Blue Springs State Park Addition

  • hikers on trail

    The Magnolia trail is 2.1 miles long.

  • Mountain laurel

    Mountain laurel blooms along the trail in spring.

  • The trail offers an easy to slightly moderate hike through southeast Alabama forest.

    The trail offers an easy to slightly moderate hike through southeast Alabama forest.

  • hikers on trail

    The trail forms a loop and has two connectors.

  • southern magnolia

    The trail is named for the magnolia trees found along the path.

  • foot bridge

    Several foot bridges provide easy crossing of wet areas.

  • squaw root

    Squaw root can be seen in spring. This parasitic is found in association with the roots of oaks and beech trees.

  • poison ivy

    Poison ivy is common in Alabama woods. Hikers should steer clear.

  • Vaccinium stamineum

    Vaccinium stamineum is a native bush known as sparkleberry, blueberry or deerberry.

Overview
The Blue Springs State Park addition consists of 100 acres in Barbour County adjacent to Blue Springs State Park. The acreage offers an opportunity to increase the trails system and visitor use of the park. The tract is composed of upland pine forests, wooded mesic slopes and small stream floodplain forest. 

Blue Springs State Park charges an admission fee.

Birding
Blue Springs State Park is a stop on the Wiregrass Birding Trail.

Hiking
The 2.1-mile Magnolia Trail has two .3-mile connectors. It is an easy to slightly moderate hike with scenic views of the west fork of the Choctawhatchee River. Download the trail map.

Directions
From the intersection of US 431 and AL 10 in Abbeville, follow AL 10 W for 14.8 miles, turning left into the state park at the sign.