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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

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Address: Orange Beach, AL 36561
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981-1063
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Gators anyone?

This is a fine park for hiking or bicycling. Lots to see, nice blacktopped trails, much wildlife - armadillos, gators (depending on the temperature) and more.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robert B
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Spooner, United States

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Spooner, United States
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fine park for hiking or bicycling. Lots to see, nice blacktopped trails, much wildlife - armadillos, gators (depending on the temperature) and more.

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Thank Robert B
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We hiked the Catman Trail. Entire trail was paved. Trail wide enough for bikers and hikers. Resting benches along trail. Bathrooms about 2 miles in. Nice lake views. Interesting plants and insects including a pink grasshopper. Not a challenging hike.

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Thank Lisa L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well maintained. Great to jog and walk. Well marked. All asphalt, so good for bikes. I ran here every morning.

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Saint Mary, Missouri
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at Pandion Ridge RV Resort which has access to the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. We rode our bikes on several of the trails and had a great time. The trails are very well maintained, level and very wide. We are coming back in June and will explore more of the trails.

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Thank swerner948
Haslett, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of four had a great time exploring the different trails. We saw 2 snakes and several alligators (they're fenced off). The trails are a blast--mostly paved but some wooden bridges to cross. Beautiful scenery. We would definitely do this again.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked here rather than renting a bike. Beautiful nature walk but be sure to bring plenty of water. It was only 80 degrees on the morning we walked and maybe because of the vegetation and black pavement, it got quite hot. Cycling would be better to see the whole thing but we aren't cycling people.

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1 Thank Lori H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great bike paths! Beautiful and quiet spot to unwind. Looks to have nice camping too. Saw alligators, birds, rabbits. You can ride for hours. The beach is accessible from part of the Gulf Shores State park.

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Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of our trip. We rented bikes from nearby Infinity Bikes and they were FABULOUS. (Address and phone: 4575 Orange Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL 36561, Phone: 251-974-1727, Store Hours: M-F 10-6, Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4. Closed Thanksgiving & X-Mas Day). It was right next to the trail and bikes were great. Helpful hint: Take... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I love the Branyon Trail because its right near the beach with trails of various lengths for a good work out, either running or cycling.

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Fishers, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today is day one of our week - we rented bikes from Infinity again and hit the trails. They have added some new paths making it even better. Rented bikes for a week so we will try to cover all of the trails!

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