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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

Orange Beach, AL 36561
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The majority of the hike was on wooden paths with several places to stop along the way. We seen an... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2017
Cindy P
Glendale, Arizona
Afternoon Ride

The trail was very nice. Wide for all. Saw a mother gator and little ones at the habitat. Bring... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2017
Jesse V
Aurora, IL
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Reviewed May 13, 2017

The majority of the hike was on wooden paths with several places to stop along the way. We seen an Os-pray Bird on the path feeding its babies. It got very hot. There were people riding bikes. That would have been a great idea. As...More

Thank Cindy P
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

The trail was very nice. Wide for all. Saw a mother gator and little ones at the habitat. Bring water, cold towel, and sunscreen when riding in the afternoon. It helped tremendously. We rented bikes from Island Outfitters in Gulf Shores and drove a couple...More

Thank Jesse V
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Nice wide paved trail for bikes, joggers and walkers. Trail was clean and had benches every so often if you needed to rest. There were plaques identifying different plants and trees, which was kind of neat.

1  Thank Kelly D
Reviewed April 22, 2017

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.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed April 20, 2017 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.

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed April 17, 2017

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

Thank 703kristini
Reviewed April 17, 2017

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...More

Thank swerner948
Reviewed April 14, 2017

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.

Thank Katy T
Reviewed April 10, 2017 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...More

1  Thank Lori H
Reviewed April 10, 2017 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.

2  Thank Charles S
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July 27, 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
May 24, 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.
April 22, 2016|
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Response from James 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