Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail is a 12.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Orange Beach, Alabama that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

12.2 miles 131 feet Loop

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

old growth

All trails are paved with nice restroom building, butterfly pavillion, swings and seats for resting. Not real long trail but enjoyable trails. The fire damage is gone and many improvements have been made. This trail has many trails combined. Bicycles can get 20 miles when you ride all of the connected trails. There are at least 5 trail heads. Many places to stop and enjoy the scenery. But, the best thing about this trail is the wildlife. You can see deer, foxes, coyotes, many varieties of snakes, alligators, shore birds, turtles, birds of prey ( bald eagles and osprey), rabbits, and possum. The list is endless.

27 days ago

1 month ago

Lots of places to rest and a lot to see. You can also camp out here. Definitely will make another trip to it!

walking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

There are several paved trails connecting, I added a map in the photos for reference. It looks like they are currently working on adding a few trails as well. We started at the catman trail head but didn't start recording until we got to the powerline connection cut thru. These trails are great for everyone in the family and great for walking, biking and running.

2 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

These are mostly paved cycling trails, nice leisurely family ride. The new boardwalks are amazing. They are doing a great job managing the park. Very enjoyable ride.

walking
4 months ago

Cut through marsh areas it gives you a close look at animals, lakes, and marshy areas. Trail is all asphalt and wide enough for walkers, runners and bikes. Well marked and lots of benches for resting or viewing nature. Easy area for anyone. Make sure you grab map to determine your path.

7 months ago

walking
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walking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great walk and very shady under all the oaks

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

This is actually the Rosemary Dunes Trail that is part of the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail in Gulf State Park. There are several trails to choose from!

http://backcountrytrail.com/

1 year ago

Great trail

Awesome pet friendly, well maintained trails. This will be our third year snow birding down in Gulf Shores. We walk every one of these trails. Spanish moss cascading down decade old trees are just one of the many sights to see. See you in Feb/Mar '16