Mountain Biking in Birmingham, AL
About Birmingham Mountain Biking
Coldwater Mountain is the Baskin Robbins of trails: cross-country routes, gravity-fed flow trails, entry-level trails, and more jumps, berms, and scenery than you could whip your wheel at. While it’s still under development, with more trail being added by the day, Coldwater remains a top choice if you find yourself anywhere near Anniston, Ala. It is one of only 11 IMBA ride centers in the country.
Another option is the crown jewel of Alabama mountain biking at Oak Mountain State Park, which has 29 miles of trails in all flavors. Centered around a gorgeous lake (which means post-ride dip), this single track is the highlight of the Xterra Southeast Championship course, which top Xterra pros have called “the best course on the circuit.”
For a unique ride, Tannehill trails will leave you pumped on both adrenaline and curiosity, as you ride your modern steed amongst 45 historic structures dating back to the early 1800s. Once the site of a Civil War industrial complex for the Confederate Army, this 1,500-acre park is one of the most interesting rides in the state.
This 1500-acre park provides one of the most interesting mountain bike rides in the state: equal parts adrenaline and fascinating history.
The LJCC offers mountain bikers a really quick, convenient, lung-busting 5-mile trail, only minutes from downtown. Perfect for a lunchtime ride.
With its 29-miles of diverse trail, Oak Mountain State Park is the crown jewel of Alabama mountain biking. Even the pros rank it as a top destination.
This is one of only 11 IMBA ride centers in the country. On this 4,000 acre plot of land, you'll find one of the best mountain biking destinations east of the Mississippi.
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