An Epic ride that serves up miles of blissful singletrack and technical diversity.”
— Leslie Kehmeier
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
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.
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