If you want to experience everything the trail system has to offer (and you do), you’ll need to cover a sprawling 28 miles. On foot, that can be a challenge. But we have a solution to keep you from getting wheely tired as you explore the Backcountry Trails - do it by bike!
Like the rest of the area, the Gulf State Park has worked hard to make itself bike-friendly. With broad, paved trails that wind through unmatched scenery and easy-to-read maps to help you explore, riding the Backcountry Trails is a dream from your comfy bike seat. And, to make the park bike-accessible to all, the park has a bike-sharing program that makes it easier than ever to explore its beauty on two wheels.
Other Ways to Ride
If you’re a regular rider, feel free to BYOB (bring your own bike) to ride the trails.
If you’re looking to make a longer day of riding the trails, renting a bike for the day may be a good option. There are a few bike rental providers nearby that can hook you up with an all-day ride:
- Beach Bike Rentals is located right off the Rosemary Trailhead in Gulf Shores and offers onsite day parking or will even deliver your bike to your rental.
- Infinity Bicycles is less than .25 miles from the Orange Beach trail entrance and rents a variety of bikes suitable for all ages and skill levels.
- Coastal Segway Adventures is located near Lake Shelby inside the Gulf State Park and offers bicycle rentals by the day.
- The Camp store inside Gulf State Park campground offers daily bike rentals (plus cool Gulf State Park swag).
We hope this helps you bike the Backcountry trails without getting two-tired (get it?). For even more helpful vacation tips and information, download our free vacation guide!
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