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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

Orange Beach, AL 36561
Review Highlights
A super cool trail system

This trail is perfect for walking or bicycling. What I like best is that there is a small... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New Jersey
Awesome for all ages and athletic abilities. (Although road cyclists are not allowed to use as training paths.)

Combo of backcountry trails, some dirt, others paved, and wood bridges and boardwalks. Great way to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
San Diego, California
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Travellers talk about
“gulf state park” (22 reviews)
“bike ride” (16 reviews)
“rented bikes” (15 reviews)
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This trail is perfect for walking or bicycling. What I like best is that there is a small playground, gazebo, and bathrooms right where all the trials intersect. One trail does have an alligator they call Lefty living in the stream right next to it....More

Thank BobNJ
Reviewed 6 days ago

Combo of backcountry trails, some dirt, others paved, and wood bridges and boardwalks. Great way to get into nature in the middle of the city.

1  Thank rexaustin99
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 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 4 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 5 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
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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 Jim 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