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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

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Really enjoy this trail

Great foliage. People visit with each other. Benches at good intervals for rest falt easy trail... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Marion, Iowa
Excellent place to visit if you like to walk, run or bike

We visited the Backcountry Trail and Gulf State Park on three occasions during our two week visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew F
Florida, United States
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great foliage. People visit with each other. Benches at good intervals for rest falt easy trail. will use it again.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ddoughery
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Backcountry Trail and Gulf State Park on three occasions during our two week visit to Orange Beach. We walked twice and biked once. We felt this was one of the nicest Parks we have every been to. Well laid out, wide paved...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented bikes for week, road different trails everyday. Loved the flatness of most of the trails, especially since we are senior citizens. The only drawback is the slight inclines on the boardwalks need a gritty coating as they are slick when damp.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dominic b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best place to walk or take a bicycle ride!So many awesome sights to take in from all types of plants to birds,alligators,turtles,etc.You can ride your bicycle over wooden bridges and see the beautiful wetlands and water!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gingerbread1956
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our bike ride and nature walk on the beach. I would return to this park. I would recommend it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Staceytravelstheglob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Orange Beach in a week in November when it was rainy and cold, so the beach was not an option. However, as soon as it stopped raining, we headed to this park to get some exercise since we had been indoors most...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lovemyfamily1981
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We took a walk on the trail every day that we were in Orange Beach. This is a wonderful trail system.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MItravelerforbus
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Enjoyed the trails especially the shady Gulf Oaks Trail which travels over the higher ground portion of the park. Easy access from my condo on the beach to the Rosemary Dunes and Catman Trails which are mostly in open country. Lots of benches and water...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cliff T
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Love these trails! I come every September & usually rent a bike for a week from Infinity Bike Rentals( great bike shop) - they keep expanding the trails more every year. Well maintained, clean and safe. They need to add some permanent signs to mark...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 2lowd
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We like walking the trails. There are several. It is a nice walk and lots of people walk or ride their bikes there. It is a clean trail.

Date of experience: September 2018
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28 July 2017|
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Response from Zeeee | 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
25 May 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.
23 April 2016|
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Response from Jim 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