#3 of 22 state parks in Alabama

Best trails in Oak Mountain State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama? AllTrails has 42 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 30 moderate trails in Oak Mountain State Park ranging from 1.2 to 13.9 miles and from 554 to 1,286 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
If you're looking for adventure for the whole family, Oak Mountain State Park is your spot. This is Alabama's largest park, and offers something for everyone. There are cottages, camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, mountain bike trails, and horseback riding facilities. It's a quick drive from Birmingham, so come early on a weekend day!
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Map of trails in Oak Mountain State Park
Park information
Acreage
9940 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mailing address
Oak Mountain State Park
200 Terrace Dr
Pelham, AL 35124
Contact
205-620-2520
Top trails (42)
#1 - Kings Chair Loop
Oak Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(299)
Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
The Kings Chair has a great view. Start Blue trail at North Trailhead take to Kings Chair out and back continue on Blue trail to Red Blue connector. Then Red trail back to trailhead.Show more
#2 - Peavine Falls via Green and White Trail Loop
Oak Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(217)
Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 54 m
$5 per person to get in. Easy parking access to trail head without driving far into the park. Green Trail connects to the White Trail, which will take you right by the falls. A couple of challenging Show more
#3 - Blue Trail (South Rim Trail)
Oak Mountain State Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(93)
Length: 14.1 mi • Est. 7 h 7 m
Blue Trail (South Rim Trail) is a 14.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pelham, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a numShow more
#4 - Peavine Falls Short Loop
Oak Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(129)
Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 41 m
Peavine Falls Short Loop is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pelham, Alabama that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, aShow more
#5 - King's Chair Overlook via White and Blue Trail Loop
Oak Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(73)
Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
From the North Trailhead hike the easy beginning of the White Trail, then its a steep ascent to the ridge, down the White/Blue connector, then along the Blue trail to the King's Chair lookout with beaShow more
#6 - Oak Mountain State Park White Trail
Oak Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(60)
Length: 12.2 mi • Est. 5 h 59 m
Oak Mountain State Park White Trail is a 12.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chelsea, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offerShow more
#7 - Maggies Glen Loop
Oak Mountain State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(109)
Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
The hike to Maggies Glen from the North Trailhead in Oak Mtn State Park is an excellent hike for beginners or for a family that wants to enjoy a Sunday afternoon. This particular hike should only takeShow more
#8 - Oak Mountain Blue Trail to White Trail Loop
Oak Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(53)
Length: 12.8 mi • Est. 6 h 23 m
Oak Mountain Blue Trail to White Trail Loop is a 12.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pelham, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a Show more
#9 - Oak Mountain Foothills Trail
Oak Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(40)
Length: 12.1 mi • Est. 6 h 7 m
The Yellow Trail at Oak Mountain State Park is a also known as the Foothills Trail. This trail begins at the North Trail Head and heads south. You can also hike it by starting at the south Trail head Show more
#10 - Tranquility Lake Loop via White Trail, Foothills Trail, and Cat Dog Snake
Oak Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(57)
Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
Tranquility Lake Loop via White Trail, Foothills Trail, and Cat Dog Snake is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pelham, Alabama that features a lake and is rated as moderate. TheShow more
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