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.

An uphill trek begins from the North Trailhead. Once on the ridge, you'll be treated with gorgeous scenic views. Don't miss King's Chair, Eagle's Nest and other views from the ridge. Will definitely be back.

3 days ago

If you are looking for a nice quiet walk in nature this is not the place. A good portion of cemetery trail butts right up against the I-65 right of way and the noise is horrendous. Listening to belching 18 wheelers whizzing by at 80 miles an hour ruined the whole experience for me.

First time hiking in oak mountain. The green trail has a bit of a bite to it. Definitely a moderate trail with various dips and rises across the mountain to the Peavine Fall. We connected to the white trail to the top of the falls. The climb down to the bottom of the fall is a bit tricky an can be slippery climbing out. Taking the green trail back became a little tasking so we took the orange (horse) trail back to the wild life center. It’s a pretty level hike back saved us about 30 minutes (just watch your step). Overall Peavine Falls did not disappoint and the green trail was a welcomed challenge.

great trail.lots of trails that connect with others witch can create some confusion.well worth a day in the woods.

Nice loop with some flat areas and some steep, rocky areas. 20-foot Peavine Falls is nice when it has enough water, which it frequently does not. The Green Trail keeps going east on the ridgeline and ends down near the park office, so do not miss the right turn on the green-white connector to stay on this loop. Also, there is a nice overlook from the ridgetop Green Trail. Probably the most scenic hike at Oak Mountain though definitely not the longest.

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

8 days ago

9 days ago

Loved this trail. not only was the scenery gorgeous but the history with this park was interesting.

Just finished hiking the 10.25 loop here today. The trails were very well marked but for longer distances you saw some of the same things. To call this a moderate hike is a bit much if you have done any hiking before. Still a gorgeous place to go and see the waterfall.

11 days ago

This trip kicked our tail. We went counter clockwise so we could hit the mountain first. Climbing the mountain had tons of rocks so be extremely careful not to twist an ankle. The path down was very similar. Once you make it to Chinnabee Silent Trail near the next railhead it levels out and is incredibly enjoyable for the next 5 miles. trail is 6 miles of rolling hills. You have to cross 3 creeks so be careful to spot the correct trail. The last 3 miles are mostly uphill and we were exhausted. Barely made it due to exhaustion. Having said all this, this is absolutely a trail worth taking. A beautiful view from the top of the mountain, gorgeous waterfalls, rolling hills, canyons, pine thickets, and some killer camping spots. The distance wasn't bad, but the elevation certainly was. Next time I'll make it a 3 day tip and preserve our strength.

Well maintained trails. Recently did about 11 miles starting at the North Trailhead of the Tashka and finishing up on the Lakeside Trail. I've hiked Lurleen many times. The only trails I have yet to hike are the Ridge Loop and the Five Oaks Loop.

Nicely maintained trails with new trails under construction. Perfect for a day hike with the family and dog.

14 days ago

Red Mountain Park is a good time and is perfect for a Sunday afternoon hike. Don't expect too much in the way of a challenge, and the red mud can be a pain to get out of your clothing. The view from Grace's Gap is decent and offers a fun stroll past some cool attractions.

Well marked, well kept up, tons of informational posts along the trails along with park benches here and there to take a rest on. It's a haven in the middle of the city.

Easy, flat and to the point. Nice trail if you wanna get a good walk/run in. Lots of overlooks along the way and marked really well.


So I completed the Ridge Loop Trail which is a new trail off the Tashka Trail. It was well cleared and fairly level. Also had markers every 0.5 miles. I took my time and stopped for a break and finished the 4 mile loop in about 2 hours. Ridge Loop would be good for new hikers and those looking for a quick hike.

nature trips
24 days ago

The trail was relaxing and runs alongside the river. Not much in the way of wildlife or birds appeared. The directions are terrible! We spoke with a wildlife officer and he told us about the parking lot that has ample parking. If you are coming from RT 278 and turn onto 1651, the next road at end of bridge.

Had a blast

Great trail so far. We took our 8yr old and 3yr old boys. This trail actually offers 5 different trails; 1 mile, 2.5 miles, 4 miles, 7 miles, and 11.2 miles. Today we hiked the 2.5 mile trail. It was easy to follow, easy for the boys to hike, but still a fun challenge with ups and downs and loop arounds. We will be going back and hiking the 4 mile trail next.

Awesome trail

needs more trail signs

trail running
1 month ago

Ran out and back from Athens. Great trail. Smooth running surface

1 month ago

Counter clockwise is a good way to go. That puts the big climb up the mountain first. Lots of nice views up there. The trouble with the rest of the trail is the creek crossings and the lack of signage. Yup, it's a wilderness. But it seems like every time you reach a creek the trail dissolves on both sides of the water. Almost none of the creek crossings are obvious or directly where the trail meets the water and then picking up the trail on the other side becomes a chore.

Hike to the falls is easy, mostly on a gravel road and not incredibly scenic. The falls itself is beautiful but unfortunately covered in ugly graffiti.

1 month ago

Good walked by trail. They have added to it recently and the round trip is 1.5 miles. Far from a moderate trail this is a very easy walk.

1 month ago

I really enjoyed this trail. Found lots of geocaches along the way, too.

We really enjoyed our family hike.

Beautiful trail, very enjoyable hike. Please note - trail loop as shown on this app is NOT possible with high water. We had to back track, luckily found a bridge to cross, and then crossed again through the creek at a low and slow part, to return to the trailhead. The loop shown assumes you can cross where the falls meet the creek / river. Water too fast for that. Might save a couple new to the area hikers from a similar predicament, with daylight quickly running out. ;)

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