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East Side Trail

Intermediate
 4.7 (10)

A pleasant trail along the east side of the Duck River Reservoir.


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Map Key

7.1

Miles

11.4

KM

Singletrack

821' 250 m

High

734' 224 m

Low

653' 199 m

Up

635' 194 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly Trail flows well, is relatively wide, and not terribly steep.

Description

This ride begins at the parking area near the future boat launch on the newly created Duck River Reservoir in Cullman, AL. The trail winds its way along the reservoir with gentle grades, sweeping turns, and very little in terms of technical features. This particular route is most often ridden as an out-and-back ride that ends at the CR-1669 before th Duck River Recreation Area - North extension. It is possible to follow it to the Duck River Recreation Area - West for a twenty-mile ride.

The trail begins just up the entrance road from the parking area at a small grove trees. Almost immediately it enters a clearing with excellent views of the reservoir before continuing to re-enter and exit cleared areas at random intervals. The predominantly machine-built trail drains and flows well. Although there is some climbing, it's neither long nor steep, and always followed by fun descents.

Approximately halfway to the end of the trail, there is a second trailhead at the dead end of CR-1651 on the east side of the reservoir. The second half is slightly more difficult than the first half, owing to the presence of some cleverly-built stream crossings and rock gardens at inopportune places. Nevertheless, this half retains much of the flow experienced on the first half of the trail.

Once you reach CR-1669 (there will be a bridge to the left), you can return the way you came. Or continue on the Duck River Recreation Area - North.

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Shared By:

Zack Butler

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 10 votes

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  4.7 from 10 votes
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#17

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#1,277

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Photos

Bike silhouette view of the sunset from the East Trail.
Feb 23, 2021 near Cullman, AL
Duck River Trail
Oct 7, 2020 near Cullman, AL
An excellent trail system for young hard-chargers.
May 9, 2017 near Cullman, AL
Duck River creek crossing.
May 9, 2017 near Blounts…, AL
Enjoying the east side of the Duck River Trails.
May 9, 2017 near Blounts…, AL
View of the sunset across the lake while on the East Trail.
Feb 23, 2021 near Cullman, AL

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Apr 16, 2021
brandon yoemans
good lake views
Nov 29, 2020
Andre McCaffrey
The trail was all clear! Had a fun ride before the rain came in! 7mi — 0h 50m
Sep 14, 2019
Dianna England
With Dale 17mi
Mar 5, 2019
Brannon Bryan
Jun 21, 2018
Jay Bearden
Great ride. I absolutely love this trail. It’s a great mixture of ups and downs with no huge climbs. 7.1mi
Sep 30, 2017
Leon Speegle
Jul 7, 2017
Bill Stockton
East and West. Love the creek crossings 10mi