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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Great trails!!

14 miles of paved trails mostly shaded. Went bicycling and had a great time. Plenty of benches and... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Bernie H
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Great place to get your 10K steps for the day

Spent about an hour and a half here today doing the Catman Road trail. We liked that all the... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
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“gulf state park” (21 reviews)
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Orange Beach, AL 36561

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

14 miles of paved trails mostly shaded. Went bicycling and had a great time. Plenty of benches and places to rest and a few water fountains. Saw a cool turtle but no alligators

Thank Bernie H
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Spent about an hour and a half here today doing the Catman Road trail. We liked that all the trails are paved and that there are many benches and swings along the way. Very nice scenery as well. Even though we had to dodge the...More

Thank djonz
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We stayed across from from on of the trails entrances. We never knew it was even there. We decided to go over one day and the trail system was wonderful. Great way to explore and to exercise.

1  Thank MsStjimmy
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I suggest you rent bikes, there is a place right before the turn off into the park that has decent prices. Beautiful park.

Thank Lhand66
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This place was an amazing surprise! In the heart of the city of Orange Beach, you can escape into a beautiful back country, full of wildlife! Rent a bike! You can cover a lot of ground while trying to stay cool!

Thank W2255KXlaurad
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trail is over 27 miles of walking or biking heaven. The trail goes through the center of the island and is a wonderland of nature and wild life. It is safe; it has restrooms and water on the trail. You can...More

Thank Jerry J
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Really enjoyed my morning here. The trail was mostly shaded so I didn't get to hot. Wildlife seemed to be abundant

Thank criticoffood53
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Partly riding through woods, partly through marches. Ran across a couple of sunning gators in our path one time. Very awesome trail!

Thank retiredntravelin2017
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Perfect bike / walking trail in Gulf Shores. They're adding new boardwalk branches all over & going to be a new walk-over bridge at state park. Way to go Alabama. One of the few "bike-friendly" areas in this southern state.

Thank Roy H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is one my new favorite bike paths. We stayed at the Gulf State Park campground and woke up early to ride the trails. The Oak Ridge Trail is beautiful. I like that there are water bottle fill stations along the paths, which must have...More

Thank docious1
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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