Beaver Creek / Forever Wild Trails

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4.33 out of 5
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Intermediate
10
miles

Singletrack
↑ 100 ft
↓ 100 ft

Loop
1:11
avg time
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.

Read more at http://www.dothan.org/index.aspx?nid=544.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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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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Reviews (11)
 

Poseur

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.

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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 resident.....you 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

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Gramcounter

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.

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Granny Gear

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

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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.

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Gramcounter


December 28, 2016
Caspr Gramcounter  
 
Review: For southern Alabama I'm impressed. In all there might be 8-10 miles of trails. They are relatively flat, no hard climbs and not a lot in terms of technical riding. Its a great place to be introduced to biking and even seasoned riders can have fun cruising around. The pump track is pretty fun also! It can get busy on the weekends with walkers. Sunday morning is the most quiet time to ride on the weekend.

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Granny Gear

November 28, 2016
 
Review: The city has certainly invested heavily in this purpose-built and well-designed mountain biking trail and boardwalks. Fast and fun undulations that are well signposted and ride well in any direction. The bike repair station at the start with tools and pump is a fantastic touch!

Similar Trail: Chewacla Park, Auburn

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Trailblazer


October 30, 2016
 
Review: Great fun. Very nicely built trail. Lil climbing. My Garmin said 11 miles. Go try it.

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Granny Gear

October 14, 2016
dwoodham7 Granny Gear  
 
Review: All 10 miles of singletrack are now open!! The trail system consists of 6 separate trails with connectors for navigation. Over a mile of bridges connect the trails throughout the plateaus and swamps. Fun, flowy goodness!!

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Gramcounter

October 10, 2015
travt Gramcounter  
 
Review: A good start to this new trail system. It currently consists of a 1 mile loop trail and a pump track. The trail is wide and smooth with a few big berms thrown in. There are plans for 2 more single track trails to be built so the riding here will continue to improve

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Beaver Creek / Forever Wild Trails MTB Trail 4.33 out of 5 based on 11 ratings. 11 user reviews.
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