Oak Mountain State Park - IMBA Epic

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Trail

21.1 Miles 34.0 Kilometers


80%

Singletrack

1,422' 433 m

Ascent

-1,422' -433 m

Descent

1,255' 382 m

High

511' 156 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

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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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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.

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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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Mar 19, 2017
Will Johnson
Jan 23, 2017
tom orr
Nov 20, 2016
Elizabeth Miller
ran out of daylight so had to take the road back to the trailhead. when from the south trailhead through lake trails and seven bridges, did the lig... 14.4mi
Oct 30, 2016
David Asselin
Dry fast and flowy 16mi
Oct 29, 2016
Andy Murray
Oct 29, 2016
Rafael Torrent
Oct 21, 2016
Mike Kleppe
Oct 10, 2016
Jarod Stevenson
Words cannot describe how much fun this trail system is. Difficult climb from the north trailhead, but so worth it! 10mi

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All Clear 9 days ago
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Thinking we are going to camp and hit the trail this weekend. Oct 14, 2014


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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