Next Meetup

Perdido Bayou Trail at Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park
NOTE: There is a $3 charge per car ($2 per bike or walk-in) for the park facilities. This is on the honor system. We'll be hiking Perdido Bay Trail which is a 6.75-mile loop trail. The trail is primarily flat and the terrain is sand, dirt and/or pine needles. The trail is partially shady in the beginning, but is more open (limited shade) for about 3-4 miles. It can get hot on the back end of the trail. I wouldn't recommend this trail for beginners due to length and potential heat exposure. Wear comfortable shoes and bring PLENTY of water (or electrolyte-infused beverages) and snacks to get you through almost 7 miles! Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash and are not allowed on the beach. NOTE: There are many low spots at the beginning of the trail and there's a good chance that the trail may be wet and marshy in some areas. Wear your waterproof hiking boots or least favorite hiking shoes! I’d also recommend at least one hiking pole or a walking stick. Afterwards, feel free to join us for lunch at Hub Stacey's at The Point (5851 Galvez Road, Pensacola).

Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park

2401 Bauer Rd · Pensacola, FL

Respond by: 10/20/2018

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We are the western most chapter of the Florida Trail Association ( and work and play on the trails in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Our purpose is to improve and preserve the trails in Florida and to have fun hiking and other out door activities. We hope that you will decide to become a card carrying FTA member after you experience a few of our activities. If you care deeply about the enviroment and the trails across Florida becoming a FTA member will help keep the Florida Trail for future generations to enjoy.

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