The Eastern Shore Trail is a connector between North Daphne and South Fairhope, which consists of sidewalks and paving that extends from I-10 at the north end, follows US 98 and Scenic 98 through Daphne, Montrose, Fairhope and Point Clear, ending at Weeks Bay.

A popular point to start your ride is in Village Point Park Preserve in Daphne and head South. Most segments are suitable for riders of all ages and abilities.  To follow the trail, users must cross streets carefully at marked locations. The trail is shared by runners, walkers, and casual cyclists.

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“I walked the entire length on my birthday last week. Thanks Trailblazers”

From the Gator Boardwalk in North Daphne, the trail runs south along North Main Street/ Route 11 and crosses US Hwy 98. There is a pedestrian-activated light at that intersection. The trail continues along Scenic 98 into Olde Towne Daphne and scenic Montrose.

From the Fairhope Flower Clock, the trail winds toward downtown Fairhope, past the Fairhope Colony Cemetery and Fairhope Pier. It weaves through Battles Wharf toward Marriott Grand Hotel in Point Clear. Five more miles parallel to Scenic Hwy 98, the trail crosses the highway at the County Road 1 curve. There, you can turn right toward Mullet Point Park on Mobile Bay or turn left to reach the trail’s terminus under the Weeks Bay Bridge.

“We biked the trails along the coast from Fairhope and loved it. We’re from Indiana.”

Terrain:   North of Fairhope, in Montrose, moderate hills. South of Fairhope Municipal Pier, the Trail is mostly flat.

Daphne Gator Boardwalk

“We enjoy the trail between the Fairhope Pier and the Grand Hotel.”

Parking options:

  • Daphne:  Gator Boardwalk or various public parks on Main Street in Daphne.
  • Fairhope:  Public parking at Fairhope Pier and Parking Deck (behind Hampton Inn on Section Street.
  • Mullet Point: South of Fairhope, Mullet Point Park (13201 County Road 1 in Barnwell).

Things to See and Do Along the Trail