Originally Posted by Chads2001tj
the trails you guys are talking about is that the exit by the like rail spike dine or whatever its called? from there how do you get to the trails and is it private? I know theres alot of forever wild land back there. I did a survey hike with the alabama hiking society around there. There were a ton of sandy roads. I really dont know the area very well. I would like to go hit them up one weekend. Are there any maps of the trails? maybe some gps coordinates some one has marked? There are just very few trails i have found around mobile and always up for new ones.
There's 2 places along the Alabama hwy 112/Florida hwy184- it's the same road it's just called different #'s in either state. go to Mapquest.com type in Cantonment Florida, you'll see that Hwy 184 in a rectangular box it runs through cantonement east/west. get up there anyway you want. On hwy 184 there's the state line bridge going west. Just b4 the bridge on the left you'll see a tall narrow sign stating "Perdido Water Mngmt area" that's a pretty good area for those of us with "pretty much stock jeeps".
Then the other place is on the same hwy going west but when you cross the river in Alabama it turns to hwy 112, zoom the mapquest map in till you see Champion paper Rd, and Moreno Ln on the Lt then you'll see "River Rd" on your Rt (turn there), there's another sign there stating the rules.
Then just print your mapquest map for reference if you want. Both places look like they have some river access but I didn't spend enough time to scout it all out. Tell me how it goes afterwards. the one in Florida has more sand and the one in Alabama had more clay. they're both free- open to 4x4 vehicals but not ATVs or Motorcycles. You can go to Google earth, and get a birds eye view of the area.