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Alabama - Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Candice Cravins! The first 10 attendees will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways before the hike starts.

Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Gulf Oak Ridge Trail loop to Gopher Tortoise
Distance: approx. 5 miles, loop
Elevation gain: unsure of elevation gain - AllTrails indicates an elevation gain of 98feet for the entire trail system but the area is generally considered pretty flat! 

Brochure/map #1: http://backcountrytrail.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bct-brochure2015.pdf
Map #2: http://www.alapark.com/sites/alapark.com/files/171219_Map%20Update.pdf

Park admission fee: FREE

Meeting Time: 8:30am (yes, early because it's getting hot out!)
Meeting Location: Gulf Oak Ridge Trailhead - there is a parking lot at the end of Longleaf Trace Road as indicated on map #2)

Kids: No
Men: No
Dogs: Yes (on leash)

GWH Trail Rating-
GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome!

Hi ladies! I'm so excited to lead this hike at the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail in Gulf State Park! We will create a "loop" hike by taking Gulf Oak Ridge Trail to Cross Park Trail, then Campground Trail to Gopher Tortoise Trail back to our starting point (see map #2). The trails are paved and perfect for all skill levels. We will hike as a group. If you're up for some geocaching along the way, bring your smartphone or GPS and let's see what we can find! We may also see some wildlife :)

Bring plenty of water, electrolytes, sturdy footwear, snacks and/or lunch, bug spray, sunscreen, a camera, and your adventurous spirit! We will take breaks to eat, hydrate, and take in the scenery throughout the hike. 

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