Coldwater Mountain

Suggestions? Local tips? Tell us!


22 mi 36 km

Rides

24 mi 39 km

Trails

17

Photos

Easy Trails
8 Trails
Intermediate Trails
7 Trails
Hard Trails
0 Trails

Sandwiched halfway between the major metropolitan areas of Birmingham, Ala., and Atlanta, Ga., is the small town and big trail dreams of Anniston, Ala., and its 4,000-acre property, Coldwater Mountain.

Details

More than 25 miles of trails have already been built under the direction of IMBA Trail Solutions, with up to 75 miles scheduled to be completed by 2017. To incorporate the best qualities of North America's finest trail systems, Trail Solutions is not only putting its own to work, but is inviting pro trail builders from all over the country to leave their creative signatures on the mountain. As a result, the Coldwater trails will eventually be accessible by a short ride from downtown Anniston, which itself can be reached by Amtrak train.

The mountain offers everything a rider could wish for: Explore red-dirt trails in a backcountry setting, shuttle the gravity runs and style out the optional technical lines, or enjoy scenic, entry-level trails that will stoke a novice rider's fire.

As of spring 2013, the city has contributed more than half a million dollars to help fund the trail system. In addition, Anniston's leaders are actively courting new business, planning a renovation of the Amtrack station, building paved bike paths and lobbying the Alabama legislature to allow the city opt out of the state's ban on Sunday alcohol sales. All for mountain bikers.

Camping and Lodging

Other Activities

Check out Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau, for ideas on lots of other fun things to do in some of Coldwater's surrounding towns.
Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class - Level 1: Feb 25 - Sand Rock, Alabama
Learn basic Climbing skills and technique including specialized equipment use, proper fit of specialized equipment, site safety, knot tying, belay technique, basic climbing technique. This course is designed for new climbers or gym trained climbers looking to transition to the outdoor experience. Details
Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class - Level 1: Mar 11 - Sand Rock, Alabama
Learn basic Climbing skills and technique including specialized equipment use, proper fit of specialized equipment, site safety, knot tying, belay technique, basic climbing technique. This course is designed for new climbers or gym trained climbers looking to transition to the outdoor experience. Details
View All Adventures

REI Adventures

Baja Kayaking Escape
San Jose del Cabo (SJD)
Everest Lodge to Lodge Trek
Kathmandu, Nepal

Weather Averages


High

 

Low

 

Precip

 

Days w/

 

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Building Map
Loading Map Data
Map Settings
Featured Ride
Trail
Featured Rides
Trails

Featured Rides in Coldwater Mountain - 3

MTB Project is built by riders like you. Add Your Rides!

Trails in Coldwater Mountain - 12

MTB Project is built by riders like you. Add Your Trails!

1.9 mi 3.0 km
#1 Hare
West End-Cobb Town, AL
1.9 mi 3.0 km West End-Cobb Town, AL
All Clear
Update
Dry - Dry, dusty... a lot of loose, big rocks
87 days ago
6.4 mi 10.4 km
#2 Bomb Dog
West End-Cobb Town, AL
6.4 mi 10.4 km West End-Cobb Town, AL
All Clear
Update
Dry - Lot of leaves on some trails but otherwise nice and tacky.
36 days ago
1.1 mi 1.8 km
#3 Baby Bear
Bynum, AL
1.1 mi 1.8 km Bynum, AL
All Clear
Update
Dry - Lot of leaves on some trails but otherwise nice and tacky.
36 days ago
0.4 mi 0.6 km
#4 Rock Slot
West End-Cobb Town, AL
0.4 mi 0.6 km West End-Cobb Town, AL
All Clear
Update
Dry - Lot of leaves on some trails but otherwise nice and tacky.
36 days ago
2.5 mi 4.0 km
#5 Chilowhee
West End-Cobb Town, AL
2.5 mi 4.0 km West End-Cobb Town, AL
All Clear
Update
Dry - Dry, dusty... a lot of loose, big rocks
87 days ago
2.6 mi 4.2 km
#6 New Downhill Loop
West End-Cobb Town, AL
2.6 mi 4.2 km West End-Cobb Town, AL
All Clear
Update
Dry - Dry, dusty... a lot of loose, big rocks
87 days ago
0.7 mi 1.2 km
#7 Trillium
West End-Cobb Town, AL
0.7 mi 1.2 km West End-Cobb Town, AL
All Clear
Update
Dry
87 days ago
2.2 mi 3.5 km
#8 Papa Bear
Bynum, AL
2.2 mi 3.5 km Bynum, AL
All Clear
Update
Dry
87 days ago
2.1 mi 3.3 km
#9 Mama Bear
Bynum, AL
2.1 mi 3.3 km Bynum, AL
All Clear
Update
Dry - Lot of leaves on some trails but otherwise nice and tacky.
36 days ago
2.6 mi 4.3 km
#10 Tortoise
West End-Cobb Town, AL
2.6 mi 4.3 km West End-Cobb Town, AL
All Clear
Update
Dry - Dry, dusty... a lot of loose, big rocks
87 days ago
0.9 mi 1.4 km
#11 Talladega
West End-Cobb Town, AL
0.9 mi 1.4 km West End-Cobb Town, AL
All Clear
Update
Dry - Lot of leaves on some trails but otherwise nice and tacky.
36 days ago
West End-Cobb Town, AL
0.5 mi 0.8 km West End-Cobb Town, AL
All Clear
Update
Dry - Dry, dusty... a lot of loose, big rocks
87 days ago

Photos of Coldwater Mountain - 17

MTB Project is built by riders like you. Add Your Photos!

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike