Staplefork Landing: Directions
Follow these directions to arrive at Staplefork Landing on the Perdido River Trail.
From Red Beard’s Outfitter:
4354 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608
Get on I-65 S from Old Shell Rd and W I-65 Service Rd N 5 min (1.7 mi):
- Head south toward Old Shell Rd (213 ft)
- Turn left onto Old Shell Rd (1.0 mi)
- Turn left onto W I-65 Service Rd N (0.4 mi)
- Turn right onto SpringHill Ave (79 ft)
- Turn right to merge onto I-65 S toward I-10 (0.2 mi)
Take I-10 E to Co Rd 64 in Baldwin County. Take exit 53 from I-10 E – 34 min (37.9 mi):
- Merge onto I-65 S (4.8 mi)
- Use the left 2 lanes to take exit 0 to merge onto I-10 E toward Florida (6.4 mi)
- Keep left to stay on I-10 E (26.4 mi)
- Take exit 53 for Co Rd 64 toward Wilcox Rd (0.2 mi)
Continue on Co Rd 64. Drive to Old Pensacola Rd (County Rd 112) 14 min (12.3 mi):
- Turn left onto Co Rd 64 (7.1 mi)
- Turn right onto Old Pensacola Rd (County Rd 112) (5.2 mi)
- Turn left onto River Rd
Travel 1.2 miles from County Rd 112 to the intersection pictured below and turn right.
Travel 0.7 miles to the fork (pictured below) and turn left.
Travel 0.8 miles to the parking area for the Perdido River Trail at Staplefork Landing. You will find a kiosk and the sign pictured below.
Begin walking downhill on the gravel road and you will see the trail markings in the pictures below.
When hiking through the Perdido River Trail, you will find that it closely follows the canoe trail that begins at Blue Lake Landing and ends at Gravel Landing. The trail is about 20 miles long. Staplefork Landing is in the middle, which will give hikers roughly ten miles to hike to and from this part of the trail. Shelters accessible from this Staplefork Landing are Loggerhead Creek and Swamp Field Shelters. Landings accessible from this landing are Blue Lake Landing. Most importantly, we hope you enjoy your time on the Perdido River Trail.
You can read more here for additional information about this Forever Wild tract and the Perdido River Wildlife Management Area.