6 great hikes within an hour’s drive of Mobile

Gulf State Park
We’ll give an honorable mention to Gulf State Park right off the top! (Gulf State Park / Facebook)

It’s time to hit the trail! The hiking trail, that is. It’s starting to warm up down here on the coast and we’re all getting a bit of spring fever. So lace up those running shoes, grab a water bottle & keep reading to find six trails you can get to in under an hour from downtown Mobile.

1. Glenn Sebastian Nature Trail

  • Why you’ll love it: Step out of class & into nature at this expansive four-trail system on campus at the University of South Alabama.
  • Travel time from downtown Mobile: 23 minutes
  • Address: Aubrey Green Dr, Mobile, AL 36608
  • More info: Website

2. Historic Blakeley State Park

  • Why you’ll love it: More than just hiking! They have delta cruises, biking trails, horseback riding + so much more; all covering 6 distinct trails along the Mobile-Tensaw Delta
  • Travel time from downtown Mobile: 19 minutes
  • Address: 34745 AL-225, Spanish Fort, AL 36527
  • More info: Website

3. Maeher State Park

  • Why you’ll love it: Very close to Mobile & easy to walk through, makes for a great Sunday afternoon! Also hosts educational & just-for-fun classes for all ages.
  • Travel time from downtown Mobile: 10 minutes
  • Address: 5200 Battleship Pkwy, Spanish Fort, AL 36527
  • More info: Website

4. USS Alabama Historical Trail

Get your hike on and learn a little something about WWII! (Liv George / The Bama Buzz)
  • Why you’ll love it: Probably the most unique trail on this list. Get your hike on surrounded by historic WWII warships, planes + more.
  • Travel time from downtown Mobile to the trail: 6 minutes
  • Address: 2703 Battleship Pkwy, Mobile, AL 36602
  • More info: Website

5. Splinter Hill Bog

  • Why you’ll love it: The huge bogs of pitcher plants, which are kind of like a Venus Flytrap’s cooler older sister
  • Travel time from downtown Mobile: 43 minutes
  • Address: Co Rd 47, Bay Minette, AL 36507
  • More info: Website

6. Weeks Bay Reserve

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Liv George
Liv George

A Georgia native soaking up the sun on the Gulf Coast. Lover of Mardi Gras, beach days, and historical sites.

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