Beaver Creek / Forever Wild Trails

4.44 out of 5
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↑ 100 ft
↓ 100 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
The Dothan Forever Wild Trails is part of the ongoing Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust, creating mountain biking and hiking trails throughout the state. The Leisure Services Department was heavily involved in spearheading the efforts to make the vision of the Trails a reality. It began with 40 acres of city-owned land inside the city limits near the old Beaver Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. When Wells Fargo Bank added 60 nearby acres to the 40 already owned by the city, the vision to do something even bigger began to form. Eventually, about 400 acres were secured and submitted to Alabama 's Forever Wild program, which identifies land to be protected forever as a natural preserve.The beginner trail and pump track opened in 2015.

The rest of the trails opened on October 1, 2016 and are a 10 mile system consisting of six separate trail loops linked together by connectors/bridges. The Trails are accessed from 3 parking lots, one off of Flowers Chapel Road and two off of Fortner Street.

The trails are typically open from 6:30 am until dark unless they are undergoing maintenance.

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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
Rider Questions


Q: Is the walking trails open too -Guest

A: Yes. The biking and walking trail is the same trail. Multi-use. The recommendation is to walk counter-clockwise and riders ride clockwise in order to see and avoid each other.

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System Trails (6)
System Trails (6)
Fortner Street side Trail B
Trail Head B
Zion Cemetery Ridge
Big Levee
S.A.M.'s Creekside
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Reviews (16)


September 9, 2019
Mike Hagen Gnarly  
Review: Fantastic place to ride. The entire trail system is well maintained. Every single trail is fun. Today was my first time out and I will be going back. Each rest stop has tools, tire pump, water and a wash rack for bikes, as well as clean porta potty's. Which is way more than I can say for many of the places I've gone to ride. Just a really great place.

Granny Gear

October 12, 2018
Review: Awesome trails! Unfortunately they are closed right now due to the damage from the hurricane.


August 8, 2018
Autocrat9 Gnarly  
Review: Outstanding trail system.... Great Flow....Great layout. There are no tough climbs....but you can get in a great workout on the ten miles of trails.

Similar Trail: Tannehill State park... without the climbs


June 23, 2018
LeighS68 Singletrack  
Review: I had been told about these trails and wanted to check them out my next time through the area. what a pleasant surprise, especially for the terrain in the area. the trails are well maintained, flow very well and are well marked. This is a great trail to get a good cardio work out on and just enjoy riding a few miles. If your craving some air, or rock gardens its not your place.


March 14, 2018
wh400 Trailblazer  
Review: I was in Dothan for work, saw there was a trail system so I brought my bike. While I didn't get to ride the entire trail due to time, I have to say I left impressed. If you are looking for rock gardens, 4' drops, log jumping, etc. - this isn't your place. If you are looking for a fun ride, not too strenuous, lots of fun banked turns and just a nice ride - this is your place. Mostly flat, so beginners do not be afraid. A few rollers so you can do some pumping or jumping or manuals. There are enough 'downhills' that you can get zipping right along and make the most of the many banked turns and pump hills. One section, Dragon Tail, you ride between a twisty trail inside of a pine tree grove. It really was fun. Signage is good, not great. A couple of times I just ended up on a section of trail without knowing I started it. But you really can't get lost since it is all loops. If you keep making rights you will do the entire trail. So if you are in the area, check it out. It really is worth the ride.

Similar Trail: Sylaward - Sylacauga - But not as hilly.

Granny Gear

September 17, 2017
Review: Most of the trails are intermediate or beginner. Excellent flow throughout the trails with some decent hills. Several trail heads with great accommodations. In my opinion, only two of the six trails were not were not a fun ride, but that's due to the level of intensity (easiest). Overall, an excellent place to have a fun ride by yourself, with friends, or with family.

Granny Gear

June 27, 2017
bamabang Granny Gear  
Review: I was born and raised in Dothan. Moved away and visited recently. I was BLOWN away. Great trail system. Nothing too technical or difficult, just great trails. Plenty of mileage....great flow thru the woods. You can tell the IMBA had some involvement with design. Relatively flat but a few punchy type climbs. Great bridges built thru some swampland offering spectacular views. Nice clay base trails with some light sand offering several rollers/whoops with nice tight dirt berms. If you are a Dothan should be very proud of this facility. Among the best in the state. This facility would be a PERFECT place to host a large MTB race. Color me impressed.

Similar Trail: Mt. Zion, Brookhaven, MS


March 22, 2017
Review: Absolutely great trail. Lots of fun and expertly built. Previous reviews state that it is flat. While there certainly aren't significant climbs, it is not "flat" either. There are gentle uphills that feed to fast and flowy sections. This place is an XC's dream as you can go here and drop the hammer to get a great cardio workout. Its also a great place for young riders or folks just getting into the sport. I just wish there were some loops for medium and advanced riders, which may come in the future.

Granny Gear

January 25, 2017
Review: beginner friendly but I signage was lacking.

Bunny Hop

January 1, 2017
Sabercat Bunny Hop  
Review: Very nice trails! Easy to ride... tends to be a fast trail but not difficult to keep it to a manageable speed for beginners, like myself.

Beaver Creek / Forever Wild Trails MTB Trail 4.44 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.
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