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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

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Love this trail, highly recommend. Just a reminder to everyone to bring water/Gatorade with you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saraland, Alabama
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Easy flat walking / biking trails in the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach area

It is a network of trails for walking and biking between 182 on the south, 162 on the east and 135... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul S
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this trail, highly recommend. Just a reminder to everyone to bring water/Gatorade with you. The north by golf course is the prettiest and has a scenic overlook.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a network of trails for walking and biking between 182 on the south, 162 on the east and 135 on the west. There are multiple trailheads with parking. Several restrooms are available. The trails are asphalt pavement and elevated timber walkways. You can...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice walking/biking trails system and they are adding more as I speak. There is such a variety of walking experiences on these trails from sand dunes to forest to elevated walkways across swampy landscapes. Your have lakes, forest, wetlands and oceans...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

So many places to go and explore. Travel around Shelby Lake for pretty sites (fun to stop around the cabins too). They also have stop offs at various times for picnics or bathrooms which was nice. We paid $2 to the campground and parked at...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

There are miles of blacktop trails to run, walk and bike. Pet friendly with pet stations. Usually busy but not crowded.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019

We walked four miles of this trail while on vacation in Orange beach, AL and really enjoying the day. We saw lots of birds and flowers and and enjoyed the water lilies and blooming cacti. The trees were so different from our New York trees...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

Plenty of entrance and exit points. Even though there are a fair number of people using the trails it feels like you have it to yourself. Great place to exercise and get away from the traffic.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Coachveen
Reviewed April 14, 2019

We rented bikes and enjoyed the trail. We saw armadillos and an otter. I would like to have gone back.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Connie P
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Liked walking the boardwalk that is built over the marshes. Saw the back side of a black snake quickly slither away from me and saw a couple of tiny skittish reptiles but did not see any alligators ... which is why I subjected myself to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

Visited the area for a couple weeks and walked the trails almost daily. Most of the trails are quite flat and paved or wooden walkways. I walked on all the different trails going 10–15 miles each day so saw how well most of the trail...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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May 28, 2019|
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Response from Andrew F | Reviewed this property |
Bikes are allowed on the trails, but cannot go over 10 miles per hour. Since the trails are for non-motorized vehicles only, your scooters should be fine.
April 19, 2019|
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Response from MC S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, absolutely, leashed dogs are allowed on the trail.
July 27, 2017|
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Response from Zeeee | 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