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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Gators anyone?

This is a fine park for hiking or bicycling. Lots to see, nice blacktopped trails, much wildlife... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Robert B
Spooner, United States
Hike Alabama

We hiked the Catman Trail. Entire trail was paved. Trail wide enough for bikers and hikers. Resting... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Lisa L
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

This is a fine park for hiking or bicycling. Lots to see, nice blacktopped trails, much wildlife - armadillos, gators (depending on the temperature) and more.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We hiked the Catman Trail. Entire trail was paved. Trail wide enough for bikers and hikers. Resting benches along trail. Bathrooms about 2 miles in. Nice lake views. Interesting plants and insects including a pink grasshopper. Not a challenging hike.

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Well maintained. Great to jog and walk. Well marked. All asphalt, so good for bikes. I ran here every morning.

Thank 703kristini
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We recently stayed at Pandion Ridge RV Resort which has access to the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. We rode our bikes on several of the trails and had a great time. The trails are very well maintained, level and very wide. We are coming...More

Thank swerner948
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My family of four had a great time exploring the different trails. We saw 2 snakes and several alligators (they're fenced off). The trails are a blast--mostly paved but some wooden bridges to cross. Beautiful scenery. We would definitely do this again.

Thank Katy T
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Walked here rather than renting a bike. Beautiful nature walk but be sure to bring plenty of water. It was only 80 degrees on the morning we walked and maybe because of the vegetation and black pavement, it got quite hot. Cycling would be better...More

1  Thank Lori H
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great bike paths! Beautiful and quiet spot to unwind. Looks to have nice camping too. Saw alligators, birds, rabbits. You can ride for hours. The beach is accessible from part of the Gulf Shores State park.

2  Thank Charles S
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This was one of the highlights of our trip. We rented bikes from nearby Infinity Bikes and they were FABULOUS. (Address and phone: 4575 Orange Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL 36561, Phone: 251-974-1727, Store Hours: M-F 10-6, Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4. Closed Thanksgiving & X-Mas...More

2  Thank Lucyluvs2travel
Reviewed 5 April 2017

My wife and I love the Branyon Trail because its right near the beach with trails of various lengths for a good work out, either running or cycling.

Thank jrobb102
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Today is day one of our week - we rented bikes from Infinity again and hit the trails. They have added some new paths making it even better. Rented bikes for a week so we will try to cover all of the trails!

Thank StaceyA1967
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John R
How big is the danger from snakes and alligators that I see photos of? Is it something I can push my kids on a stroller ride through or let my toddler walk around as long as I keep close?
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.
how long is the Hugh S. Branyon trail?
22 April 2016|
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Response from James 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
Paula R
What does it cost to enter for a day? Does it cost if you bring your own bike?
11 February 2016|
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Response from Elizabeth Doren... D | Reviewed this property |
The entire trail is FREE! They do have a couple of lock boxes at various entries for donations. You either have to provide your own bike, or rent one (the closest place is about 1/2 mile from the trail entrance, Infinity... More