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

4.8
#1 of 16 in Trails in Alabama
Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
Explore the timeless beauty of the Butterfly Garden, the mystical Freshwater Marshes and the Coastal Hardwood Swamps. Catch a glimpse of a Bobcat on the Twin Bridges or a White Tailed Deer on Gulf Oak Ridge. View an Alligator basking in the sun and be sure to bring your camera to capture the adventure.

The Trail was named after Mr. Hugh S. Branyon who put in 33 years as director of the Alabama Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Alabama. He started working at the park as a teenager and fell in love with the Gulf State Park. He met with Orange Beach City officials and had the vision to allow the City to go after grants to turn old service roads into a trail system. He is greatly missed.
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  • Beautiful views and all kinds of nature and wildlife can be seen on these trails. Secluded yet minutes from Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, AL.  more »
  • Well maintained park and lovely trails. I would recommend renting bikes to fully take appreciate it.  more »
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  • We had so much fun! The bike trails are great!
  • A nice little stroll through God's creation.

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