Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trail Coyote Crossing

Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

Road Biking
Wheelchair Accessible
Stroller Friendly
Picnic Tables
Education Center
Drinking Water
Dogs Allowed
Tent Camping

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Coyote Crossing is a highlight to this exceptional trail system and was made possible by a Trail Enhancement (TE) Grant from the Alabama Department of Transportation, paying 80% of the construction costs.  The city of Gulf Shores funded the remaining 20% of construction and design expenses to complete this vital section and provide visitors access to some of Alabama’s most unique and diverse natural environments while enjoying the many wonders of the Gulf State Park.

The Coyote Crossing Trail runs right beside the main offices of Gulf State Park and is just over 4 miles from the center of the city, making it an excellent starting point for adventures along the Gulf. The trail is named for some of the wildlife you may spot along the trail! Bird-watching is another option for wildlife-watching.

Seven trails among six distinct ecosystems make up more than 15 miles of the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail complex through Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Alabama and the 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. Courtesy:

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Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trail Coyote Crossing | Trail length: 2.3 miles | Latitude: 30.26655 | Longitude: -87.681533 | Nearest Cities: Gulf Shores

Activities Available: Birding | Fishing | Hiking | Road Biking | Walking
Amenities Available: Benches | Cabins | Camping | Dogs Allowed | Drinking Water | Education Center | Picnic Tables | Restrooms | Stroller Friendly | Wheelchair Accessible

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