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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

Orange Beach, AL 36561
Review Highlights
Great hiking and biking

The ridge trail is best. It has more trees and some shade. Very pretty in the fall. The other... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John M
Fairhope, Alabama
Best place to enjoy Nature

This is my favorite place to bike ride when visiting the beach. There are numerous trails for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah B
Tuscaloosa, United States
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“gulf state park” (21 reviews)
“bike ride” (16 reviews)
“rented bikes” (14 reviews)
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This trail is great because there are many places to enter and exit the trail. Friendly for walks, running, and bicycles - the trail offers a variety of scenery. Lake Shelby with its fowl, sandy flora, and trees covered trails. Lots of bridges to view...More

Thank Jane Q
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Nice, well maintained walking trails and great for bikes too. Very close to Orange Breach. It made for a good solo walk while the wife was shopping.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had some time on our last day in Gulf Shores to spend several hours bike riding in the state park. It was a wonderful experience and we were so glad we had the opportunity. Since the Shrimp Festival had just ended...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I rented bikes from nearby infinity bikes and rode them through the trails every day of our vacation. There are many miles of trails and every part of them are very scenic and accommodating to every type of runner / biker.

Thank Josh P
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Great trail system featuring the coastal flora and fauna. Saw some turtles, armadillo and a lone alligator. Easy to get to trails. Did Catman, Rosemary Dunes, Two Bridges, and Cotton Bayou trail. Get map from campground office.

Thank Cliff T
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We spent half a day biking all the trails and had a blast! The trails are beautiful with plenty of shade. It's an easy, relaxing ride. Plus, you get to see Lefty the alligator!

Thank Megan W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We tried a new spur off of the Rosemary Dunes Trail. If you go to the trailhead for Rosemary Dunes that is literally 100 feet east of the new Indigo Hotel, there is ample parking. If you go about 1/4 mile down the path, you...More

Thank wayne f
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We thought we were going to a butterfly house, but it was a butterfly garden. We never saw a butterfly!

Thank GrannyG710
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Questions & Answers
28 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
25 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.
23 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