The Perdido River Trail is a 17.9-mile hiking trail in Alabama that follows closely with the Perdido River Canoe Trail. The trail begins at Blue Lake Landing on the southern end of the Perdido WMA and ends at Gravel Landing on the northern end of the canoe trail.
The trail passes through a variety of habitats, including southern pine forest, Atlantic White Cedar bottoms, and pitcher plant bogs. Along the way, hikers will see a variety of wildlife, including deer, wild boar, turkey, and river otter.
The Perdido River Trail is a moderately challenging trail, with some steep climbs and descents. However, the trail is well-maintained and easy to follow. There are also several shelters along the trail, which can be used for camping.
The best time to hike the Perdido River Trail is during the fall or spring, when the weather is mild. However, the trail can be hiked year-round.
Here are some tips for hiking the Perdido River Trail:
- Bring plenty of water and snacks.
- Wear comfortable hiking boots.
- Be prepared for the weather.
- Bring insect repellent.
- Respect the wildlife.
The Perdido River Trail is a beautiful and challenging hike that is sure to provide you with a memorable experience. If you are looking for a great way to experience the natural beauty of Alabama, I highly recommend hiking the Perdido River Trail.
Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:
- Perdido River Hiking Trail website: https://www.alabamacanoetrails.com/perdido/hiking-trail
- Perdido River WMA website: https://www.alabamaforeverwild.com/perdido-river-wma
- AllTrails review of the Perdido River Trail: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/alabama/perdido-river-trail-blue-lake-landing-to-staple-fork-landing
I hope you enjoy your hike on the Perdido River Trail!