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Ghost Town Trails

Average Rating:    (4.13 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

Summary of Ghost Town Trails that are located near Salem, AL.

HELMETS ARE REQUIRED. RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! Private Property so respect it!! Cell phone coverage is poor at best for services other than Verizon. Verizon will show 1 bar on 90% of the trail.


As of Spring of 2007, the GTT is new and quite bumpy/rocky. Overall difficultly is “Moderately Technical”, so beginners may need to come off their bikes for quite a few spots. Medium skilled riders will be feeling challenged, and advanced riders should be able to clear all sections with some effort. Overall trail is 10.2 miles long, has roots, logs, many sharp baby head sized rocks, short 4~6 minute climbs, fast descents and many challenging switch backs. This is not a MTB Racing course! This course was designed to keep the rider mentally and physically challenged at all times. Riders will need to concentrate on MTB skills instead of Spinning Skills. It will be a very good workout for the whole body and mind. Four to Five inch full travel XC bikes are recommended. Hard tail riders will be wishing they had a FS!

This scenic trail is located on Private Property and all riders must pack out what they pack in. Scenic items to look for are: The free running creek, some old grist mill remnants, old oak trees, old buildings, snakes, fish, armadillos, poison ivy/oak, deer, and other creatures.

Trail head and half way point of the ride includes a sitting and BSing area cleared of rocks, trees, and other flora. Bring your own folding chair and other day camping related comfort gear.
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Latitude
32.556218332204985
Longitude
-85.2339506149292
Trail Length
10.2
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Opelika
State/Territory/Province
AL
Country
US
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Review Date
May 11, 2015

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Jarrett Little ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This Trail will leave you broken and begging for more, racer boys beware this is not flatrock!



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Review Date
July 22, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: caderader ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
First off, WOW. I was not expecting this trail to be this tough or this fun! If you are in to technical rocky downhills and steep climbs then you'll love this trail. It needs a little better trail maintenance and I had to move a few branches off the trail but overall it is an incredibly fun trail for the area. If you've ridden pleasant hill in Tuskegee and want something more challenging then this is a great option. Cool views of sturkie(sp) creek and all kinds of neat features. Kevin has done a wonderful job with this and it shows, it's a tough ride at times but always fun! One of the tougher trails I've found in Alabama which is a plus in my opinion.

Recommended Route:
Turn left or right from the start gate it really doesn't matter, although Kevin (the guy who built the trail) recommends starting out going left.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pleasant hill -Tuskeegee, much easier but faster and easier to keep up speed.



Comments
Sniklefritz (07/25/2011)
Hey, can you tell me how to contact Kevin so that we can check out this trail. Met him once at TOT and he said that he was one of few who has keys to the gates to access the trailhead. Would love to check it out since it is right down the road from me.

Thanks
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Review Date
October 25, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: brantley ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Email for permission to ride. Trails close Nov.1- Jan.1 or 31 I think? I had a very hard time following the trail with all of the leaves on the ground. I hope I can go back when it clears up.



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Review Date
January 20, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: DeShazo ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Bring your big boy pants for this trail. If it is speed you want then this is not your trail. If you want to be challenged and test you mountain biking skills, then you are at the right place. You have to think about lines all along this trail, especially on the south end. It was a great ride as I was down in Auburn visiting my daughter and decided to give it a shot. Kevin was great on communtication and directions. I hate I missed riding with him but did talk with him on the way out. It is a great trail. I rode it in the Summer of 08.

Recommended Route:
I rode it clockwise only.



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Review Date
June 30, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: tkirsch ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Trail is great mix of single track and technical challenge. I would bring the FS but trail can be done with a HT. This trail really keeps you on your toes and forces you to use many different skills. Trail is getting packed down and will only get better with time. Check it out.

Recommended Route:
Clockwise

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Same as noted in other reviews.



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