Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail
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Dr_Dave_TX
Texas52 contributions
Walking & Biking Trails
Nov 2021
These are nice paved walking/biking trails. There were actually more bicycles than walkers, and they even have free bicycles you can borrow. Trails are wide enough not to be a problem, although we were there at a time with lower crowds. Wildlife was decent, including birds and small animals. There are plenty of benches along the way if you want to stop and rest. There are scenic places, but some of the trail can be out in the sun and not as scenic. There are many connecting trails, so many options for exploring - including some side "alligator trails" that are not paved and a little sketchy looking (but maybe good for the more adventurous).
Written 25 November 2021
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Brandon K
Flagstaff, AZ1,431 contributions
We took the beach side and had a great morning
Oct 2021
The trailhead starts at the beach across the street and goes internal to the island, but there is also another side to the trail that goes out a boardwalk to the sugar sand beach. We walked around for most of the morning out there and had a great time.
Written 24 October 2021
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Barbara B
Wapakoneta90 contributions
Great place to hike
Oct 2021
Paths are well maintained and there are places to recycle your water bottles. Paths are wide and easy to pass other users.
Written 11 October 2021
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MontanaKathy
Boise, ID62 contributions
Fun little trail
Oct 2021 • Couples
We rented a tandem bicycle at Beach Bike Rentals and had a great time. We could have spent more time here but just did the 8 mile loop. We saw two baby alligators, a tortoise, and a couple of eagles. It is a really nice, well maintained path. I would totally recommend this as a relaxing outdoor adventure.
Written 6 October 2021
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Chi_Mena
Pensacola Beach, FL36 contributions
An amazing day of outdoor adventure
May 2021
My husband and I rode this trail years ago and loved it. We decided to go back this weekend, and we were surprised to find that it is now even better than it was when we first gave it a go. There were plenty of CLEAN bathrooms, shaded benches, observations points, and well paved trails!. It made for an amazing day of outdoor adventures. We will definitely be returning!
Written 23 May 2021
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Haushold
Hagerstown, IN148 contributions
Lots of improvements
May 2021
Had been a few years since on the trail - so many enhancements - the new overlook is fantastic. Bathrooms on the trail - lots of benches.
Written 20 May 2021
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Lea W
Ellijay, GA358 contributions
Awesome trail
May 2021 • Friends
Neat trail, only saw an alligator but lots of yellow flies, so use bug spray. Not very busy on a Tuesday morning. Would definitely do it again.
Written 18 May 2021
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Massdane
Fayetteville, AR547 contributions
What an amazing trail
Apr 2021
My daughter and I rode bikes (complimentary from the hotel) each day we were in Gulf Shores. Through four days of riding (anywhere from 10-18 miles per day), we pretty much covered the entire park and all the trails. What a great time we had, riding through all various types of scenery. We got to see alligators and a tortoise, as well as numerous cool birds. We both absolutely loved our time riding through these trails.
Written 14 April 2021
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tjnels
Lanesboro, MN292 contributions
diversion from the beach
Mar 2021
A fun place to go away from the beach for awhile. We did see 1 small alligator. The best part by far was the ability to use bikes that are in the park for free for 3 hrs (just have to download the app). It was the easiest way to get around and made our time there much more enjoyable.
The park is mostly swamp land, grasses, and walking/biking trails.
Written 12 April 2021
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Mariongal
Marion, IA612 contributions
Great bike trail
Mar 2021 • Couples
Rode the entire trail today. Great trail and lots to see..herons, armadillos, cranes, eagle's nest and numerous birds.
Written 9 March 2021
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