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.

DISTANCE
12.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
131 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

hiking
3 hours ago

3 days ago

road biking
7 days ago

Great system of trails and will be even better once the construction is finished with easy access to the beach and fishing pier.

road biking
22 days ago

trail running
28 days ago

Best area I've ever run. Boardwalks and paved around the entire state park. Campground is awesome and a good location to start.

hiking
29 days ago

road biking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

The nicest trail I've ever been on . I walked on the south side of pavement in the grass and sand. Was about 50% shaded walking there. Plenty of rest stop benches along the way . I did the 1.5 straight out and back . Completely flat . Swinging bench at the 1.5 stop along with a restroom house . Great.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

Potential for a 5 with a better map, but a missed turn put me on Perdido Beach Blvd with my 7 & 9 year old boys for about a mile - mile and a half. If you reach Perdido Beach from State Park Rd., go back and turn right onto the next path to access the newly developed boardwalk. There seemed to be some development underway on the trail that will deliver an optimized experience.

hiking
4 months ago

Great paved trail. Lots of wildlife and lots of traffic to get to the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

6 months ago

road biking
6 months ago

road biking
7 months ago

7 months ago

walking
7 months ago