Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, Orange Beach

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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead is located in Orange Beach. Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Orange Beach Edition.
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  • The Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trail is over 27 miles of walking or biking heaven. The trail goes through the center of the island and is a wonderland of nature and wild life. It is safe; it has restroo...  more »
  • Really enjoyed my morning here. The trail was mostly shaded so I didn't get to hot. Wildlife seemed to be abundant  more »
  • Partly riding through woods, partly through marches. Ran across a couple of sunning gators in our path one time. Very awesome trail!  more »
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  • Other than the beach, the best part of Gulf State Park. Good anytime, but took a bicycle ride at dusk and enjoyed the frogs and birds, especially the calls of the Chuck Will's Widow. Looked for the Catman, I think I may have seen him!
  • Beautiful early morning biking experience. Well maintained. Alligator or two!
  • We have enjoyed using this trail for several years. Great trail for walking, jogging or cycling. Nice change of scenery from beaches. Lots of opportunity to see wildlife from alligators, snakes, eagles etc. Trail is well maintained with plenty places to just sit and enjoy the peace and quiet.
  • 100% FREE This park is so exciting. Huge well maintained trails. Early A.M. and late P.M. are the best time for getting close to the local inhabitants. Have never been down this trail, and not seen atleast one alligator.
  • This place surprised me. I wasn't expecting so much wildlife near the urban area. The trails are well preserved, and I even saw an alligator!

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