Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail
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Dr_Dave_TX
Texas52 contributions
These are nice paved walking/biking trails. There were actually more bicycles than walkers, and they even have free bicycles you can borrow. Trails are wide enough not to be a problem, although we were there at a time with lower crowds. Wildlife was decent, including birds and small animals. There are plenty of benches along the way if you want to stop and rest. There are scenic places, but some of the trail can be out in the sun and not as scenic. There are many connecting trails, so many options for exploring - including some side "alligator trails" that are not paved and a little sketchy looking (but maybe good for the more adventurous).
Written November 25, 2021
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Sue
Rochester, MN34 contributions
Couples
We were in Orange Beach during chilly weather, so beach was less desirable. But the sun shone brightly & temps were just right for walking the trails. Others using the trails offered friendly greetings. Enjoyed the feeling of being in a natural environment. We stopped at the visitors center & got a map of the trails.
Written February 19, 2022
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Skeets37
Millis, MA578 contributions
Walked a small part of 2 trails while I was in the area on vacation. I think the description of "backcountry" in the name can be misleading as at least the parts I walked didn't feel like I was in the backcountry. Very well maintained paved trails and boardwalks. I would recommend for people who like wide level and well maintained walking / bike paths. I wish I had had time to rent a bike as that seems like it would be the best way to enjoy this place.
Written December 10, 2020
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Tom S
Appleton, WI219 contributions
We spent a month in the Orange Beach area across the road from the part and the trails. The trails are great, well maintained, level, wide, beautiful scenery. I biked a portions of it, putting on over 200 miles. If you pay attention, you can see birds, especially water birds. The trails get busy on weekends, but still not to crowded for walkers, hikers, runners and bikers to share the road.
Written February 19, 2020
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Massdane
Fayetteville, AR562 contributions
My daughter and I rode bikes (complimentary from the hotel) each day we were in Gulf Shores. Through four days of riding (anywhere from 10-18 miles per day), we pretty much covered the entire park and all the trails. What a great time we had, riding through all various types of scenery. We got to see alligators and a tortoise, as well as numerous cool birds. We both absolutely loved our time riding through these trails.
Written April 14, 2021
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GRapMama
Grand Rapids, MI42 contributions
The trails are beautiful and go for miles. There is abundant flora and fauna. Bathrooms are not close to each other, so if you walk, keep that in mind. Bikers are all over these trails, and can be a bit of a nuisance and safety hazard when they exceed the speed limits. Great place for dog walking, though alligators may be a real threat to small dogs. Also, there are a lot of benches along the way for those who don't like to walk long stretches all at once.
Written March 11, 2020
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trigirl3225
Lees Summit, MO104 contributions
My husband and I rode these trails for a couple hours, two days while we were in town for a week. Beautiful nature trail - we saw armadillos, a bobcat, and alligators (Lefty and her babies in their normal spot and another gator swimming in one of the lakes). Beautiful views, nice and shaded - highly recommend for cyclists, walkers, or runners.
Written November 15, 2020
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likethelocals
Minneapolis, MN85 contributions
Great biking and walking trails through the marshes and woods. Folks from 5 to 90 out for a walk in the fresh air and sunshine. Even an alligator along side the trail, a bald eagle nesting in the pines., and an osprey eating a recent catch.
Written March 3, 2022
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Saylor2017
67 contributions
Couples
Comfortable walk on paved walkways and boardwalk paths. Biking, roller blades, walking along treelined paths. Saw a gopher tortoise hiding in the sand, an eagle flew by, butterflies at the garden, mother alligator and two of her babies. Thankfully alligator was temporarily behind a wire fence so we could walk passed with our labrador. Very pet friendly. Many more miles to explore.
Written November 5, 2020
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Chi_Mena
Pensacola Beach, FL39 contributions
My husband and I rode this trail years ago and loved it. We decided to go back this weekend, and we were surprised to find that it is now even better than it was when we first gave it a go. There were plenty of CLEAN bathrooms, shaded benches, observations points, and well paved trails!. It made for an amazing day of outdoor adventures. We will definitely be returning!
Written May 23, 2021
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