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Level: Intermediate
Length: 17 mi (27.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +574/ -534 ft
Total: 202 riders

Mountain Biking Chewacla State Park

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#3 of 97 mountain bike trails in Alabama
#332 in the world

Chewacla State Park is home to 30 miles of diverse trails suitable for mom, pop and the little shredder. The park includes a skill development area, rowdy cross country, sweet flow trails, dialed dirt jumps, and a gnarly free ride area highlighted by the largest road gap in the Southeast.

Chewacla is a park with two faces, the Lower and Upper Chewacla System. The Lower features old school, hand built rowdy cross country ranging from beginner to advanced. The Upper Chewacla Trail System is home to our flow trails, free ride area, and some extended chunky, technical rock sections. The Upper features elevation gains and losses with a number of wooden features to keep riders of all skill level on their toes.

In addition to the trails Chewacla has a variety of on site amenities for off the bike enjoyment. There are a number of both primitive and improved camp sites, as well as CCC era cabins for overnight stay. And for those hot Alabama days Chewacla is home to a large lake, waterfalls and multiple creeks perfect for a post ride soak.

First added by curtis_b_ on Mar 19, 2011. Last updated May 9, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: yes
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
from atlanta take 85 south from montgomery take 85 north take auburn exit 51 south college exit once u get off take right turn then a imediate left turn park straight ahead the left turn is accross from the auburn softball complex which is on your right the trail is to the top of the hill once u in the park it is marked with a post with the #8.
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Rider questions

Q: Is there any storm damage after Sunday's tornado? If so, how bad is it?
A: Nope, trails are in good conditions and the CAMP volunteers took care of some trees that came down

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  • Mike Hagen

    Really well put together trail system. Easy to read signs, so navigation is a breeze. Expert features were always marked with a yellow sign that is very easy to identify. The park has a lot more parking areas than their map shows. If you are looking to ride a specific trail, make sure and drive as close to it as you can, you might find a parking lot and not have to go very far at all. The only drawback that I saw with the whole place was the forbidden zone was in a bit of disrepair. Didn't make it unrideable, just made it seem a bit more sketch than it normally would. I live about 2 hours away, and will definitely be going back monthly at a minimum.

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  • LStadelmeier   ✓ supporter

    I really like these trails, however they are marked very poorly. I commented on them last year , but no changes have been made. After riding over 100 trail systems throughout the SE, these are the most poorly marked trails I have encountered. I spent more time figuring out where I was than putting the hammer down and getting in an awesome work out.
    The trails have a lot of very nicely done sections of rock gardens and and usage of the natural terrain. The two areas of man made obsolesces are nicely done

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  • Redheadsbiking

    Chewacla state park has an amazing trail system. CAMP keeps the trails well maintained. There are many different trails to ride for many different experience levels. Fast and flowy trails!

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  • Bikermike

    I agree about the signage it needs to be revisited. We road trails 1-12 I think this is the lower section and we had a lot of confusion at various intersections on which way but we managed to figure it out. I hope to go back and do the other half soon. All in all it is a great place camp picnic and ride and the staff were very helpful as well.

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  • LStadelmeier   ✓ supporter

    The trails are in very good shape and you can make a great day of it. I must say the trail markings are a little confusing, the red route for example needs to have directional arrows at the intersections. I am an experienced rider and lost the route several times. Have fun.

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  • Seymore Braap

    The trail was in excellent shape. I did Kick 6, Rock Bottom, and Tiger Woods. Props to the CAMP crew, every time I go there, they have made more upgrades. Very well signed. Lots of fun!

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  • pmharris423

    I don't think I can fit how much I loved this trail system in one review. I only had a chance to do a few trails in upper chewacla but was blown away at the diversity of trails, features, and difficulty. Whether you like xc, enduro, or even dirt-jump this place has the trails for everything. The map does a great job of showing the different routes and they are all very well marked and thought out. The skill area was very nice, had jumps, bridges, and logs of incremental size to progress on. If you have not been here yet, I highly recommend you make a day of it

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  • Mike Durden

    Although it was raining when I rode part of this trail, the condition of it were still really good. I didn't get to ride but only half of it, but the trail is very well maintained and fun to ride.
    I will be going back next weekend to ride the other half.

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  • williedillon

    Chewacla has an awesome assortment of trails. My favorite area is the upper section where Rock Bottom, High Gravity, and Tiger Woods are. There's awesome flow, the trail composition feels great, and it seems to be holding up really well against erosion. There are a number of wood features to ride, some easy and some very advanced. The lower side is decent, but it's much rootier with less flow.

    If you're from Columbus like I am there's nothing else like it within an hour and therefore the best place to ride in that range. The only downside is that you have to pay $4 to enter, but of course it's good to support the park.

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  • michael carnrike

    Great place for anything outdoors. Especially mountain biking! Over 26 miles of trails that caters to every type of rider and skill level.

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  • Colt Fetters

    Incredible trail system, even better mtb culture.

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  • somegun1332

    Fun trails. Had a great time with the whole family riding. A lot of work has been put in by the state park it seems.

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  • tommytrain44

    Great trail system. Fun features all over the place. The guys at CAMP have worked really well with what they have as far as land formation goes.

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  • mtbstorytime

    The most recent trail description isn't up to date. There are nearly 22 miles of trails now and growing. The variety is incredible here. With a free ride trail littered with wooden kickers and jumps, a 30' foot road gap and a 25' step down, to a natural hand cut enduro trail, and xc flow trails and loops Chewacla has a lot of variety to offer. Dirt jumps and skills training area are awesome too. The trails are accessible to all skill levels and well marked. The locals are usually out in force on the weekends and very friendly and will to help. Great place to ride and the local organization CAMP is always working hard to make it better.

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  • Caspr

    This is a really fun network of trails, cheers to Alabama State Parks for investing so much into mountain biking. It has cool man made ramps, a big wooden berm (don't ride it when its wet..) an area with jumps, fast fun downhill sections with berms and small jumps. It also has a network of more xc geared trails. You can ride it all in a long day but 2 would be better. Best riding in the Montgomery/Auburn area.

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  • C-Lo

    Absolutely amazing. This place was nothing but fun. Nice trails, beautiful scenery, and mountain bikers everywhere. There are trails for every skill level.

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  • JoeO18

    The scenery here is second to none. Riding this trail without headphones was pleasant, primarily because of the loud waterfall. Overall the trail is long and you could definitely make an entire day out of it.

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  • caleslie

    Great trail system. Not much elevation change but they did a great job maintaining flow. There are some sweet wood features throughout and a couple super fast flow trials.

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  • floSoulo

    Perfect for beginner/intermediate.. it's truly a wonderful place, but some may find themselves wanting more. Is it possible a place can be too well maintained?

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