6 feet in these areas I suppose to qualify for the funds for a trail.

Most of the negative comments people have said is true. People will park on it, even though they are not supposed to. They leave their garbage cans on it. There are places where there may be short areas of sand or gravel across the trail to traverse. There are many street crossings, some very busy, depending on the time of day. Some places there are bad sections of concrete that need attention, but I have noticed most of these have been fixed. There are also a few significant hills, mostly near Alligator Alley, south of Montrose and north of Fairhope. South of Fairhope is fairly flat.

The trail is also very beautiful in many places, mostly around Montrose, Fairhope and Point Clear, with many large oak trees hanging over the road, nice views along the bay, rolling hills with nice bridges over the creeks. Also the trail runs right through the middle of Fairhope which has many interesting shops and restaurants. You might also want to check out the pier in Fairhope, which is one of the most photographed areas in the county. That is if you can make it back up the hill!

I think since this trail was first certified, the section from the USS Alabama Park to Alligator Alley in Daphne has been dropped since it was too dangerous riding across the bay on the shoulder of the causeway. It appears the official starting point is now at Alligator Alley since the mileage markers now begin at this point. If you do start your ride at this point, be forewarned. There is a steep 70 foot hill you will immediately have to deal with! Another option would be to start at Lott Park in Daphne and head south to avoid the hill and traffic.

This trail is used a lot by locals, so watch for walkers, runners and other bikers.

Also, just as a note, this trail is probably not best suited for a road bike, because of curbs and gutters, unless you ride from Fairhope south. There, it is mostly asphalt. I would recommend a hybrid bike instead.

Some interesting points along the trail include Alligator Alley, the United States Sports Academy, Bayfront Park, Village Point Park Preserve in Daphne, the tiny 1890 post office in Montrose, the floral clock, downtown Fairhope, the Fairhope Pier and Beach, the Grand Hotel in Point Clear and Weeks Bay Preserve.

Eastern Shore Trail

Review my Review

January, 2018 by lbobbitt

The pavement is broken, heaved and in serious need of repacking. Our trails in Illinois are in better shape. On the trail today was sand, soil, broken glass, pine needles, grasses, horse manure, (I saw six horses on the paved trail yesterday, trash cans and parked vehicles. I’ve complained to police to no avail since it isn’t a priority. One truck pulled onto the trail in my path climbing an incline to retrieve his mail. There are no markings at intersections or to alert motorists to keep off of the trail. It would appear that the trail was built to say they have a trail but, they choose to not maintain it or do anything about violators. It’s a real shame and embarrassment.

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