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Oak Mountain State Park

 52 votes

Length

21.1 Miles 34.0 Kilometers


80%

Singletrack

Elevation

1,422' 433 m

Ascent

-1,422' -433 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

1,255' 382 m

High

511' 156 m

Low

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An Epic ride that serves up miles of blissful singletrack and technical diversity.

Leslie Kehmeier

Overview

Please note that bikes should stick to trail sections marked with red blazes (aka The Red Trail). Fines are available from any park ranger for being caught on any other trail with a bike (whether you are riding or not!)
In the foothills of the Appalachians, Double Oak Mountain lies at the core of the nearly 10,000 acre Oak Mountain State Park, located just 20 minutes south of Birmingham in Pelham, Alabama. The slopes and valleys of the parallel ridgelines serve up miles of blissful singletrack and technical diversity. The mountain bike trail system, dubbed the
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Need to Know

Park Hours: 7am - sundown
Park Fee: $3

The trails vary technically and range from smooth singletrack with minimal texture to those that might require a hike-a-bike for some riders. With close access to Birmingham, expect to see riders of all ages and abilities in addition to other trail users like hikers, backpackers, kids and dogs.

Description

The ride starts out with a good warm up on the Lake Trail, a 4-5 foot wide trail, suitable for all abilities. It offers some of the best views of the lake and the park itself.
Next up is Seven Bridges, a moderately technical section, wooded and slightly downhill. This section ends at the Group Camp Road where you'll turn right and head towards Garrett

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Feb 3, 2018
Owen Mundy
Jan 6, 2018
Mike Bailey
First time in Oak Mountain and I was thoroughly impressed with the trail conditions and the variety of riding available. A little mud, mostly dry. 19.2mi
Dec 1, 2017
Russell Adams
Nov 3, 2017
Tiffany Ballew
18.1mi
Oct 19, 2017
Jeremy Bassett
20.5mi
Aug 13, 2017
Anthony Rendon
17mi
Jul 20, 2017
Blair Ryan
May 25, 2017
Winston Bradley

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  4.6 from 52 votes

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  4.6 from 52 votes
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#2

in Alabama

#78

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19,175 Since Feb 7, 2013
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Thinking we are going to camp and hit the trail this weekend. Oct 14, 2014
Mark Newton
Columbus
Mark Newton   Columbus
nicely designed and maintained trail. Pretty easy overall, a few rock roll downs and drops to keep it interesting Feb 11, 2017
This is a 7 out of 10 trail IMO. Nice long riding, great distance, but the DH's aren't quite as flowy as the terrain and acreage might allow, while lots of the climbing is on double track vs. single track. Boulder Ridge is quite intimidating, but worth doing (be willing to hike a bike a lot unless you are pro...Overall, it is a wonderful spot, beautiful and has trailhead amenities for riders... Feb 25, 2017

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