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Average Rating:    (4.27 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

This trail has many miles of fast singletrack. There is little elevation change. The trail has several loops and shortcuts which provide an endless combination of rides. There is no specified way to ride the trail, but many sections are more fun in one direction. Explore it and have fun!
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Latitude
30.690921184422862
Longitude
-88.19120407104492
Trail Directions
In the Mobile Area, traveling on I-65, take exit 3 onto Airport Blvd. Go West. Stay on Airport for about 3 miles until you reach the intersection with University Blvd. Take a right onto University and go 1 mile. At the interscetion with Old Shell take a left and proceed past the University. After 2 miles at the Hillcrest-Old Shell intersection you should see a church and a field on the right. Most people park in the field opposite the church. There is a trailhead that is at the edge of the field. Head down this trail and start looking for the trench. Just before you reach it you will see a small entrance to a trail on the left take it. It allows you to skip the trench, the sand, and the dirt road. You will come out on the dirt road cross it and keep following the trail.
Trail Length
15miles or so
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Mobile
Zip/Postal Code
36530
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Review Date
September 26, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Spiderider ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
There are 12 miles of trail at South Alabama now, most people in Mobile ride this network of trails more than any other. Mostly flat singletrack with small inclines. Great for riding at night and after it rains you can ride the trails. (they hold up good). Lots of roots and pine straw. Check out Cycle Therapy on Hillcrest for routes, directions and group rides.



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Review Date
February 25, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Russell King ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I rode this trail a lot back in 2011 and decided to break in my new bike with the break in the weather. This is a well marked trail with a lot of tree roots and a few logs to go over. There are also a few washouts and narrow paths between trees to negotiate. The trail itself has a lot of loops and switchbacks that add to the challenge, but prevent high speed running. This is a trail that is good for beginners, but challenging enough to keep it interesting.

The one downside to this trail is the broken glass. More than once I have seen local kids partying in the woods and they throw bottles everywhere. There are a couple of sections where the trail is literally paved in broken glass. In several places I was forced to dismount and walk my bike through to avoid a flat tire.

The kids are harmless. If you say hello, they respond back cheerfully, so don't let that deter you. With all the tree roots, you'll be watching the ground closely enough to see the glass. Just make sure you bring everything you need to handle a flat.



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Review Date
July 21, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Megashnauzer ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Awesome. It's been a few years since I've ridden this network. I was suprised at the amount of construction has gone on in the area. A lot of trail seems to be missing but a lot of new trail has been constructed. Whoever has been building trail has been doing a great job. Fast, fun and easy to follow single track. I especially liked the trash pit with all the bottles, irons and doll baby heads.

Recommended Route:
Follow the white blazes about 7 miles until you hit the clear cut. Supposedly the trail continues on the other side but we turned around and followed the yellow blazes back.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Chickasawbogue, UWF



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Review Date
May 30, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: JakeDaSnake ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Lots of fast tight trails, switchbacks and a few elevation changes, its fun for any type of riding... if you like freeriding theres tons of stair cases and drops on campus, lol

Recommended Route:
anyone

Other recommended trails in the same area:
none



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Review Date
November 27, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: fujifan06 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I just rode the trail two weeks ago and it was alot of fun although the recent construction and development has left some parts of the trail with dead ends. Unfortunately these dead ends usually aren't within sight so you usually have to back pedal a good bit before you get back on the trail. It has a nice flow to the trails while offering a nice mix of downhill, some decent uphill, jumps, a few table-tops, as well as some tight turns. Only once did I find myself thankful for being cautious as I approached some of the larger mounds. Be careful around the mound that has two wooden ladders running down the backside because if you not careful and take the wrong trail, the one running to the right, you will hit a six or seven foot drop off straight down. Overall, I had a great time and will be riding it again most likely this weekend.

Recommended Route:
The trails are marked, but not very well, so mix and match your routes and have fun all day.



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