North Lakes Connector

MODERATE 1 reviews
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North Lakes Connector is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pelham, Alabama that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
439 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

The North Lakes Connector Trail begins at Lunker Lake at the north end of the park and connects to the rest of the Oak Mountain Trail system. Shelby County built the trail using a Recreational Trails Program grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. The $60,000 ADECA grant was matched with up to $15,000 from Shelby County. The project costs came in under budget, according to Chad Scroggins, Chief Development Officer for Shelby County. Shelby County acted as the project manager, working with the State Parks System, and handled the construction, which started in May. "We worked with the Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers mountain bikers club and the park to plan the trail," Scroggins said. "Everyone agreed in the direction we took to make it best suited for the needs of Oak Mountain State Park."

hiking
4 months ago

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