MTB Project Logo

West Side Trail

 4.3 (3)

5.5 Miles 8.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

354' 108 m

Ascent

-346' -105 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

813' 248 m

High

747' 228 m

Low

Shared By Zack Butler

Conditions


Minor Issues 30 days ago
Lots of brush on the last mile of this trail History

Getting forecast...

A pleasant ride on the west side of the Duck River Reservoir.

Zack Butler

Dogs Leashed

Features -none-

Description

This trail travels along the west side of Duck River Reservoir, offering nice flow, excellent scenery, occasional climbs and descents, and a few technical features.

The west side of the Duck River Recreation Area is, in some respects, more challenging than the east side. While it serves up plenty of the same sort of flow, it mixes in more technical features and greater elevation changes. Although this means there are more climbs, it also means there are more descents!

Some climbs are made more interesting by the presence of rock gardens and rock armoring. There is even a nice creek crossing featuring some rock armoring you don't want to miss! The trail offers nice views of the reservoir throughout.

This trail segment begins at the trailhead located at the dead end of CR-1651 on the west side of the Duck River Reservoir. The segment ends at CR-1669 near the bridge crossing the Duck River. Most often it is ridden as an out-and-back, but it's possible to follow the North Trail to the East Side Trail for a twenty-mile ride.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Jul 7, 2017
Bill Stockton

Stewarded By


Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 3 votes

#4971

Overall
  4.3 from 3 votes
5 Star
67%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
33%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#86

in Alabama

#4,971

Overall
10 Views Last Month
379 Since Feb 26, 2017
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

0%
67%
33%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

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

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter