Explore the most popular trail running 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.

This was a great trail, but the hike out from the north trailhead is in the “moderate plus” range. That threw me off a little, as the first mile out was a lot more exercise than I was expecting from a “moderate” trail. After you get to the spot where the red connector meets, it is someplace in between easy and moderate. As a comparison, going out was similar in effort to the “ridge and valley” trail at Ruffner. However, the view at the top is the best in town.

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful trail! Had trouble actually finding kings chair but otherwise a great hike

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful view! would definitely come again

backpacking
26 days ago

though it rained pretty hard, me and my fiancé LOVED this park! the trails are awesome and the views are beautiful!! even the staff are extremely sweet!!! will definitely come back!

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
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

This is one of my favorite hikes in the Birmingham area. Certainly a fun date with a semi-difficult hike to the top (depending on your activity level) and a very rewarding view at the end. I certainly recommend taking your time at the top of King's Chair so be sure to factor that into your allotted hiking time. It is great for dogs and offers a stunning view of the Chelsea area. It is always breezy at the top of King's chair, so plan accordingly.

hiking
3 months ago

My wife and I enjoyed this great little hike. Well marked and maintained trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Short, very easy trail. I'm an avid geocacher, and there are several caches hidden along this trail. Very nice walk in the woods!

Nice challenging trail! Worth the hike!

Great hike today with family

It was good:)

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!

good workout getting up the mountain, definitely worth it once you're up on the ridge

trail running
6 months ago

Awesome workout. Starts off rough coming from the north trail. Ran/walked/hiked from the gate to Kings Bridge lookout and back. The view is worth it. Yall weren’t lying when you rated it “difficult.”

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.

trail running
6 months ago

good workout!

hiking
7 months ago

Fairly easy route. Steep climb right out of North Trailhead. A lot of exposed tree roots. Great view and peaceful once you get to King’s Chair. Fairly easy hike out. Decided to skip Red-blue connector and go to orange connector so as to pass plane crash site. Nothing really to see. Took orange connector to Red road for feeder trail out to north trailhead. Red road is gentle downhill descent with a lot of gullies. Overall it was a good trail. Bring camera for great pics on overlooks.

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

hiking
8 months ago

This is a nice warm up trail if you plan on hiking some of the more strenuous trails in the park.

hiking
9 months ago

This trial had steep hills and the views were so rewarding.

challenging hike but worth it

Best hike at Oak Mountain. King's Chair is relaxing and has great view.

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.

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