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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Favorite hidden gem 🍃🌻

Beautiful trails ! Must visit for all ages . Play structures for kids , lake views and sitting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Orange Beach, Alabama
via mobile
Love to ride!

We love to ride our bikes with and without our kids all over the backcountry trails. The improved... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Holly S
Kent, Alabama, United States
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“gulf state park” (21 reviews)
“bike ride” (16 reviews)
“rented bikes” (15 reviews)
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful trails ! Must visit for all ages . Play structures for kids , lake views and sitting / viewing platforms for everyone to enjoy. Get outside and enjoy !

Thank LSG2011
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We love to ride our bikes with and without our kids all over the backcountry trails. The improved trails are well maintained and are a jewel in the crown of the Gulf State Park. If you love to bike or walk don’t miss them!

Thank Holly S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Back country trails that traverse thru beautiful coastal terrain. Trails are well-maintained and marked with plenty of resting spots. The trails are well designed for any age and athletic ability.

Thank ctguthriejr
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is wonderful. Great for families, bikers, and people with limited mobility. The trail is well maintained with clear markers. There are also lots of benches for resting and viewing the beautiful habitat.

Thank Desiree T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoy walking our dog on the trails. Well maintained with side trails also. Restrooms Also availability makes these trails very enjoyable.

1  Thank Arrowmaker43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time! Rented bikes and ride 13 miles. There are several different paths you can choose for either biking or walking.

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pristine paved trails wind through beach and lake. Bikers are respectful, and there are many strategically-placed benches, glide chairs, rest-stops for tired walkers. Lots of shade trees. A no-cost find for runners, hikers, bikers alike.

Thank 1000mL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walk these paths every day. Several different options in the trails, well marked and paved with milage markers....benches, bathrooms and picnic areas as well as porch style swings. The paved path is great for walking dogs, bicycling, jogging, rollerblading as well as leisurely strolls....More

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 11 December 2017

The ridge trail is best. It has more trees and some shade. Very pretty in the fall. The other trails don't offer much shade or pretty views. However is you are biking they offer a nice loop.

Thank John M
Reviewed 25 November 2017

This is my favorite place to bike ride when visiting the beach. There are numerous trails for riding, beautiful views of plants and wildlife.

Thank Sarah B
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27 July 2017|
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Response from Edward Z | Reviewed this property |
Rent bikes less than 1/2 mile away at Canal Road and Orange Beach Pkwy;you can rent for $10/hr. They are professional with quality goods. There are no bike impediments between there and the trail; the OB infrastructure is... More
John R
24 May 2017|
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Response from Charles S | Reviewed this property |
The Alligators are behind fences. It's safe lots a kids in the campgrounds.
22 April 2016|
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Response from James P | Reviewed this property |
There are now 27 miles of interconnected trails as of June 2017. They have really expanded the system. Some of the water fountains aren't working yet. Hopefully they will be turned on soon, but be sure to carry water with... More