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#6 of 22 state parks in Alabama

Best trails in Gulf State Park

531 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Gulf State Park, Alabama? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 10 easy trails in Gulf State Park ranging from 0.9 to 12.2 miles and from 6 to 26 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

This is a beautiful park boasting over two miles of white sand beaches, and thousands of acres of natural woodland. There are sporting facilities for everyone including tennis courts, a golf course, a large lake for fishing/swimming/water skiing, nature programs, and picnic areas. There are, of course, miles of hiking trails too for those looking to explore the woods.

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Map of trails in Gulf State Park
Park information
Acreage:
6150 acres
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
251-948-7275
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Top trails (14)
#1 - Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail
Gulf State Park
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Length: 12.2 mi • Est. 4 h 58 m
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 mShow more
#2 - Gulf Oak Ridge Trail
Gulf State Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
Gulf Oak Ridge Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gulf Shores, Alabama that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#3 - Gopher Tortoise Trail
Gulf State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 53 m
Gopher Tortoise Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gulf Shores, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers aShow more
#4 - Catman Road
Gulf State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
Catman Road is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Orange Beach, Alabama that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optiShow more
#5 - Cotton Bayou, Rosemary Dunes, and Catman Loop
Gulf State Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
Cotton Bayou, Rosemary Dunes, and Catman Loop is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Orange Beach, Alabama that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numberShow more
#6 - Rosemary Dunes Trail
Gulf State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
Rosemary Dunes Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Orange Beach, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers aShow more
#7 - Sawgrass Trail
Gulf State Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 22 m
Sawgrass Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Orange Beach, Alabama that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#8 - Bear Creek Trail via Gopher Tortoise Trail
Gulf State Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 43 m
Bear Creek Trail via Gopher Tortoise Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Orange Beach, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill leveShow more
#9 - Beach Mouse Bypass
Gulf State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 46 m
Beach Mouse Bypass is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Orange Beach, Alabama that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activitShow more
#10 - Rattlesnake Ridge Trail
Gulf State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
Rattlesnake Ridge Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Orange Beach, Alabama that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offShow more
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