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Oak Mountain State Park

Average Rating:    (4.45 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 77

The 16 mile loop includes singletrack, great fire road downhill, nice scenery. Maintained by Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers (BUMP).
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Latitude
33.325077905526115
Longitude
-86.75894737243652
Trail Directions
Trails intersect park roads at several points. Get directions or check map at park entrance.
Trail Length
16 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Birmingham
State/Territory/Province
Alabama
Zip/Postal Code
35124
Country
USA
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Review Date
July 18, 2015

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: DNick ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The Red jeep trail which climbs and descends the highest and most fun section of trail , is badly in need of a major repair. This is about a 4 mile section of the classic Red trail. Several sections are so badly rutted and strewn with loose softball size rocks on the climb and downhill , they are about impossible to enjoy if you have any type of job to go to for the next 6 weeks . I'm a vocal advocate of not dumbing-down trails but this section needs a bulldozer and trail machine.
Right now, the Johnson Mtn section of trail offers the most fast somewhat technical fun .

Recommended Route:
Pea vine Rd to Johnson Mtn then Rattlesnake ending up at Lake trail. 8 miles . Repeat as many times as possible .



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Review Date
November 13, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Borobiker ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Lots of trail to ride! We only did the lake portion and one called rattlesnake ridge. Liked them both but the lake ride was really fast and fun. Rattlesnake a little more technical. We hope to explore some more of the trails tomorrow, our last day in town.

Recommended Route:
We parked at the marina, and rode the road back to the lake trail entrance.



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Review Date
September 1, 2014

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: CLB ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Epic loop (red trail) around the park consists of several different trail segments of various skill levels and terrain. Trails can vary from smooth and narrow singletrack winding through pine and hardwood forest (Rattlesnake Ridge, Johnson's Mountain, Garret Gulch) to steep, rocky descents with some of the most jagged rocks you will see on any trail (Boulder Ridge, West Ridge, Jekyll and Hyde, Blood Rock). You can make the loop consist of intermediate to green XC or take difficult options as you go around. Take a weekend to explore and warm up, soon you'll be acquainted and start letting it rip as trails become more familiar. Trails like Boulder Ridge, Jekyll and Hyde, and West Ridge have potential to break bones and bikes. Be prepared to ride gnarly stuff and get in tight situations.

Recommended Route:
Clockwise around park from North Trailhead: Take red road (great warm up climb) up to Boulder Ridge, jump onto West Ridge and then take the BUMP connector to Jekyll and Hyde. Cross Peavine Rd and take Foreplay to Johnson's Mountain. After J. M. take Peavine Rd north until you reach Mr Toad's. After Toad's take Lake Trail to Seven Bridges, to Group Camp Rd. to Garret Gulch, to Chimneys to Cat Dog Snake. End at North Trailhead. Rattlesnake Ridge (off of lake trail) is OK but I wouldn't go out of my way for it next time.



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Review Date
March 31, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: khomes7 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Went this week and loved this trail system. Only rode 12 miles due to time but what a blast. The lightning trail is to die for. I had a huge rush from it. This trail system is a little rooty but my trance ate them up. please check it out!



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Review Date
July 27, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: 00sable ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The BUMP organization just finished another section of multi use trail that goes around the back of the lake and is just beautiful. It takes out all the paved road sections to get to the trailhead. The mileage is somewhere around 20 or more now I was told.



Comments
Fixed1 (08/13/2010)
In Al in December, I love this trail, cant wait to ride the new stuff
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