Here are just a few popular paths to visit:

The Beauty & Diversity of The Backcountry Trail

Seven trails weave among six distinct ecosystems that 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. It is a National Recreation Trail and part of the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail and the Coastal Connection National Scenic Byway.

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Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trail

Robertsdale Bike and Walking Trail

A 1.7-mile lighted walking and bike path off-road running north and south on the East side of State Highway 59 from County Road 54 to East Silverhill Avenue. Travels through Honey Bee Park, a linear greenary adjacent to Downtown Robertsdale . Directions

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Several easy to moderate trails, one to two miles long, that lead through a variety of habitats. Popular with birders. The Jeff Friend Trail is considered wheelchair accessible. Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge: Jeff Friend Trail (

The Fort Morgan Road Trail

From the shopping center at Alabama Highway 59 and Highway 180, this multi-use paved path parallels Fort Morgan Road (Highway 180), but most of the trail is tucked off road. Approx 10 miles round-trip to the Peninsula Golf and Racket Club. Directions.

Historic Blakeley State Park

Paved and unpaved trail, in Spanish Fort (park admission fee) Trail map

Pioneer Park Trail

This walking trail in Summerdale starts at Pioneer Park and winds past the Town clock and old tobacco warehouse.

Loxley Park

Paved walking and riding path off Municipal Park Drive in Loxley.

5 Rivers Delta Resource Center

Walking trails where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee and Blakeley rivers flow into Mobile Bay. Across from Meaher State Park in Spanish Fort. 5 Rivers – Alabama Delta Resource Center | Outdoor Alabama

Meaher State Park

Two self-guided nature trails. Bring your camera, binoculars or favorite pet. From the boardwalk, look for some of the delta’s unique flora and fauna. Meaher State Park | Alapark

Bicentennial Park

Walking, biking loop in a 367-acre park in Stockton, North Baldwin County, passes small historic buildings that were moved to the site. Bicentennial (

Graham Creek Nature Preserve

500-acre habitat preserve with hiking and biking trails, in Foley (23030 Wolf Bay Drive).

For more, see “8 Great Rides near Gulf Shores