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Campus Trail

Average Rating:    (3.25 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 20

Troy State gave local riders a chance to develop singletrack to complement the existing jeeptrail and now maintains a fun ride in Lower Alabama. The start/finish is adjacent to the parking area with a fast challenge available in either direction. Sharp turns,elevation,log jumps,and sections for high speed await the rider.Scenic fireroads circle the area for more relaxed exercise.
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Latitude
31.28441911455992
Longitude
-85.47191619873047
Trail Directions
The trail is located at the Dothan campus of Troy State University about 4 miles north of town on highway 231. As you enter the school property look for a cellular phone tower on the left. Parking and the entrance are 75 feet beyond the tower.
Trail Length
4.8 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Dothan
   


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Review Date
March 25, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: West Martin ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
easy ride. Flows well. Not technical at all but entertaining. Too much sand.

Recommended Route:
Either. Don't forget the extra loop.



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Review Date
January 19, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: crimsonryder ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Considering the topography of southern Alabama, this trail is as good as can be expected. I give it a solid 4 stars. It is really perfect for the beginner but suitable for experienced riders. The biggest challenge is the constant switchbacks on inclines and declines. I think the longest straight away is 100 feet, maybe less. This prevents the rider from building up speed but keeps it interesting. The trail will take you through some nice looking woods but I swear it's a matter of time before I hit a squirrel. According to the campus website the singletrack is 5.6 and there is a doubletrack at 1.7 miles. The doubletrack is dangerously sandy in some places and features dog walkers and joggers. It is much straighter and flatter than the other trail.

Recommended Route:
I like to take the left way. This way I get most of the hills out of the way. Followed by flatter, straighter final 2 mile cool down period. Show up on Friday and it's not busy. Almost have the trail to yourself.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The singletrack trail at the Troy Dothan campus is the only trail around here that is dedicated to mountain biking. Other trails such as westgate and Ft Rucker are intertwined with jogging trails. This one really is the best.



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Review Date
July 7, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: hoboing ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I visited the in-laws in Enterprise over the Forth of July holiday and was able to get out and ride the Campus Trail on Saturday. Overall I would say it is a very nice trail. For the most part the trail is pretty smooth with some root roughness, and does not have many climbs. Good curvy single-track with some good flow. Not technical besides a few small tree crossings so would be a great beginner trail. I was not use to the sand so didn’t really like the deep sand in some of the corners, but it did not keep me from having a good time. There is some construction work going on at the campus and some of the trail is closed, but there is still enough trail to ride and have fun (just do a few laps).

Recommended Route:
I am not sure if the route I took was the best, but I followed previous advice posted here and went right at the entrance. Since some of the trail is closed I had to turn around and come back on the same trail and then did a loop on the other end.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
This was only one of two trails that I am aware of in the area. Rode the trails at Fort Rucker on Friday and had a good time too. The trails at Fort Rucker require more skill, but don’t flow nearly as well as the Campus Trails and requires more skills in way finding.



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Review Date
January 21, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: PunkerTFC ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The trail surface was a mix of leaf litter, sand, and pine needles. Very slippery, so be careful with the brakes! It's mostly very smooth, with a few sections of small roots but nothing major and no issues climbing on the small uphills. I'm not sure about the mileage, but it took me about 40 minutes to do the loop. The five or six miles people have mentioned seemed about right. The trail has lots of switchbacks and tight turns, so be careful with your speed when it opens up. You might not have enough traction to brake for the next turn! There's really nothing technical about the trail, other than two small log obstacles. There are plenty of fallen trees around, however, so it would be nice to see some ladders or something else built in for more of a challenge. I didn't see any trail markings other than one piece of orange tape and one blaze, but it's very easy to follow so it's not an issue.

Recommended Route:
I went left at the trailhead fork, but it's one big loop so it really doesn't matter. If you go right at the fork, you'll ride the smoother section of trail first, if you want a warm-up.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Fort Rucker trails are more challenging and have longer/steeper climbs, but the Troy State trail has better flow.



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Review Date
September 18, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: trippstrat ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a great trail. In fact, its one of the better ones I've been on in awhile. There's nothing very technical or anything about it. I liked how fast paced it can be and how winding some of the fast turns are. I seemed to get about 5 1/2 miles out of the loop and it was a very good workout. There are some nice views such as a little pond that has a small dock that goes out over it and there are a couple of log jumps to go over also.

Recommended Route:
I started by eering to the left. I've heard the right is easier.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
First trail I've ridden in Alabama.



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