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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

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Orange Beach, AL 36561
981-1063
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Very nice trails, poorly marked.

Great surfaces, and clean and clear. Ample parking. It does get hot as there is little breeze and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike W
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Euless, Texas
So many more miles

My husband and I hiked down a couple of the entrances to these trails. I understand there are so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
okcoxg
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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  • Average3%
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“gulf state park” (24 reviews)
“bike ride” (13 reviews)
“rented bikes” (16 reviews)
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Orange Beach, AL 36561
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981-1063
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great surfaces, and clean and clear. Ample parking. It does get hot as there is little breeze and very humid. The trails are wide and clear. My wife went for a dawn walk and was surprised by a snake sunning himself in the center of...More

Thank Mike W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I hiked down a couple of the entrances to these trails. I understand there are so many more miles that we didn't get to walk. Beautiful scenery and watch for wildlife. Mostly I saw lizards but as I said, we didn't get...More

Thank okcoxg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have enjoyed the Back Country Trail for years and it is a hidden gem to be able to wander through some of the marshes. Sometimes in the Winter and Spring Months, the breeze coming off the Gulf can be rather stiff and cold. The...More

4  Thank PoultryGroup
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting diversion to break up the beach days. It’s all in the center of the island but hard to figure out which trail to take. Needs better instructions and maps. We almost never found the trailhead we wanted because it was in the back of...More

3  Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I intended to go for a 3 mile jog but ended up doing 5 miles because I kept wanting to see what was around the next bend. Many parts of the trail are under the canopy of trees, keeping the temps manageable. Trail was paved...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I almost don't want to tell you how great these trails are because I want to keep it a secret! I think it's over 23 miles of trails! Some are long bridges over water, all are paved if not a bridge. Water stations throughout! Restrooms,...More

Thank travelglo2015
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

I have been here so many times. When I am preparing for a race (half marathon or marathon), this is where I run. Even just doing a 3 miler, this place is great. You don't feel like you are at the beach. Instead you feel...More

Thank Tampauro
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I love these trails. I run on them every visit and was looking forward to enjoying this activity with my son who recently started cross country. We can’t run together because he is a lot faster than me. I started the run 5 mins before...More

Thank JD P
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

I found this place on TripAdvisor and decided to check it out based on the great reviews. We were in Orange Beach for Spring Break, and we decided a hike/walk was perfect for one of the days that was too chilly for the beach. We...More

Thank villafme
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

I walked these trails with my husband & 2 sons. The trails were marked on plastic signs which the dry erase marker had washed off the signs. We had a map, but it was hard to read since we didn't know which trail we wound...More

2  Thank Sandy S
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ICECLAU
28 July 2017|
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Response from Edward Z | 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
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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.
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H6092LYjosef
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
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