Coldwater Mountain

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24 mi 39 km of trail 3 Featured Rides

Easy Trails 9 Trails Intermediate Trails 6 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.

Local Info

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.

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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.

Food & Drink

After the Ride: Local Favorites

China Luck Restaurant Nominated for best takeout in the 2010 Anniston Star Best of…
503 Quintard Dr, Oxford AL — (256) 831-5221
Garfrerick's Cafe Owner is also the chef and has his own farm. Try the chef's specials because they have the freshest ingredients.
655 Creekside Dr, Oxford AL — (256) 831-0044
Jefferson's Nominated for Best Chicken Wings in the 2010 Anniston Star Best of
Los Mexicanos always good food and great service!
500 Hamric Dr, Oxford AL — (256) 835-7795
Chick-fil-A Diet frosted lemonade is killer!
McAlister's Deli Don't eat here.
815 Hamric Dr E, Oxford AL — (256) 831-0079
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Fries were extra salty hold the Salt.....
31 Holmes Drive, Oxford AL — (256) 831-9883
Logan's Roadhouse Great atmosphere, great food, great price!!!
40 Ali Way, Oxford AL — (256) 835-3116
Shoney's $4.99 buffett + $2.09 drink all day for seniors(55+) on Thursday's. Eric is an excellent server.
Strut's Nominated for best chicken tenders in the 2010 Anniston Star Best of…
40 Ali Way, Oxford AL — (256) 835-8102
Chick-fil-A Nominated for best kids menu in the 2010 Anniston Star Best of…
Jasmine Chinese Cuisine Best place for sushi! Yum!!
1225 Snow St #15, Oxford AL — (256) 831-9981
Classic On Noble The Fried Green Tomato Salad is awesome!
1024 Noble St, Anniston AL — (256) 237-5388
Los Mexicanos La Favorita is one of their best!
Mellow Mushroom Humans are delicious!
33 Industrial Dr, Oxford AL — (256) 835-1444
Yume Japanese & Asian Cuisine Tuesday are 1/2 Priced Sushi!
301 Colonial Dr, Oxford AL — (256) 241-0142
Waffle House If you've never had the chicken patty melt then do it now!
Mata's Greek Pizza & Grinders Best Greek salads ever!!
Jack's Free wifi ... Comes in handy when they've got you hostage while your chicken cooks

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1.9 mi 3.0 km
#1 Hare
West End-Cobb Town, AL
1.9 mi 3.0 km West End-Cobb Town, AL
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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
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Dry, Fallen Trees - Overgrown but still fun
3 days ago
1.1 mi 1.8 km
#3 Baby Bear
Bynum, AL
1.1 mi 1.8 km Bynum, AL
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2.5 mi 4.0 km
#4 Chilowhee
West End-Cobb Town, AL
2.5 mi 4.0 km West End-Cobb Town, AL
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0.4 mi 0.6 km
#5 Rock Slot
West End-Cobb Town, AL
0.4 mi 0.6 km West End-Cobb Town, AL
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Dry, Fallen Trees - Overgrown but still fun
3 days ago
2.2 mi 3.5 km
#6 Papa Bear
Bynum, AL
2.2 mi 3.5 km Bynum, AL
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2.1 mi 3.3 km
#7 Mama Bear
Bynum, AL
2.1 mi 3.3 km Bynum, AL
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2.6 mi 4.2 km
#8 New Downhill Loop
West End-Cobb Town, AL
2.6 mi 4.2 km West End-Cobb Town, AL
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0.7 mi 1.2 km
#9 Trillium
West End-Cobb Town, AL
0.7 mi 1.2 km West End-Cobb Town, AL
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2.6 mi 4.3 km
#10 Tortoise
West End-Cobb Town, AL
2.6 mi 4.3 km West End-Cobb Town, AL
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0.9 mi 1.4 km
#11 Talladega
West End-Cobb Town, AL
0.9 mi 1.4 km West End-Cobb Town, AL
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Dry, Fallen Trees - Overgrown but still fun
3 days ago
West End-Cobb Town, AL
0.5 mi 0.8 km West End-Cobb Town, AL
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