Coldwater Mountain

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4.72 out of 5
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Intermediate
30
miles

Singletrack
↑ 700 ft
↓ 600 ft
889
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
The first 10 miles of what will hopefully become a 60 mile trail system are now in place and ready for riders. As of the writing of the description, trails currently consist of an easy 1 mile beginners loop and a 9 mile intermediate loop which encircles the mountain and takes full advantage of the terrain and elevation. Think of these current loops as flow trails with elevation. If you crossbred F.A.T.S. and Pisgah, this would be their baby. Trails flow clockwise.

Update 3/5/14: Coldwater Mountain now has 25 miles of trail. IMBA has arrived 3/2014 and plans to add 11 more miles over the next couple months bringing the trail to approximately 35 total miles.
-RemedyRider
added by GoldenGooseSingletrack May 30, 2012
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: would this be a good place for a begginer to come ride? -Guest

A: It's definitely a good place to start. The Baby Bear and Mama Bear trails are a fairly easy beginners trail. As you get better, there are some great challenges further up the mountain!

B0B answered on March 14, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Q: I am thinking of heading here in late October- are there any concerns in the forest regarding hunting season? -jsoflo

A: October is my favorite time of year to hit Coldwater! I don't believe hunting is allowed on the property but even if it is, there are so many mountain bikers who use the trails that hunters will be aware of you. Wearing blaze orange is always a good idea in fall just to be on the safe side.

Jeff Barber answered on August 25, 2015. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Granny Gear

April 11, 2016
dheslep Granny Gear  
 
Review: Where have you been all my life? This place is great and a short drive from the Metro Atlanta Area. We started at the Anniston trail head. Rode the following routes: Tortoise > Chilhoweee > Rock Slot > Bomb Dog > Baby Bear > Momma Bear > Papa Bear > Cassidy > Goldilocks > Cassidy > Talladega > Trillium > Hare. Ended up with about 22 miles with that route. The rock slot area is a real challenge with some pushing needed to get through there. Goldilocks is a fun mostly downhill run with some good rocks mixed in. The map is easy to follow and there are plenty of challenging sections. Great work NEABA.

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Bunny Hop


March 23, 2016
Patgoral Bunny Hop  
 
Review: These are some of my favorite trails in the area. Tons of climbing, fun descending, just chunky enough. Perfect day trip!

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Gramcounter


March 14, 2016
B0B Gramcounter  
 
Review: Just a great place to ride. Lots of variety, from fast and flowy to rooty, rocky,and technical with plenty of climbing for good measure. Plus they keep adding more trails so this trail system has become a must ride for the south.

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Gramcounter


March 11, 2016
arbysauce Gramcounter  
 
Review: I think this trail has overtaken Oak Mountain as the best trail in Alabama. It's well maintained, well marked, and very well designed. There is plenty of rocky, rooty, chunder to go along with the smooth single track on the flow sections, along with just enough climbing to keep you honest on the longest downhill runs in the state.

Similar Trail: Oak Mountain

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Trailblazer


February 29, 2016
djcmmoore Trailblazer  
 
Review: My buddy and I just spent the weekend riding coldwater, we drove down from Nashville. If you're looking for a great mountain bike getaway weekend with some serious riding and great trails this is the place to come. Coldwater offers big climbs, long decents and lots of technical fun riding. We stayed at the Holiday Inn and Anniston which is a beautiful hotel and had dinner at the Peerless saloon.
Home now after 50 miles of singletrack, 5000 feet of climbing and a lot of great memories, we look forward to coming back.

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Gramcounter

February 16, 2016
 
Review: Finally rode these trails for the first time on 1/31. Parked at the Anniston trailhead and rode the whole thing which winds up being about 23 miles and 2500 feet of climbing.

The downhill runs here are as good as it gets in the Southeast, with some sections smooth and fast and others rocky and technical. The climbs aren't super steep, but they're long and sometimes rocky.

This place is a ton of fun, but it's a workout if ride the whole thing at speed.

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Gramcounter

January 25, 2016
 
Review: I know it's not the number one trail in Alabama, but this is one of the best trails I've ridden! The climbs are not hard but they are long and the climb is worth it though every pedal. Two words - Bomb Dog!

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Gramcounter


January 13, 2016
Lee Harris Gramcounter  
 
Review: Nice trail system with more rock gardens than you can count. Check out the full review on our adventure blog.
http://getsomeadventures.com/mountain-biking-a-giant-rock-garden-coldwater-creek/

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Trailblazer


January 6, 2016
Larry 1234 Trailblazer  
 
Review: This is a must ride trail. I only rode the cold water mountainside.and boom dog. But I'm coming back to ride the Anniston side. Trails are clean and well mark and after a hard rain the day before steel rode real good and was not wet.

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Trailblazer


January 6, 2016
Larry 1234 Trailblazer  
 
Review: This is a must ride trail. I only rode the cold water mountainside.and boom dog. But I'm coming back to ride the Anniston side. Trails are clean and well mark and after a hard rain the day before steel rode real good and was not wet.

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Coldwater Mountain MTB Trail 4.72 out of 5 based on 86 ratings. 86 user reviews.
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