Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

County:  

Baldwin

City:  

Gulf Shores

Location:  

Orange Beach/Gulf State Park

Description:  

The Backcountry Trail is an ADA-compliant multi-use network of trails intended to provide access to the unique and diverse natural habitats of the Alabama Gulf coast regions and to also provide bona-fide transportation alternatives throughout Orange Beach and Gulf State Park. The trail is approximately 7.8 miles in length.

Map Links:  

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Trail Website:  

Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

Video:  

Hugh Branyon Video and Gulf State Park Campground

Trail Maps:  

Hugh S. Branyon Trail Map

Total Miles:  

7.8 miles

Surface Type:  

Asphalt and dirt

Primary Use:  

Walking, Jogging and Cycling

Trail Hours:  

Daylight Hours

Special Features:  

Several unique natural features are accessed by the Backcountry trails, including Gulf Oak Ridge, Gulf of Mexico Beaches, pitcher plant bogs, and mature live oak forests

Directions to Trail:  

Catman Trail (segment) trailhead is located on HWY 161; 3/4 mile south of HWY 180 in Orange Beach. the sportsplex trailhead is located 1/2 mile east of the Foley Beach express/HWY 180 intersection and the Orange Beach Sportsplex.

Trail Restrictions:  

No motorized vehicles, harassment of wildlife, smoking or fireworks and pets must remain on leash.

Latitude:  

30.280316    

Longitude:  

-87.582271

Trail Amenities

Trail Restrooms:  

YES

Trail User Fee:  

NO

Handicap Accessibility?

Trailhead:  

YES

Trail Segments:  

YES

Who’s responsible for Trail?

Organization:  


   City of Orange Beach

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