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16 days ago

Easy hike with only a few inclines. Easily connects to white and rec.

hiking
16 days ago

Peaceful. Only on elevation change. You can continue in white or yellow trails if you want to go farther.

Thanks for the Memories

Pretty easy, most of the time. Nice scenic overlook!

Did a partial of this today.
Started at NTH
Took red road to red/white connector.
White to Orange connector.
Orange to Blue
Back to NTH.
(Aprox. 7.5 miles)
Great scenery and variety.

Great time with my wife this morning up the Blue across the Red and down the White. Not too hot today but still crazy humid. Was in the shade the entire time.

hiking
1 month ago

We did this in Reverse today, Going red first gave us a chance to get warmed up before tackling the hills. Great trails, well marked and the view at the Chair was wonderful. Cant wait to see it again when the leaves start changing and the streams fill up.

There is Overflow parking just past North Trailhead parking.

1 month ago

Busy trail

on Red Road

hiking
2 months ago

This is one of our favorite trails to take when we haven’t hiked in a while and need to take it fairly easy. Usually a group of three of us go, and we park one car at the North Trailhead and ride together to the overlook on the way up to Peavine Falls trailhead so we can hike one-way instead of the loop. There are a few small hills, but nothing bad. It can get tricky due to big chunks of gravel at some spots so you need to watch your step or you’ll trip. If it has rained an unusually large amount, you’re going to get your feet and possibly your legs wet crossing several places. If it’s summer and it’s hot and there isn’t a breeze, keep moving because there is one spot at the highest altitude where you’ll always have a breeze. This is a great place to stop and eat a snack.

North Trailhead straight up the Blue in all its steepness. Stupid hot and humid day but had great conversation with my buddy John as we took the Blue to the Orange and down the White. Accidentally took the White turn to the cabins at the bottom and added another half hour to the trip.

I’ve hiked this trail with my boyfriend and just did the same route alone. Started at the North Trailhead meaning it was a serious uphill hike right from the start. Bypassed Eagles Nest overlook and stopped at Kings chair. I had limited time and King’s Chair is my favorite. Stayed on blue to Orange Bypass. Was looking for the marker where the bomber plane crashed but must have missed it. Returned on Red which is a bike trail. Dry season so the regular spots where there was running water was dry. Very few people on the trail. None after I left King’s Chair. It was a great hike.

Love this trail— takes about 2-3 hours (if taking your time) out and back. I go with my doggo, and we usually don’t see anyone until we get to the falls. Once you get to peavine falls it’s a little difficult to find them, but if you keep going on the “top of falls” path, you’ll get over a hill to the bottom of the falls. 10/10 would recommend.

3 months ago

Short, easy trail.

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

3 months ago

good

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
3 months 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.

Beautiful view, highly recommend! There are multiple ways to hike to King's Chair. Great trails across this entire park with lots of connectors. Not difficult to hike, well maintained.

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

This was a good hike for our family with multiple children

Best view I’ve found in the area!! Worth it. Definitely steep and uphill.

Parked one car at the Peavine parking lot. Second car back to the North Trailhead. Up the Blue in the super muggy humid 93 degree joy known as Alabama Summer to Kings Chair. Great view but super sun exposed and hot at the top. Blue trail in the shade the entire way across the park. I like the traverse here on the Blue better than the White just due to the shade. Took the Blue/White connector down to the creek and finished the trail staying to the right at every fork. The last quarter mile was a brutal straight uphill assault but we survived. 7.8 miles of awesomeness hanging with my great friend Holice. Will definitely do this again soon.

A lot of fun. Hike down to the falls was pretty steep for my two 9 yr olds, but they were able to get down and up again safely.

Nice hike. Short. Parts poorly maintained, considering you pay to get in to the park. Parts may be difficult for smaller children.

Good loop. Nice adjacent streams. Once you are on Group Camp Road look for closed gate to parking lot. Seven Bridges Trail is just before gate but isn’t marked. Watch for bikes on this trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Parked one car at the Peavine parking lot and second car at the North trailhead where we started the hike. Hit the trail at 745am. Overcast and cloudy so as we started into the woods it was very surreal. Felt like we were in the Misty Mountains in Lord Of The Rings. The first mile and a half was a beautiful slight ascent to the top of the mountain. Beautiful streams and cool rock formations along the way with a great view from the top of Indian Rock. At this point a pretty severe thunderstorm was hanging just north of us over Birmingham and the radar said we were fine but a soon as we hit the top of the ridge line it started raining on us. The temp dropped which was awesome and the rain started lightly as well. No complaints. But the storm shifted south and we spent the next 90 minutes under the deluge. The thunder was amazing. The trail was still very passable but we did walk thru quite a bit of water as we journeyed thru the storm. Top of the ridge was slightly overgrown but passable. Finally descended down to do the last mile up the creek also a little overgrown. Stopped at Peavine Falls for a minute and ascended to the parking lot. 3.5 hours and 6.9 miles total. Was an epic adventure and absolutely loved the first half thru the woods. Will consider the same trailhead and ascend the Blue trail to Kings Chair and then use the Orange connector to loop back to the White trail and descend it back thru the woods to the North trailhead starting point. Will definitely do this hike again.

4 months ago

Live this trail

Awesome hike down a steep incline. It feels like hiking in the ADXs. Clean cold waterfall at the bottom

Great hike with lots of options for scenic side-treks and amazing overlooks. If you start at the north end you’ll wind up at Peavine Falls as your halfway point. Not as majestic as I’d hoped for but the variety of scenery made up for the less than stellar waterfall and the fact that the waterfall is a bit busy with families since there is a parking lot near the falls.

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