The Rattlesnake Ridge Trail is one of six in the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trails network that run through one of Alabama's most popular parks, Gulf State Park on the Gulf of Mexico. At its western end, it connects to the others via the Twin Bridges Trail
The paved pathway begins behind the City Hall complex and travels southwest toward Little Lake through pine woods, scrub oaks and palmettos. Keep your eyes open for wildlife, such as deer, tortoises, armadillos and lizards in the dense undergrowth.
Parking can be found on the eastern end of the trail at the City Hall complex (4099 Orange Beach Boulevard).