Explore the Beauty and Diversity of the Backcountry Trail!


Seven trails among six distinct ecosystems make up more than 25 miles of the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail complex through the cities of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, and Gulf State 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! With terrain suitable for walking, running, and biking, you are sure to enjoy the stunning natural scenery only found on the Alabama Gulf Coast.  

We also rent bikes in the Campstore.

Gulf State Park  is home to many types of wildlife including alligators. Please be aware at all times. Please see Wildlife Safety

Hours of Operation
Dusk to dawn
7 days a week

Additional Information
Visit the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail website
View the trail map


Gulf State Park: Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trails