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So you've heard us talk about geocaching, but do you know what it actually is? This video will show you exactly how to geocache on the Backcountry Trail - and throughout our beautiful region.
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Have you ever wondered what our Eco-Tours are like? Watch this video for more information - you will want to experience one for yourself when it's over!
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See you on the Trail! #backcountrytrail #orangebeach
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Shirley Pollack Churchill
· January 21, 2018
Such beautiful trails with all kinds of wildlife. It's beautiful no matter what direction you go. We stay at the Gulf Shores SP Campground for the winter and we love riding daily. You never tire of them.
Marilyn Hallman
· October 5, 2017
The Backcountry trail provides a new perspective to the phrase 'going to the beach'... we enjoy biking every day that the weather permits... in addition to all of the other wonderful things (swimming,... sunning, walking, shopping, eating...)to do when we are 'at the beach!' See More
Mark Butler
· October 22, 2017
What a treasure ! Love the personalized benches. I went during early morning and the sunrise combines with all the vast nature to produce many brilliant scenes.
New surface on the trail. The bridges... are also very picturesque.
Make it your standard stop when vacationing at Orange Beach.
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Elizabeth Starling Foster
· September 8, 2017
Visiting from Nashville. Yesterday was my second time here. First time back in February we rode bikes and had a great time, saw some Gators and Gator babies. Really neat! Yesterday we took my dog for ...a run on the trail and LOVED it! One of my favorite trails ever! See More
Dennis Neil
· January 3, 2018
Beautiful, peaceful and changing landscapes. The paved trail could use some work on a few of the trail roads and some rotten boards on the bridges need to be repaired/replaced.
Cathy Austin Miller
· October 29, 2017
A perfect place to ride bikes away from traffic. We do this now every time we go to Orange Beach.
Joe Boyington
· March 2, 2017
One of many privileges of living in Orange Beach. I'm on it at least 3 times a week, as a local it's my favorite place to spend time and I'm so pleased with the upkeep and continuous growth of this pr...oject. I really appreciate how they are making it easily accessible from neighboring communities. I'd have a hard time moving because of it. See More
Laurinda Jensen Beirne
· January 12, 2018
Excellent trail-very well maintained. Variety of things to look at.
Jeff Humphrey
· February 5, 2017
Very nice trails. We typically walk between 5-9 miles each time we go. There is a water fountain about a 1/2 mile in and the next one isn't until you get to the sportsplex. Highly recommend bringing a... water bottle per person. It can be a little busy with bicyclists so if you have kids keep them to the right as the cyclists will pass on the left. I wish there were more water fountains or spigots spread out among the trails. See More
Cathy Williams
· November 22, 2017
Love bringing the bikes with the grandkids. Plenty of Pokémon and geocache!
Amanda S. Rush Hamilton
· November 8, 2017
Love riding my bike all the time. I've been riding the trails for years.
Shelby Hillman Singleton
· September 28, 2017
Love the trail system! Well kept and great facilities along the way.
Barbara Porter Parks
· September 8, 2017
I love riding the trails. It's safe out of traffic. We love seeing the wildlife...alligators, tortoises, rabbits, squirrels, even lizards, spiders and snakes.
Jeremy Rady
· April 20, 2017
Had a great time renting bikes and riding the trail..relatively flat so easy ride and got to see mama gator and her babies..good family time and the folks at infininity bikes were very nice and accommodating
Lisa Martin
· November 14, 2015
This is one of the best bike trails I have ever been on. The scenery, wildlife and quality of the trails is the best! Lots of riding. Over a weeks time we put about 90 miles on our bikes and even thou...gh we did most of the trails twice we never tired of them! Enjoy! Lots of places to stop and rest, picnic, and plenty of bathroom facilities. Excellent quality surface too! See More
Christine Freund Untrauer
· January 14, 2017
This is our go to for walking and biking! Love the great condition of the trails! We walk between 5-9 miles and love it! Our only complaint is the people on bikes flying around without warning. A quic...k "passing on your left" goes a long way. See More
Jared David
· October 14, 2017
Love this trail. Great for biking or walking and mostly shaded is a plus too.
John W. Boals
· September 10, 2017
Great trails, maintained well, great additions of boardwalks.
Amanda Owens
· March 20, 2017
Our family loves the trail(s)! Everything is always clean and in fantastic condition. We enjoyed our lunch in the covered (and screened) pavilion by the Butterfly Garden - it was nice to have a bug-fr...ee location for that. See More
Diane Anderson
· January 23, 2015
Walking the trail in the early morning hours is so peaceful and it is not too busy. I love the sound of the trees singing in the wind and the birds flying over our heads. The blacktop walk is so eas...y for my husband and I as we both had knee surgeries in the past year. Thank you for maintaining such a beautiful park. See More
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Happy Mardi Gras! The new bridge from Beach Mouse Bypass to the Gulf State Park Pier is a great place to watch the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade. #backcountrytrail

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City of Orange Beach and Wren present the Raptor Road Show from the Environmental Studies Center featuring a flight demonstration by Mark Wetzel of 5 Rivers Delta.
February 17, 2018.
To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-gulf-coast-wildlife-works…

The high temperature is expected to reach 45° today so beware of falling icicles. #backcountrytrail

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FYI- Due to the hard freeze warnings, the restrooms on the Trail will be closed until further notice.

Reminder: We will be showing the movie ELF at the Orange Beach Sportsplex Trailhead this Friday night. Santa will be there and is bringing snow from the North Pole so everyone in Orange Beach can sled down the hill.

DEC15
Fri 4:00 PM CSTOrange Beach Sports ComplexOrange Beach, AL
Film · 474 people

We have partnered with the Orange Beach Store for our Annual Movie on the Trail. The event will be held at the Orange Beach Sportsplex Trailhead on Friday, Dec 15th. This year will feature the movie Elf, make holiday crafts, enjoy a visit from Santa, and see snow.

DEC15
Fri 4:00 PM CSTOrange Beach Sports ComplexOrange Beach, AL
Film · 474 people

The 2nd annual Christmas movie night will be December 15th. This year we are teaming up with The Orange Beach Store. Vote for this years feature! Elf or Home Alone?

The pedestrian bridge has been installed at Gulf State Park to allow trail users to safely cross over Beach Blvd to the Pier.

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The Trailhead the Orange Beach Sportsplex is closed due to the 2017 SEC Women's Soccer Championship. Please respect all barricades and directional signage.
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Championships - Soccer
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The kindergarten classes of Orange Beach Elementary School enjoyed a day out on the trail learning about gopher tortoises and butterflies. Special thanks to Melissa, Farren, and Alyssa from the Orange Beach Wildlife Center and Management Program and Kelly and Kasey from the Gulf State Park Nature Center!

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Check out the Butterfly Garden, we have monarchs! Share your photos with us...

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Trail is all clear and is back open for your enjoyment. Thank you everybody for your cooperation as we got the trail cleaned up

Lefty was hunkered down for the storm and has been reported safe after the storm.

Please be aware that the trail is still closed as we are trying to get the trail cleared and safe for your enjoyment. We will notify everyone once the trail is open. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Please be patient as we work diligently to clear the trail and make sure it's safe before opening it back up to the public.