Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail Twin Bridges

Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

Road Biking
Wheelchair Accessible
Stroller Friendly
Picnic Tables
Education Center
Drinking Water
Dogs Allowed
Camping with water and Electric hookups
RV Camping
Tent Camping

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Travel the hand-built wooden twin bridges of the coastal backcountry, nestled between the countless species of native plants and wildlife. Find tranquility on this one-mile stretch linking the east trails of Catman Road, Rattlesnake Ridge and Cotton Bayou to the west trail of Gulf Oak Ridge. Rest and recharge on one of the many dedicated benches speckled throughout the park while spotting a red or gray fox, possibly a coyote or even the simplicity of a squirrel nibbling on a nut.

The journey over the Twin Bridges carries you into the heart of the native land and shares the beauty of familiar but rare ecosystem. Each habitat defined by its distinct diversity initiating a dialogue between man and nature.

About the Trails System

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:

Trail Map
Driving Direction/GPS
Insect Repellent
Hiking Shoes
Rain Gear
Lip Balm
First Aid Kit
Emergency Contact Info
Driving Directions/GPS

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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail Twin Bridges | Trail length: 1 miles | Latitude: 30.281466 | Longitude: -87.613257 | Nearest Cities: Gulf Shores, Orange Beach

Activities Available: Birding | Hiking | Road Biking | Walking
Amenities Available: Benches | Cabins | Camping | Camping (RV) | Camping (Tent w/ water & power) | Dogs Allowed | Drinking Water | Education Center | Picnic Tables | Restrooms | Stroller Friendly | Wheelchair Accessible

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