Oak Mountain Top Loop is a 6.8 mile moderately 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: 6.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,217 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

Follow the Red Trail southwest to where the Red Trail reaches the Peavine Falls Road. Buchwacking south up to the Green Trail you can follow the Green Trail north back to the Red Trail. Follow Red Trail north until you reach the Yellow/White Connector. Take the connector until it reaches the Yellow (Foothills) Trail. Follow the Yellow (Foothills) Trail until it met the Treetop Nature Trail. Continue on the Treetop Nature Trail until you reach the parking lot where you parked.

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bugs
1 month ago

Fun trail, though the elevation gain (especially starting out going up the Green Trail to West Ridge) isn’t for the faint of heart! Having done West Ridge a couple months ago (late February/early March), I can say the scenery is best in the late fall/winter since the bare trees give you a great view of the lake to the north.

hiking
6 months ago

Fun trail. As others already mentioned, take the ridge walk instead of the red trail. Also make sure to stop off and check out the different birds at the end.

hiking
7 months ago

Easily one of the best trails I’ve hiked. It had everything. Creeks, rolling hills, climb, rocks, hardwoods, ridge walk. Great workout too! Do yourself a favor and take west ridge trail between yellow/white connector and green trail. It is beautiful and way better than red road. I’m actually not sure why it’s not part of this official recording instead of red road, which is just a less scenic dual track.

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rocky
Sun Jun 02 2019

Loved it. It ended up being about 7 miles for me and I did it in about 2.5 hrs. It was well marked and beautiful. I went in the afternoon and only passed a few other people. Great views. Lovely streams and rock formations along the way. There is a lot of going up and down hill and a lot of very rocky areas. It is mostly shaded but there are some places the trail gets direct sunlight

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bugs
rocky
Sat Mar 30 2019

Great Morning Trail, Great Views. Half fast trail, half technical traversing. Not marked as clearly as you would expect but all in all a Great Trail.

hiking
Thu Dec 27 2018

Nice for a day hike and could be extended for a nice weekend trip. Clocked in just under 8 miles. Pretty rocky going down via (green trail). Nice elevation gains (1,577 total for me). Not a lot of water on the trail once you’re off the yellow trail. Otherwise well maintained trail. Entry fee to the park is $5 PER adult (Dec 2018).

hiking
Mon Mar 12 2018

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

hiking
Mon Nov 24 2014

I hiked this trail and it turned out to be 8 miles. Pretty awesome morning hike. Be prepared for some elevation change. A good challenge for a novice hiker like me.

running
Sun Feb 23 2014

Oak Mountain's White Trail (Shakleford) is accessible most easily from the North Trailhead near the camp area, or from Peavine Falls. Elevation is around 1200+ feet at its highest point. It is 6.3 miles from the trailhead to Peavine Falls. Great trail running. Some areas are a bit challenging on the descent amongst the rocky out cropping going up to the peak. Nice woods! Good year round. The complete loop can be done in 3.5-4 hrs with breaks. Take enough water and a snack. Dogs love the trail! Appropriate trail running/ hiking apparel is highly suggested. In the winter 32-40 oz of water suffices. In the summer I carry a 100 oz camelback hydration pack and an extra 20 oz bottle. A must for trail running enthusiasts.

camping
Fri Oct 26 2012

this is the first place that i actually backpacked into and camped the night at when i was in my teens. even though this website doesnt say it, there is pirimitive camping sites along the trails inside the state park.

hiking
Sun Apr 24 2011

Actually this is a state park so it's a collection of 5 hiking trails and 1 biking trail. There is a small fee of 3 dollars to get in but that is not that much compared to most parks. The trails are nice and most are pretty easy. The hardest one is also the shortest one which is almost straight up for 2 miles.

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