The Five Runs Loop Trail is a 21-mile hiking and backpacking trail in Conecuh National Forest, Escambia County, Alabama. The trail is designed for hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers. The trail follows the ridges and creek valleys of the Conecuh River watershed and passes through diverse ecosystems including longleaf pine forests, hardwood forests, and wetlands.
The trailhead is located at Open Pond Recreation Area and the loop trail is divided into three segments. The eastern loop is a 7-mile stretch that passes through the Five Runs Creek bottomlands and a hardwood forest. The central loop is a 9-mile section that features longleaf pine forests and several creek crossings. The western loop is a 5-mile segment that passes through a cypress swamp and a pitcher plant bog.
The trail is well-marked and has primitive campsites at several locations along the route. Hikers can expect to see a variety of wildlife including white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and migratory songbirds. The trail is open year-round, but summer temperatures can be hot and humid. Hikers should bring plenty of water and insect repellent