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The Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail offers visitors to Orange Beach an opportunity to escape the bustling tourist world and immerse themselves in the wild world of towering pines, scrub oak, palmetto, and thick, green deer moss. Just minutes from the busy beaches and hotels, the trail runs past calm freshwater lakes, mysterious coastal swamps, and lush wetlands teaming with life. As you walk the easy trail, you might spot white-tailed deer, coyote, bobcat, wild boar, otter, alligator, and hundred species of birds. The trail runs through six distinct ecosystems, namely longleaf sand ridges, freshwater marshes, live oak maritime forest, coastal dunes, pine flatwoods, and coastal hardwood swamps. The trails have interpretive signs to help visitors identify plants and wildlife.
24037 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561, Phone: 251-981-1180