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Naval Live Oaks Loop

Easy/Intermediate
 4.5 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Beach, woods, beautiful views


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6.8

Miles

10.9

KM

100%

Runnable

32' 10 m

High

7' 2 m

Low

90' 27 m

Up

89' 27 m

Down

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Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This route covers bay and sound-side views. All the best of what this area has to offer.

Runner Notes

Sand, hard pack, some low hanging branches, mostly wide open trail.

Description

Trails are mostly not marked with signs, so a map is helpful to keep you going in the right direction. There are some short out-and-back spurs to bay and sound views. There is one section of very loose sand for maybe a mile. This loop combines the trails with the least amount of beach sand running.

This loop is often combined with an extra jaunt over the Bob Sikes Bridge over to Pensacola Beach to add the beautiful Gulf of Mexico waters and sugar like sand beaches.

Flora & Fauna

Dolphins!

History & Background

This area was set aside by President Andrew Johnson as a preserve for oak trees to be used for ship building. This part of Gulf Islands National Seashore is called Naval Live Oaks.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chad Dailey

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 6 votes

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Shady tree cover, singletrack
Apr 16, 2015 near Oriole…, FL
Part of the nature trail close to the park service building is decking material / boardwalk.
Apr 16, 2015 near Gulf Br…, FL
Tree with a rope swing on the bay - stop for a swim!
Apr 16, 2015 near Gulf Br…, FL
View of Pensacola Beach from the fishing trail - Naval Live Oaks
Apr 16, 2015 near Gulf Br…, FL
FLowers
Mar 4, 2018 near Gulf Br…, FL

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Apr 19, 2019
Douglas Few
May 22, 2018
Douglas Few
I think it was mentioned you need a map or the app.... I used the app and still missed some turns. the trail is as good as your going to get along…