Coldwater Mountain

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25
miles

Intermediate

Singletrack
↑ 3,900 ft
↓ 3,600 ft
889
elevation (ft)
5.7
avg mph
148
ridden
111
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2:32
avg time

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AVERAGE RATING
4.61 out of 5
About This Trail
added by GoldenGoose Singletrack on May 30, 2012
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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
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mtnbiker4life on October 24, 2014
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Review: A top favorite place to ride if you are looking for something new. About an hour and change from either Birmingham or Atlanta, quick access off I-20. Ride the whole thing and you'll have around 20 miles. tons of downhill. It's one of the few places in the SE that you can ride a 3 mile downhill section and actually get tired of riding so fast and far. Of course, you gotta ride up to go down, but when you do, it's amazing. Bomb Dog is technical, the Hare trail heading into Anniston is like a downhill pump track...for miles. Can't say enough about this place. Go ride it.

Similar Trail: Oak Mountain, Bull Mountain, Pinhoti 1,2,3

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cbflynn on July 2, 2014
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Review: Rode this trail on June 16, 2014. This is a well groomed and maintained trail outside of Anniston, AL. Decent parking area and kiosk with maps. Porta-potties for facilities.

This is definitely an intermediate trail, with some advanced sections (Bomb Dog). Lots of fast downhills, but of course, what goes down has to come up, and that can be kind of challenging. There are some rocky and rooty sections, some technical turns and lots of switchbacks. It's a fun ride, but you'll get a good workout!

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Aubeez on June 30, 2014
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Review: This is one the best rides in Alabama! Mama Bear has great sweeping turns and some fast downhills. Bomb Dog is a riot! I love Bomb Dog! I had to stop a couple of times just to rest my forearms from all the down hill braking.

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GTechRacer on May 7, 2014
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Review: This is my 2nd favorite trail I've ever ridden due to how it is fast! The climbs are awesome to speed through because of the easy grade and the downhills have so much flow and last forever since they gently go down the mountain allowing you to take advantage of every whoop de doo and berm. Also it hits the sweet spot in the technical area because of all the rocks that keep you on your toes whether on a climb or descent. If you've been to FATS you'll find it similar but with sweet climbs. Comparing it to Pisgah is a very far cry although maybe a VERY tame version with the rock garden stuff, but that's what makes this place awesome. It doesn't require herculean legs like one needs to do the same miles at a place like Pisgah.

Similar Trail: jekyll and hyde

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dkenned5 on April 28, 2014
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Review: One of the best downhills I have been on yet. Bomb dog is da bomb. With rollers and doubles in a 3.5 mile downhill, the uphill is definantly worth the climb.

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Wyatt Cornelius on April 23, 2014
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Review: Do we even need to rank the best trail in Alabama? By far this is what real mtn. biking is all about, and the trail network is only growing. Folks, do yourself a favor and come see what this little 4000 acre mtn. bike park is all about, you won't be disappointed. While in Anniston, stop by and visit Wig's Wheels, the local bike shop and big advocate for this trail system.

Similar Trail: Nothing compares

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Ian Newman on April 21, 2014
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Review: I can't think of a better trail. if you don't like this trail it's probably cause you need to practice climbing more often. This is mountain biking. You can't do it without climbing mountains. This is the evolution of trail designs. If you don't like this trail then you are probably old and when you die we won't miss you because this trail is awesome.

Similar Trail: 5 points trenton, ga. and trails in heaven.

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Slee_Stack on April 18, 2014
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Review: CW is currently my second favorite trail system. I've been three times now and its always worth the drive. Only thing to watch for are getting flats. Many small to medium sized and sharp rocks can do a number on you. Slashed a sidewall on my tubeless last time there. Carry tubes if you go. Otherwise, fantastic trail system.

Similar Trail: NA

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stephenhaze on April 15, 2014
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Review: I love this trail system. VERY VERY organized trail system. There are different options for different skill levels. I often see a good number of cars in the parking lot but rarely meet other riders. Beautiful trail. This trail is great for Alabama.

Trail drains great and is well maintained. Challenging climbs but always followed by rewarding flow.

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Schell21 on March 23, 2014
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Review: Amazing trails, A few friends and myself traveled here from GA and it was well worth the trip. 22 miles and 3200 feet of climbing total(using STRAVA could be off). For every grueling uphill there is an equally awesome downhill. Words of warning though, take the downhills are your skill level. There are some very rough rock gardens and quite a few small jumps.

Similar Trail: Pinhoti

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techfan1222 on December 5, 2013
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Review: Rode here last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the ride. We rode the Momma and Poppa Bear loops followed by Bomb Dog, then the bear loops again(we forgot our map, so didn't get to ride the other sections). Alltogether, these trails are well maintained and well marked. The 3 mile climb up to Bomb Dog was pretty painful in spots, but was quickly forgotten on the rewarding ride down. There are porta potties at the Coldwater tail head and a nice kiosk to get you started. I would highly recommend this trail to anyone in the southeast. Especially if you're in the area!

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jmick on November 18, 2013
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Review: Awesome. Hats off to those who built/maintain it and the civic leaders that shared the vision. The trails speak for themselves, they are that awesome. This Georgia boy may have to retire in Alabama.

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Nickelsonx1 on November 16, 2013
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Review: This trail is so awesome...if your looking for good climbs and incredible descent! This is a very fast and flows very well, the berms are big and made to rail.

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Theejuicer on November 12, 2013
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Review: Good stuff. Have to pay for the flow.

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duddetts11 on September 2, 2013
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Review: Spent an awesome ride here as part of a southeastern biking adventure.... In a word, WOW!! This place has it all, great flow, great signs, awesome maintenance, and, after a "pay-your-dues" climb to the top, a 3mile, off the saddle, downhill dessert!! Didn't have time to check out graity trails across from the parking sea, but will be back to check out all Coldwater has to offer. Do drive out of your way to check out this place... Some of best riding encountered in TN/GA/Bama/SC area!!

Similar Trail: Santos, FATS, 5 Points, Cadillac

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ckdake on August 5, 2013
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Review: Wow, what amazing trail! We went out expecting to ride 2 laps on the 'main' ~10 mile loop that includes Bomb Dog (~3 mile continuous downhill) but upon arriving at the trail, we were greeted with free hot breakfast by volunteers tearing down from a movie night the previous night. They told that a bit more had recently opened up, so we got to include the 'Green Flow' downhill to the Anniston parking lot, and the 'Green Climb' back up from it. 20 miles, 2200 feet of climbing, and 2 3-mile uninterrupted flowly downhills.

The first climb was pretty brutal and rocky, but the grade is just right so that everything is rideable, and everywhere that you are traveling downhill, there are optional features from rollers to a handful of drops. I found myself (inbetween smiling a whole lot) comparing the trails to things I've ridden in the rocky mountains, but with better trail construction which meant more rideable going up and more fun going down.

When all 60/80/95 miles (depending on who you talk to are in), this will be a must visit on everyone's list, and it's already somewhere I'll be riding again and again.

We finished up at the parking lot and were handed cold bottles of water from a cooler by different volunteers, and told that if we came on Saturday they were running a shuttle for the gravity trails. So uh, anyone want to ride Coldwater next weekend?

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MTBrgmjr on July 26, 2013
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Review: Awesome... Currently 20-25 miles of trails. You can read the other reviews for the trail description.

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krow272 on July 10, 2013
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Review: Awesome trail! Best we found in Alabama. Gets you into it right away with some wide, machine-cut fast and flowy, then you get to the climb up to the start of Bomb Dog-which is AWESOME! Fast rollers with plenty of opps to get air. Good signage too. Don't miss the gravity loops across the street from the TH. Looks like they're spending a lot of money on this trail-a bike wash would be a great addition.

Similar Trail: Tannehill

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horsefly23 on July 4, 2013
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Review: Trail made for the masses. Great place for long flowing runs and easy climbs. They are still building the trail system so the easy trail system is the trail head. The intermediate trails loop off the back side of the easy trails. Trails are wide, open and fast. Not much technical at this time. It kinda reminds me of riding trail horses at resort that follow the tail of the horse in front of the other: not a whole lot of challenge.

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MeditativeRider on May 17, 2013
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Review: The new gravity trails are awesome! They are like the flow trail from Oak Mtn State Park on steroids!

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PartyPlanner on April 6, 2013
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Review: A great variety of trails with new sections being added all the time. So y'all come see us again! If you are a newbie, you will be fine as long as you control your speed. If you like less groomed singletrack, check out some of the other trails in our local network including Coleman Lake, Henry Farm, and Cheaha Mountain Express. Our Southern hospitality and local restaurants will make it worth staying around a few days.

Similar Trail: Enterprise, plus elevation and long descents

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jholler on March 12, 2013
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Review: I got to ride Coldwater again last Sunday, (3/10) and it was absofreakinglutely amazingly FUN!!! The new section at the start (Momma Bear, I think?) was WAY faster than I anticipated, I guess Wig at Wig's Wheels (LBS) wasn't exaggerating when he said "Put it in the big ring and grab the tallest gear you can push"! I hit 27mph, and that wasn't even a steep downhill! The climb to Bomb Dog was as brutal as it was last time, (hey, I'm a big guy!) but the 3 miles of downhill afterward was completely worth it, especially since I made it all the way down without turning my front wheel into a taco this time! Everyone I ran into in the parking lot, on the trail, and at the LBS (again, Wig's Wheels on Noble St in Anniston) was as friendly to an out-of-towner as they could be, and I definitely look forward to coming back to Alabama and riding again!!

Similar Trail: Nothing I'VE ridden yet!

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afullsodacan on March 7, 2013
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Review: Wow, rode this trail yesterday on the way home from Tennessee. I HAD AN ABSOLUTE BLAST ON THIS TRAIL! I love how the trail starts out on a small downhill then it makes you climb. It made it fun right off the bat and I think more trails should do this. Then came the big climb, as many people have said, which was pretty brutal to me. I got off several times and walked to take a break. However once I reached the downhill, I realized that the climb was WELL worth it to me. I had so much fun with all the jumps and berms, I couldnt stop smiling! Some people say that the trail is too groomed, but that was my favorite part about it honestly. I have ridden plenty of more "untouched" trails, and this was very nice for a change. These guys have put a lot of work into this trail, and I cant wait for them to finish more, especially some black diamond stuff! I cannot believe how awesome the mtbing in AL is. I feel like this place is somewhat of an obscure gem, but once more people find out and more trail is built, it will explode. I can't wait to go back to this place!

Trail overview: fun beginning downhill, then BIG HARD climb, then awesome LONG downhill with an amazing view, then smaller climb, then another shorter downhill, and then small climb to trailhead.

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ALmarty on February 25, 2013
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Review: Very fun trail with good amount of climbing and a very rewarding and flowing 3 mile downhill section. Tons of optional features and a one of a kind experience if you have never tried a flow trail. Will be back many times since it is only a 12 hour drive.

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Spartan on February 5, 2013
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Review: I finally got to finish this trail today! FIrst time out a few wks ago 1" tear in my sidewall about 2 mi in. I had to walk back out.
From the steep incline drive up to the parking lot..you just know you are in for some fun..
Its just an awesome ride. There is a section in the beginning that is like 10 mins of fun bermed DH. (at the very first intersection go left and drop down into it) Then make your way into that long uphill. I found it pretty easy. Van Michaels hills @ Blankets Creek are harder because they are steeper. This uphill is just long sustained easy switchback spinning w/ no obstacles...At the very end when you get to the washed out road bed it will break your heart though. Just hang on because its steep and short and worth it! Just like everyone said the DH is crazy amazing and you can roll it or air it out.. The doubles will penalize you if you don't air them...but hell, its a fantastic penalty of pumptrack bliss. Its so long my calves started cramping from standing. Def bring tubes. There's lots of rough angular stone on the trails. Keep your tires pumped up extra in the beginning to avoid pinch flats. WHen you get to the top you can release some pressure. I wouldn't release much because the rocks are in the DH too. FIgure about 1Hr 20 mins per lap.

Similar Trail: Van Michael@Blankets Creek

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Gtguy13 on January 2, 2013
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Review: I had a blast riding these trails. The downhill was totally worth the uphill. Even being not super comfortable with this type of trail I was still able to clear a few of the doubles and really rail some berms. The flow is awesome! People are really overstating the uphill in the beginning. Sure it will get you breathing and by the time you hit the section of old road bed you're hurting but it's doable. If you have done the bear creek, p1, p2, p3 loop out of mulberry gap the climb here will look like a joke. Although that last climb after the downhill is a bummer. Great overall trail and different from most trails you will ride southeast. Hope it keeps growing and getting better.

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ryanoverall@live.com on December 30, 2012
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Review: the downhill on the trail was a lot of fun, as many have stated. however, the trip to get to the downhill was pretty tough. I'm in better than average shape, and my friend and I had to walk about 50% of the way to get to the downhill.

Be sure to bring extra tubes/tires. I popped a tire with about 3 miles left and had to walk out.

One thing that a lot of people have failed to mention is that there is a steady climb after the downhill portion. You're either riding uphill, or downhill, there's not much in between.

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mountainbikebran on December 29, 2012
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Review: Difficult hill to get to the downhill trail. Hard 6 miles uphill for a EXTREMELY rough and rocky downhill. Downhill is pretty fun with alot of jumps. jumps are small, but plentiful. REALLY ROUGH downhill and uphill. The climb is not worth the downhill. Many snakes are in the area. If you ride here, BRING EXTRA TUBES. THEY HAVE A GREAT CHANCE OF POPPING!!!!

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KatBoylan on December 21, 2012
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Review: I went to this trail after riding over 20 miles (including Blood Rock & Jekyll & Hyde) at Oak Mtn in B'ham because a storm was coming on Sunday & that Saturday was my only chance I had to ride it. We got there at 3:30'ish with sunset around 4:45-5 meaning we had to hammer out the 3 miles of climbing before the downhill to ensure we'd have enough sunlight since we left our lights at home. The climb SUCKS (unless you are one o'these "I just LOVE to climb!" types) or maybe it just seemed to super suck to me since I'd ridden all day at Oak. But, once I hit that downhill, I forgot all about my achy body & laughed & giggled as I descended, fun is an understatement. I think because I'm not scared to jump, the doubles didn't bother me at all. The berms rock, I kept screaming out "BERMTASTIC!" like a kid & rode down as fast as I could reasonably control being that physically exhausted. We finished just as the last bit of sun left, perfect. My only regret is the fatigue from riding all day. I want to go back SOON & do it all over again, maybe do the loop twice. All they need now is a lift & I would ride the DH all day long!

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gscott on December 3, 2012
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Review: Great ride ! My husband and I are traveling across country mountain biking our way along . Nice local Alabama boys introduced themselves at trail head and invited us along . Great pace uphill with intermittent level breathers . 2 hour loop with several breaks. Thanks Mike,Jim,Dylan and Jake for the l

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annistonfire153 on December 7, 2012
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Review: gscott, it was good to meet you both and we had a blast showing off our hometown trail. Be careful on your trip and have fun.
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Guest on November 19, 2012
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Review: This trail was epic. The up hills were a challenge but, well worth the challenge. The downhill was like a pump track with table tops and berms. It was totally groomed and designed for MTB. I had such a good time and can't wait to come back.

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delphinide on November 19, 2012
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Review: THE best trail in Alabama and one of the best in the southeast. Smooth, flowing singletrack. Jumps, kickers, rocks, roots, climbs=awesome. Very well thought out. Cannot wait until they make it longe.r

Similar Trail: ain't nothin like it....

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Guest on November 13, 2012
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Review: I have only been mtn biking for about 2 months. Oak Mtn, Trussville, and Coldwater are the only places I have been. I grew up racing BMX and I am glad I did. This is about as much fun as I think I have ever had on a bike in YEARS. I am hooked on the speed, jumps and berms. I am not a climber, but didnt have too hard a time with the climbs.
A word of advice though. Make sure you air up the tires well. Lots of rocks and jumps that can potentially cause a pinch flat. I shot video, its on youtube under Coldwater, AL Jon Jon helmet cam. GO check it out.

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jholler on November 10, 2012
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Review: Amazing trail! The climb on the front end was long, but doable. The downhill was a blast until I hit some leaves in a curve off of a jump and taco'd my front wheel...I straightened it out enough to ride the last 5 miles out instead of walking, and even limping my bike in I had a ball! I'll definitely want to ride that again with a new wheel.

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jrhau on December 6, 2012
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Review: I think my dad and I met you at the top. I'm glad you made it back ok. That was an impressive fix you did on that front wheel.
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jeff on November 6, 2012
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Review: Despite the fact that these trails are "machine-built" they're not smooth hardpack. Conditions are fairly loose in places with fist-sized gravel. Everything is fast and the climbs are broken up nicely along the way. If you're confident in the air you can really rip down these trails. Otherwise you'll need to slow down to roll some of the bumps.

Similar Trail: Enterprise South in Chattanooga.

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Guest on August 28, 2013
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Review: I've been back since writing my review and Coldwater is even better than before! More mileage, more variety, and more fun. The only issue I see is that this place is going to get confusing with so many stacked loops. At one spot we counted 7 or 8 trails intersecting at a single point.
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usmcswagg7297 on October 28, 2012
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Review: This is a great fun addictive and fast trail. This trail should be on anyone's to-do list.

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FlimFlam on October 12, 2012
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Review: First time on trail and the wife and I were getting over a cold so we took it easy on the climb. Alot of work went into this trail and it shows. Very well groomed and well constructed. The current trail is very BMX style. It's called a "flow" trail and would be if you like getting air. It will be great for some people - Not so great for others. If you don't like getting air, manage your speed well. Many artificial jumps and "doubles" - man made humps about 3 feet apart. If you don't clear them, you will most likely endo and be in a world of hurt. This interrupts the "flow" for alot of people. I prefer more cross country and felt held back by the doubles and could have gone much faster and smoother if they had just table topped them and not had the second "hump". This would not have prevented anyone from getting air that wants to but allowed others to go faster and have the trail feel more like a true "flow". Still was fun and would go back once they get more trail (proposed 60 miles worth). Not necessarily a destination trail system for me just yet.

* Review edited 10/12/2012

Similar Trail: Oak Mtn - New flow section - which is more "flowey".

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evans075 on September 12, 2012
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Review: Great, fun, flowy trail. Currently a 10 mile loop where the first few miles are a steady climb then an awesome downgill section. I will ride this trail as much as I can.

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bhigdon101 on August 12, 2012
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Review: it was fun, but all the doubles were about knee high and a few side jumps were not placed just right, jump off the side jump land into a tree or going off the side of mtn. it may get better with time, after it gets burned in.. will go back but not more than 2 times a year... for an 90 mile drive..

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webjenkins on August 11, 2012
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Review: This was my first trail ride with my boys (10, 9 & 6) and we loved the 1 mile loop. It had great moguls, lots of downhill and the uphill was broken up enough so it wasn't to tough. We all loved it and made two runs. Fantastic day out with my boys!

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JodyGMountainbikes on August 6, 2012
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Review: Drove in from Woodstock Ga just to see if all the talk was legit. First and foremost Ive been riding serious for 12 years and have traveled up to 7 hours in all directions of Atlanta just on a whim and word of mouth and this 2 hour drive from the Atl hands down was the most exilerating downhill double jump pump track that Ive ridden. Now, the uphill sux.....BUT the price of admission was so worth the smoking speed. The final climb out of the hole after the downhill is pretty tough simply because your legs and arms are toast from standing and jumping but this is a must on your MTB bucket list. Oh Yea a word of caution.....drop your seat at least 3 to 4" on the downhill and enjoy the decent... Joey- Woodstock, Ga.

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MeditativeRider on July 20, 2012
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Review: This is the most fun I've had on a mountain bike in the short 4 months that I have been riding. If you like the lightning or "flow" trail at oak mtn state park then you will like this trail even better. I would say the trail is pretty evenly split between downhill and long climbs. Lots of rollers, doubles, a few tables, massive berms, and some fun rocky/technical spots. I rode this trail with a couple buddies in the pouring down rain and even though the trail was a little slippery I had a great time and cant wait to go back!

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nvrenf on July 19, 2012
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Review: Different for sure. Fun definitely. The climb in was long as stated - it finally got the best of me and I hiked the bike near the top. Was dissapointed at the ~4 mile mark when the trail headed up an old washed out road bed... thought the worst but was quickly reassured to pick up the engineered trail again. From the looks of it, the wash out wont be used much longer - a new route is being cut in. The down hill section starts with an awesome rock garden - then - a sign warns "the next 3 miles are down hill" - no joke! The previous reviews warning of excess speed and injury are no lie - this trail is as fast as you dare! I loved it even though I just rolled thru most of it - a few places I felt secure enough to let it go and simply soared. Awesome. My overmountain bike ate this trail up. Finishes with a shorter climb on the way out. This trail had everything for me - good cardio, a smooth surface, and fast downhill with as many jumps as you can handle. Will definitely make the 260 mile round trip again! Make sure your brakes are good...

Similar Trail: Paynes Creek

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uphillracer on June 29, 2012
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Review: I was pretty excited to ride this trail, yet skeptical. I have seen other IMBA designs and was not impressed. In fact, I have grown to truly despise their involvement, as it pertains to trail design. My excitement quickly waned and morphed into what can only be described as disappointment. If you have been or are currently a BMX rider, you will love half of this trail. If you are a XC rider, you will only like about ten percent of the trail. The climb is long and not too steep. The descent is long and annoying. As has been previously mentioned here, it seems a bit dangerous. There are man-made jumps everywhere. It seems you literally cannot go more than 100 yds without hitting a man-made jump. This is particulary aggravating as the jumps are a series of neverending doubles that are not a table top, but w shaped jumps. Not sure why that is the case. The rock gardens and condition of the trail are excellent. The giant berms leave me wondering if I was in the woods or on a bmx track. I am hopeful that IMBA will have the decency to stop creating such man-made trails and simply build some solid xc trails on the remaining part of this park. i would not reccomend this trail to anyone who does not like to jump doubles.

Similar Trail: fats

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horsefly23 on July 4, 2013
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Review: I agree strongly with this review. If your thing is fast unnatural design starting at the top of a mountain and riding to the bottom just to ride back to the top, then you will have fun. If your a purest that enjoys xc and diversification that only mother nature can provide then you will be disappointed. Similar Trail: Gravel roads and BMX tracks.
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jmarkhawkins on June 7, 2012
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Review: Waited a long time for this trail system. Finally, one section is opened. The 10 mile outer loop has it all. Pump track, flow trail, sustained climbs, some technical sections and a bombing downhill section! There are a few alternative lines as well. I am looking forward to riding again, maybe a couple laps in one ride to dial in the jumps on the downhill. You can pump and roll them all with ease but they are placed just right to air our the doubles. I was able to hit a few but tried not to get too crazy on the first ride. I did flow through a turn and into the woods when I hit one the jumps a little "off". Take is easy on the DH the first time out and have fun! I can't wait until we have aprox 60 miles on Coldwater Mountain. Cheers to IMBA and all of the volunteers! Job well done!

* Review edited 6/7/2012

Similar Trail: Not sure I have ridden anything like this one.

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MTBrgmjr on June 5, 2012
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Review: While this trail is a fun trail, the 2 mile climb was not much of a challenge. The downhill section feels like a downhill BMX track that will cause a lot of injuries I'm sure. Again, it is a fun trail just not what I expected. You need to hit this trail two times for a good work out.

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ZackRockhopper on June 4, 2012
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Review: Nice flow on the downhill section of the intermediate loop but it takes a lot of effort to get there. My GPS indicated that the trail starts at about 1,000 feet elevation, topped out at 1,600 feet, and bottomed out at 700 feet. The intermediate loop contains a few rock gardens, bermed corners, and bermed "jumps". The beginner loop flows well and has nothing technical, but it is just as fun!

Similar Trail: Five Points Recreation Area (Cloudland Canyon State Park) in Rising Fawn, GA; Oak Mountain State Park in Hoover, AL.

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rbm001 on June 4, 2012
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Review: It's easy to tell that plenty of planning and work went into these trails. Great combination of flowing singletrack with a little BMX riding.

Similar Trail: May be compared to Cloundland trails near Trenton although this is one big loop.

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kyle8181 on June 4, 2012
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Review: This is a very unique trail. I've never ridden any other trail like this in the southeast. It has been a privilege to work on it and now ride on it. The climbs and switch backs are gradual. The downhills are smooth and flowing. In my opinion it'll take a little getting used to as it is probably different then the norm. Just make sure and feel the trail out at first and have some good brakes... Fantastic trail, I'm looking forward to the additional miles coming. How lucky I am to live so close to this project...

Similar Trail: None, that I'm aware of...

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Greg Heil on June 2, 2012
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Review: I have ridden hundreds of trails all across the nation, and I have never ridden a trail like this before. Would I say this is the BEST trail in the nation? I don't think so, it is just very different. This is definitely a new-school trail design and embodies everything that a flow trail should be. You could roll over all the jumps and rollers and berms with ease, but if you amp up the speed and air out all of the doubles, your speed becomes just perfect and what the trail is designed for! If you air out one jump, it will set you up to air out the next, and to hit that berm at speed, and then pump those rollers... man, this thing is perfectly designed! I guess that's what $600k can get you, haha! Put this trail on your MUST RIDE list!

* Review edited 6/2/2012

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GoldenGoose on May 30, 2012
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Review: Get ready to add a new trail to your top 10 list. This place was worth the wait. Tons of berms, rollers, doubles, and air opportunities. Once these trails get packed in this place will be hurt-yourself-fast!! Can't wait for the new mileage. Several signs already in place showing sections of phase two in the works.

* Review edited 5/30/2012

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Coldwater Mountain MTB Trail 4.61 out of 5 based on 51 ratings. 51 user reviews.
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