Rosemary Dunes Trail


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Rosemary Dunes Trail Facts

States: Alabama
Counties: Baldwin
Length: 1.6 miles
Trail end points: Beach Road (Highway 182) and Campground Road, Gulf State Park
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7222461

Rosemary Dunes Trail Description

The Rosemary Dunes Trail is one of six pathways in a network called Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trails running through Gulf State Park in southern Alabama. The trail begins on Beach Road, just off a sandy white beach and the Gulf of Mexico. From there, it travels east through scenic natural habitats under the cover of tall pine trees. You may even see an alligator in the marshy areas! The trail ends at Campground Road, where you can connect to the other trails via the Catman Road Trail. At this end, you'll find restrooms, picnic areas and a seasonal butterfly garden.

Parking and Trail Access

A small parking lot is available at the western trailhead off Beach Road, about 1 mile east of State Park Road 2.

Rosemary Dunes Trail Reviews

Rosemary Dunes Trail

This is the trail to take in Gulf State Park to see a gator or two! This is the typically flat, smooth, tree lined path in the park full of friendly folks, but one of the especially fun parts is getting to it via a long, wooden bridge on the Cross Park Trail. The bridge crosses over a waterway connecting Little Lake to Middle Lake and provides opportunities for wildlife viewing.

Bald Eagles and Alligators

Fantastic place to see some eagles and alligators! Clean smooth trail very nice patrons.

Beautiful sandy trail

Gulf State Park is wonderful trail riding. Rosemary Dunes has parking lot and bike rental at one end.

a great trail

The trail is great for dog walking and has a lot of wildlife


Rosemary Dunes trail

Great experience walking with my family and seeing animals like the bald eagle.

rosemary dunes

nice easy trail, lots of benches and you might see some alligators

Wildlife Observations

My grandson and I biked the Rosemary Dunes trail on evening of February 20, 2016. We spotted two(2) alligators and two(2) armadillas. We also seen several bird species and squirels. This was an interesting and fun trail. Highly recommend it.

Flat, Easy Trail

Very flat, easy trail. I'm a wheelchair user and I've done this trail a few times in my chair without any problems. There are benches scattered along the trail for walkers as well as a couple of coered picnic tables near the western end of the trail. One note.... the trail is actually 2.1 miles from end to end, not 1.6.

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