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Find the top rated cross country skiing trails in Fairhope, whether you're looking for an easy short cross country skiing trail or a long cross country skiing trail, you'll find what you're looking for. Click on a cross country skiing trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
Except for a few improved bridges the trail is still in same poor condition as described on the previous reviews. In addition, as of yesterday there was a road closure and detour just as you start to get into Fairhope. The detour takes you onto a skinny sidewalk along a busy road. We chose to turn around at that point and return to our vehicle parked at a gas station in Daphne. We would recommend 1) reading all these reviews first and 2) using public transportation to return to Daphne if you DO manage to get to Fairhope. Fairhope is a lovely destination but this trail is not for a casual cyclist on a cruiser. We have very good bikes and lots of experience and found it to be just plain dangerous.
Branyon Backcountry Trails are several connected trails through a variety of scenery from coastal dunes to hardwood forest. Rode 28 miles on wide asphalt trails, all in excellent condition.
This trail which goes west from Route 59 in Gulf Shores Alabama is a nice approximately 5 mile long trail heading out towards Fort Morgan They have done some work to the trail and it’s a lot better than it was this past fall. We are here in March 2021 and enjoyed the ride immensely. The problem is it stops only about 25% of the way out to Fort Morgan and riding on the road the rest of the way to the tip of the peninsula would be difficult because of the traffic out there. I wish they would continue that trail further west.
We did all 6 of the trails north of orange beach up along the hill side connecting to the state park. Absolutely amazing scenery, perfectly groomed wonderful asphalt trail very wide. Beautiful memorial benches We did all 6 of the trails north of orange beach up along the hill side connecting to the state park. Absolutely amazing scenery, perfectly groomed wonderful asphalt trail very wide. Beautiful memorial benches all along the way along with a We did all 6 of the trails north of orange beach up along the hill side connecting to the state park. Absolutely amazing scenery, perfectly groomed wonderful asphalt trail very wide. Beautiful memorial benches all along the way along with a bathroom. A nice look out area, a few little side trails which are not paved if you like. Just unbelievably perfect for biking or walking or jogging!
Fantastic place to see some eagles and alligators! Clean smooth trail very nice patrons.
This was a fun simple trail that went in multiple directions. They all led to different beach access. It was very quite and peaceful and not challenging in the sense of elevation. So a great time for anyone :)
Lovely trails. This is just part of a series of biking/walking trails in Gulf State Park. Not all the trails are listed on this website yet (they all connect). We stayed at the Lodge at Gulf State Park, a Hilton Hotel, which was directly across the street from the trails so we started at the hotel. Trails were paved but also crossed several wooden bridges. There was also a motor home park within the complex which looked like a good option too. I liked the variety of the trails, some in woods, some in sun. I would definitely recommend these trails.
We thoroughly enjoyed Catman Road trail. The the trail is very well maintained and is an easy ride
This is a very short trail, some of which is really a sidewalk and some is an unprotected bike lane. However, we took the Dauphin Island Ferry from Ft. Morgan to the island, parking at Ft. Morgan and walking on the Ferry with our bikes. It is $5 round trip to walk on and the ride on the Ferry was beautiful with bird watching (pelicans, herons, sea gulls). The island was not crowded (we went on a warm day in February). This is a fun way to spend a day and we ended up riding 14 miles.
If you park near the “Pensacola Beach Ball Tower” and start your ride from there all the way through Fort Dickens it comes to about 20 miles. Beautiful ride with a safe bike lane most of the way. The old fort is not much to look at, but it is still a great ride. It is costly to go into the park via bicycle. I think it was $15 unless your military like me and then it is free.
The trail appears in process of being repaired. It needs it. I think my gravel bike with larger tires helped out. I parked at Lagoon Park some 1.8 miles west of 59. Rest rooms and great parking with view of little lagoon. So wished the trail would extend farther west.
Beautiful trail, lots of benches to take a break on if needed. Restrooms are always clean. Oak Ridge trail is always fun, inclines are tough if you aren't prepared but downhill is amazingly awesome with the speed you get! The Oak trees are beautiful there is a nice overlook to have lunch on.
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