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Oak Mountain Top Loop

MODERATE 24 reviews
#9 of 33 trails in

Oak Mountain Top Loop is a 5.8 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.

5.8 miles
1,167 feet

dog friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


bird watching



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.

2 months ago

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).

Monday, March 12, 2018

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

Monday, November 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.

trail running
Sunday, February 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.

Friday, October 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.

Sunday, April 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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