Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Alabama with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great hike - more like 4.5 miles though. Beautiful scenery with the streams and bridges. Definitely a do over.

hiking
2 days ago

Easy trail, with a nice swinging bridge to check out right before the overlook.

Love love love this little state park! Great hiking, really great trails!

Quick hike to get the kids out and into the woods. Followed it up with the Treetop loop so my 2 yr old could see the rehabbing owls, vultures and hawks. She loved it!

hiking
6 days ago

Good distance and can lead to more trails for further hiking. Can make a good day if it.

Some easy and flat trails, and some that are more of a “hike”. Good variety for running,walking or hiking. Very shady too!

hiking
7 days ago

Super easy trail for those would like a couple of hours with nature.

Hiked a large part of this trail in mid-July after a rainstorm. The heat and humidity had subsided so it wasn't bad. The trails are very well maintained, options of paved asphalt, raised wooden trails, or primitive dirt trails. Little elevation change, restrooms, and water all along the way. There are some beautiful scenic spots and amazing ecosystems along the way. The reason this gets a 5 star over a four is the wildlife. Saw several snakes, frogs, turtles, and birds. Even saw a bobcat on the wooden trail. Did not see alligators or armadillos but according to campers there are plenty around the area so be cautious and aware at all times. Definite must for any outdoorsy person in the Gulf Shores area.

mountain biking
11 days ago

Professionally constructed trail. Recently cleared and maintained.

Great place for casual ride.

This is very nice trail system close to the University of Alabama. It is very easy to follow. There are two serious hills to climbs, but other than that, the elevation changes are easy. You can still hear highway traffic, but it is still peaceful. Hikers and bikers are sharing the trails, so be mindful, but the locals are super nice.

This is very nice trail system close to the University of Alabama. It is very easy to follow. There are two serious hills to climbs, but other than that, the elevation changes are easy. You can still hear highway traffic, but it is still peaceful. Hikers and bikers are sharing the trails, so be mindful, but the locals are super nice.

hiking
16 days ago

Did Alligator Marsh Trail to Bear Creek Trail. Short unpaved out and back Trail.

hiking
16 days ago

Red Road from the north trail head traverses Oak Mountain State Park to the scenic overlook. The first 2.5 miles is an ascent up the mountain. The remainder is mostly flat, but is a rock old fire road. The trail is also shared with mountain bikers, but that isn't a problem due to the width.

nice trail

Hiked the sugar tree to smoke rise route for the first time this season yesterday. It's always been one of my favorites for a quick get your heart going walk through beautiful woods. So upset to come upon new construction at the intersection of sugar tree and smoke rise yesterday! Happy for the homeowners but so disappointed for those of us who have enjoyed (until now) the escape from suburbia. Still have to give the trail 5 stars. It's really a beautiful hike.

Excellent trail system for walking, running or biking. Now that the boardwalks are complete you can easily walk or bike to the beach or fishing pier. Lots of wildlife viewing opportunities.

Very good place for beginners and intermediate riders.

The blue trail is my favorite at Oak Mountain. No bikers whizzing by makes this a beautiful, peaceful hike. I will do it again!

trail running
1 month ago

Nice, lush, fairly flat 5k loop. The deer in the area are not afraid of humans! I was able to get so close to one, I was certain it was a large lawn ornament!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Cheif Ladiga Trail is a great ride. The diversity you get to see riding it is really incredible. My dad and I have enjoyed biking together here several times. He's even rode from Jacksonville to Georgia. Looking at hitting the trail Thursday afternoon with my dad and daughter. Being able to spend time in the outdoors with my Dad who introduced me to the outdoors when I was just a kid , now being able to share my love for the outdoors with not only my Dad , but my daughter as well is wonderful. Not many places for young kids to ride like this piece of heaven we have right here in our backyard.

This trail is well maintained and well marked. There are a couple good overlooks and a lot of wildlife to see. I hiked this with a friend and we even spotted a young male deer.

Had a blast there this past weekend

Very well maintained trails thanks to the volunteers and the local boy Boy Scout troop’s Eagle Scout project! Very quiet area and lovely experience! I will be back!
Be sure to bring some bug spray!

good luck finding yr way whoever marked the trails was blind

Great trail! My 7 year old hiked all the way to the waterfall and back. We found lots of cool mushrooms, dragonflies, animal holes, rocks, and leaves. A dragonfly took a ride on my finger, and my daughter found a dead little bumblebee she created a Viking funeral for with a leaf in the creek. We swam and relaxed before hiking back. This trail is a hidden gem.

hiking
1 month ago

I enjoyed my hike on the red trail (7 Miles). More trail markers for clear directions would have been helpful but the trails were well-defined and good.

IF YOU SEE RED MARKERS you are not on Waterline. Easy to get turned around. Go back and find the trail again. The map on this app is invaluable. Other than that, fantastic hike. I’ve gone down Alms to Three Caves and back a good number of times but never did this loop. It’s much better. But beware that starting down Waterline is VERY steep.

Lakeside trail is in excellent shape. Hike down to below the dam and watch the waterfall so serene.

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