Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Oak Mountain State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Awesome hike down a steep incline. It feels like hiking in the ADXs. Clean cold waterfall at the bottom

Great hike with lots of options for scenic side-treks and amazing overlooks. If you start at the north end you’ll wind up at Peavine Falls as your halfway point. Not as majestic as I’d hoped for but the variety of scenery made up for the less than stellar waterfall and the fact that the waterfall is a bit busy with families since there is a parking lot near the falls.

hiking
14 days ago

I didn’t do the whole Bump Trail because there was a mountain bike race on the trail the day I went so I did the Treetop Nature Trail (.5 mile family friendly walk with exhibits of rescued raptors) to the Yellow Trail, also called the Foothills Trail, ending at Lake Tranquility. This route intersected me with the Bump Trail a few times. There were some elevation gains on the Yellow Trail that added a challenging touch, and in many areas you truly get the feeling of being by yourself in the woods. The Yellow Trail winds you multiple times near and over a very scenic creek, so if you’re a “fill as you go” hiker you’ll have plenty of opportunities for water refills or to just get you hat wet to cool off like I did. The trail looks like it ends at a picnic area because of a downed bridge but a short walk around reveals a second bridge. Continuing on this trail takes you to the Lake Tranquility dam, which you approach via a trail next to the dam’s spillway which makes for a nice waterfall, and the trail wraps around the small lake for more great scenery.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great trail for some cardio!

An uphill trek begins from the North Trailhead. Once on the ridge, you'll be treated with gorgeous scenic views. Don't miss King's Chair, Eagle's Nest and other views from the ridge. Will definitely be back.

First time hiking in oak mountain. The green trail has a bit of a bite to it. Definitely a moderate trail with various dips and rises across the mountain to the Peavine Fall. We connected to the white trail to the top of the falls. The climb down to the bottom of the fall is a bit tricky an can be slippery climbing out. Taking the green trail back became a little tasking so we took the orange (horse) trail back to the wild life center. It’s a pretty level hike back saved us about 30 minutes (just watch your step). Overall Peavine Falls did not disappoint and the green trail was a welcomed challenge.

Nice loop with some flat areas and some steep, rocky areas. 20-foot Peavine Falls is nice when it has enough water, which it frequently does not. The Green Trail keeps going east on the ridgeline and ends down near the park office, so do not miss the right turn on the green-white connector to stay on this loop. Also, there is a nice overlook from the ridgetop Green Trail. Probably the most scenic hike at Oak Mountain though definitely not the longest.

hiking
3 months ago

Enjoyed the hike. Pretty stout terrain. Definitely moderate. Not for beginners unless you enjoy being super sore.

hiking
6 months ago

Went out and hiked the new trail. Great trail. Can't wait to ride it.

I love the blue trail! I prefer to start off in the PVF parking lot — you still get elevation gains if you hike the entire trail but the ascents are more gradual than if you start from the north trailhead. My favorite loop is blue trail to yellow trail to green trail. I start and end at the south trailhead/Peavine Falls parking lot. Lots of beautiful vistas, around 2000 ft elevation gains, and it’s a 14.4 mile hike if you include a stop at Kong’s Chair. If you enjoy long hikes and have about 6 hours to spare, I highly recommend it!

trail running
7 months ago

Nice trail. Leave it for bikers though.

Oak Mountain is a beautiful place! I have ran here multiple times and have always had a beautiful experience! It challenges me in the best way! Hike to King’s Chair for a jaw dropping view!

This was a very confusing situation. We went 5.5 miles and finally had to just walk on the road to get to the car because the park was about to close. It was probably about 7 miles rather than 3.6 as indicated. Beautiful terrain and more like 18 bridges rather than 7 as indicated. :-/. The last half was actually a bike trail that did not follow the path. It was a beautiful day though.

We hiked this morning and the trail is well marked but some how a little confused, we stopped at the. Yellow and white mark.

challenging hike but worth it

backpacking
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

We originally we're going to do the loop, but got to the waterfall, set up the hammock and then decided to come on back.
We got to the falls around 9:30 and only one other person was there so it was great!
As we were coming back up around 11, there were more people.
The waterfall was beautiful! It just rained so it was really flowing. We brought our swimsuits in hopes to jump in, but the water was pretty cold and the pool was shallow. I'm sure if someone was really wanting to, laying in the pool and playing under the waterfall would be a blast.
Trail started off as mostly a road and the last half was trail, pretty rocky and steep. Coming back up felt like we were going straight up but wasn't too crazy. Rocks can be a bit slippery though.
Overall, fun trail and good hangout.
Also, 5 bucks a person to get in.

Take a swimsuit!

Beautiful waterfall and stream but not well marked.

amazing park, well organized. if you planing backcountry camping be at camping office no later than 9am.

Easiest trail to get lost on do not reccomend

I live in New Orleans and for a 5 hour drive it's definitely worth the trip. The hiking trails are great and the mountain biking is amazing . great views and all the streams and the waterfalls make the hiking and biking even nicer . been to Oak Mountain 4 times so far . The camp sights are great .

Good trail many unmapped side trails nice lookout point

mountain biking
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Great all around trail. Good combo with some decent climbs.

Beautiful trail with all the changing colors. I took my daughter on a hike here. It was good and challenging and made me work up a sweat. I love how well marked every trail is. Although it was somewhat busy there that day, we felt completely alone on the trail which was so nice! I love Oak Mountain and we will be back to do a longer and more challenging trail in the future months.

Amazing!!

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Great place to walk.

I took my family to oak mountain where Peavine is located and it was actually very rewarding. Although I would have to say I didn't do the green trail. But I managed to do the white and it was a little steep. I had my baby with me thinking it would be kid friendly and I'm glad I was able to manage. The markers were awesome. I drove all the way up where it was four miles and hiked about 5k overall. There's also the area that takes you to kings chair and it was gorgeous; with that I wouldn't suggest bringing a baby or child at this trail where there's red and blue trails. And if going on so, take the red for harder and the blue for more moderate.

Great trail to prepare yourself for difficult trails throughout the southeast.

Connected to the white trail and then red to return back to my car instead of backtracking!

Bring a camping hammock for your break its perfect!

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