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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

What a great new addition this is for Orange Beach. Just spent last weekend biking the trails and loved it. The trails are spacious enough for the bikes, but close enough to feel you are away from the world. We used two of the trails and will do them all the next time. What a GREAT idea.

Thank rodnreal
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Best Bike Trail Ever.I would use a bike in order to experience the whole trail, however the times I did walk I noticed lots that i would have missed on the bike. Gulf Oak Ridge is beautiful with the Spanish Moss ! Must See ! Thank you Orange Beach.

Thank Joe E
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

My husband and I either walk or ride our bicycles here on a daily basis, weather permitting. Mile markers let you know how far you have gone. Paved access is great but wildlife is abundant. Have seen a bobcat, deer, alligators (Momma Lefty and her babies sunning on a log), Cooper's Hawks, squirrels and my least favorite, snakes.

Mothers will strollers, couples walking, serious cyclists, family cyclists, joggers, elderly, young, all enjoying and exploring nature. Restrooms, water fountain, doggie water bowls (another plus, dogs are welcomed!)and benches scattered throughout the park all add up to a welcomed respite.

If you like, and appreciate the outdoors, make it a point to visit.

4  Thank Leslie A
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

The trails are beautiful, filled with wildlife. On my last ride, I saw two deer cross the trail, a turtle, and a momma gator (Lefty is her name) with her babies. During the fall, yellow wildflowers were in full bloom.

You do have to watch for inconsiderate walkers and riders on the trails. Not everyone understands the concept of sharing the road and the direction of traffic (even with arrows pointing the way).

1  Thank trail19
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Just happen to find this trail searching Trip Advisor for best things to do in Orange Beach. Awesome network of trails take you through the natural scrub of Orange Beach. Got a good 25 miles working all the trails and campground road. Very nice Gazebo and restrooms in the center crossroads. Lots of Trailheads to park at. Would love to do it again! Took our own bikes, but there is a bike rental shop on the highway. So saddle up an Iron pony and hit the trail! It does a body good!

2  Thank popenix
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