Hiking the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

01/26/2018 | by albvradmin | Vacation Rentals
Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan all have their fair share of trails and adventures, but maybe the most notable of all trails in our beach communities is the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. Its 15-plus miles of paved trails are great for biking, jogging or walking. There are seven trails among six distinct ecosystems that make up the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail complex that winds through the Gulf State Park that sits between Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Take time to 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, a White Tailed Deer on Gulf Oak Ridge or an Alligator basking in the sun. On your trek, you can come across all sorts of wildlife that share the diverse habitats of swamps, old pine forests, a pitcher plant bog and a coastal ecosystem that has been evolving for centuries. Children will like Boulder Park for rock-climbing.

Come on down to the coast and have an adventure along the way.

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