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King's Chair Overlook via White and Blue Trail Loop

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Oak Mountain State Park

King's Chair Overlook via White and Blue Trail Loop is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pelham, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.2 mi Elevation gain 967 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

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Forest

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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 beautiful vistas looking southeast toward Childersburg.

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Stephanie Ernst
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Hiking

Nice escape so close to Birmingham! It’s VERY crowded though. Not a moment of solitude.

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Ezra Boutwell
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HikingOver grown

Excellent day hike. Did white-to-blue and both had absolutely beautiful parts. The last 1/3 of white and scattered parts of blue have some pretty tall grass you'll wade through. Definitely suggest pants, found 3 ticks on my legs from this part. Good resting points along the way. Plenty of wildlife, even spotted a little black racer.

Heath Hancock
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Hiking

Very awesome hike! On the way in Via White, it was very quiet and peaceful. Not much traffic at all. Once i got to Kings Chair, i probably took almost a 2hr break just sitting there soaking it up and enjoying the view. I’ll definitely be hitting this trail again!

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kevin Shyn
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Hiking

We took the long way starting with the white trail, orange connector, blue trail, eagles nest, and a back trail that’s not named. The back trail was the best segment of this loop. It is off the beaten path and more secluded than other parts of the trail. This is an excellent trail for a state park.

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Matthew Derry
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Hiking

Great trail! Although the app says it was 6.3 miles after the hike (we went the wrong way for about .4 miles, still longer than advertised) but was a good trail!

kim king
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Followed route suggested by another hiker due to the crowd out enjoying Leap Day and the beautiful weather. Well maintained and marked trail

Alan M.
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HikingBlowdown

Great hike on a well maintained trail, despite a few blowdowns. Views from Kings chair are worth it. I went up on the white trail. The majority of hikers do an out and back on the blue trail, so the incorporation of the white trail in this loop provided some solitude. Starting this loop on the blue trail will get you to the top in 1.5 miles. If done again, I might find a way to stay off the blue trail on the decent to avoid the crowds, and probably add a longer ridge line section, as that was a highlight.

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JS Allen
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Walking

Great views and moderate climbs.

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Kim Botters
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HikingMuddy

Loved this trail. It has rained for several days before today when we hiked, and it was still dry enough to not worry about having totally waterproof boots (although it was nice). Low spots were flooded but not too bad and minimal loose rocks. We did the trail as laid out by the description but our GPS’s recorded it at 5.02miles. Some steep climbs but moderate throughout. Would be great for dogs or kids. Well marked trails and good maps at big intersections. Gorgeous views this time of year when there are no leaves and loved seeing the streams rushing downhill after all the rain. 4 Jan 2020

Caty Wilhelm
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Hiking

Great trail. Some great uphills and overlooks

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Kate Lamey
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Hiking

Great views year round

John Bloch
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Hiking

Excellent trail system, well maintained and marked. There were a few downed trees that we had to step over or detour around, but none of them had been there very long. King's Chair overlook provided a beautiful view of the Cahaba Valley and was a great place to stop and rest before making our way back to the North Trailhead. In fact, we were so energized by the view, we decided make a detour and climb up and over Eagles Nest. Unfortunately, the view from the overlook there is not quite as spectacular during the summer months, when the canopy is full. Over all, this was an excellent adventure and I look forward to seeing more of Oak Mountain and the trail system it offers.

Chuck Mallett
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HikingBugs

Great trail! Well maintained and an awesome view at Kings Chair! Some moderate level climbs made it fun. Make sure you bring something to deal with the mosquitoes and trekking poles were useful. It was $10.00 for two of us to enter the park so plan on that also. Overall it seems like a great park and we will definitely be back!

Rob R.
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Hiked it with my best bud several times. Great easy hike. Decent view

Scott Goss
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Hiking

A great view..... well worth the hike!

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Paige Davis
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Hiking

We did this hike after hiking to peavine falls. It was steep in some areas and the hike down was definitely easier. But it wasn’t bad at all. The views were incredible once we made it to King’s Chair and it definitely didn’t feel like we were in Alabama.

Trey Horton
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Hiking

Great hike!!

Hanna F
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Hiking

Pretty easy, most of the time. Nice scenic overlook!

Don Bradley
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Siddharth Marathe
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SH Kim
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Kevyn Walls
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AllTrails Kevin Harrison
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Castillo Natalie
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Shane Elmore
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Josh Wilson
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Anna Way
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Michael Otero
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Michael Otero
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Allie Stamper
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