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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

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Address: Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone Number: 981-1063
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Can't imagine better bike trails

We LOVE the Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trails in the Gulf State Park. We will ride for miles and miles through the trees, enjoying the wildlife and the awesome paved trails. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jennifer D
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We LOVE the Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trails in the Gulf State Park. We will ride for miles and miles through the trees, enjoying the wildlife and the awesome paved trails. They are amazing.

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Thank Jennifer D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This trail is not long...we rode about 8 miles out, then returned...many side trails available...in alligator habitat, another in turtle habitat, swampy areas elevated on wooden trail with railings...one section had a golf course next to it...which, incidentally, is a really good place to stop off for food, lunch, or cold drink. Air conditioned, pleasant staff. Didn't mind us being... More 

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Orange Beach, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Backcountry trail offers so much to locals and tourists alike. Trails are great for walking, running, or biking. There's a fun little bouldering park about 1.5 miles in along with restrooms and swing. The bike maintenance station rocks!! Be on the lookout for alligators, bobcats, snakes, tortoises and eagles.

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Thank jlaw69
atlanta
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love all the bicycle /walking trails and new trails are under construction now. The park is great for camping fishing and other family activities

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Thank 377Lee
Tallassee, Alabama
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This trail is so great. Paved roads and lots of shade. Kudos to State of Alabama Parks and Recreation. Will definitely be back soon. Be careful when riding from the campground across the highway to the beach or vice versa. People are not respecting the bike lanes at all.

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Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We rented bikes at Beach Bike Rentals which is right near the head of the Rosemary Dunes Trail. Would have loved to have seen some animals but none were out and about. Overall a beautiful bike riding experience though.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well maintained, level asphalt trails to walk or bike. Go early before the heat & humidity kick in. Was hoping to see Lefty the Alligator but had no luck.

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Thank smgriener
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We love this trail for biking! It's an easy ride but you can go on all the different trails and take as long as you want. The alligator named Lefty has two babies now who are larger every time we go. Can't wait for it to cool down so we can go again. I love the oak trees with Spanish... More 

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Saraland, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend. But be warned, here in the South it is very muggy and steamy. If you visit, just bring a good water supply. There are miles of riding, with no cars, though you do have to watch for professional riders, which at times are annoying. They have put speed limit signs on trail, lol. Great family activity, swamps, gators,... More 

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Gulf Shores al
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Great way to enjoy nature. You can walk or ride a bike and rest in on of the swings along the way. Super addition to the ala gulf coast. More here than the beautiful beaches.

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