Oak Mountain Blue Trail to White Trail Loop

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Oak Mountain Blue Trail to White Trail Loop is a 12.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pelham, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
12.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1771 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

old growth

rocky

scramble

hiking
22 days ago

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!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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!

hiking
1 month ago

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11 months ago

Saturday, December 10, 2016

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 .

trail running
Friday, November 11, 2016

hiking
Friday, September 16, 2016

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!

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

hiking
Monday, April 04, 2016

Trail was great, went the day after a rainstorm and saw a great many natural springs. Good views at the Kings chair and along the rim trail. Gets 4 stars because it's very crowded. Please, practice "leave no trace", a good bit of trash near PVF

hiking
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Overall good hike. Markings and maps are terrible for all the trails, but the trails themselves are wonderful.

cross country skiing
Monday, December 07, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Not for beginners. We took this one the first time we hiked and it wasn't pretty. Have hiked it a few times since and it does get easier. The first mile is pretty hard with the elevation gain. Overall it is a great day hike with some good views and plenty of rocks to rest on. Please take lots of water and be ready for a challenge if you are new to hiking. We started at the North Trail head took the first left at the blue trail turned right on the orange connector till we intersected with the red bike trail and then followed that back out to the North Trail head. Look out for the cyclists on the red trail.

hiking
Sunday, August 17, 2014

hiking
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Started at the North Trailhead and went the 1.5 miles up to a split off called "Eagle's Nest." The view was pretty cool and you can climb up on a rock for even better views, but the real magic of this place is up at the next area called, "King's Chair".

Kings Chair is just a little bit past Eagles Nest, and the view is spectacular. There's a few good spots to get a good view, and the trails are all very well maintained.

I'll definitely be coming back here with my ENO hammock and a good book. Well worth the effort it takes to get there.