Coldwater Mountain

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↑ 700 ft
↓ 600 ft
elevation (ft)

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.
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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
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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: do they have water and do they have camping on site? -Daniel Lee Dault Jr.

A: No water or camping. :(

Jeff Barber answered on February 12, 2019. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No


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Granny Gear

June 13, 2019
Uphillrun Granny Gear  
Review: We decided to stop by this trail on our way through the area on our way back to Dothan, AL since it is only a few miles off the interstate. This was the first time riding these trails and we really enjoyed the ride. The intermediate trails have a lot of loose rocks which makes the trails a challenge when riding here for the first time. We have come to appreciate all the "For Ever Wild" hiking and biking trails here in Alabama.


May 26, 2019
Review: Hands down my favorite place to ride. I did 28 miles yesterday and was grinning a real big grin the whole time. Coldwater offers up the best of modern trail design while maintaining a rugged and out there feel. Rocks are more or less your constant companion with numerous chunky sections spread all over the mountain, the chunkiest is Gazza and is not for the faint of heart. The flowy sections on talladega, trillium, hare, Oval Office and bomb dog are exquisite and allow for absolutely ludicrous levels of speed if you stay off the brakes. Air time is real easy to find here if you're feeling bold. I'm not sure how up to date the trail maps posted everywhere are, I found a bunch of new stuff I didn't know about down by the Anniston trailhead yesterday. There seems to be more and more getting added to this thing all the time. It's worth visiting if you're anywhere in the Deep South. Tons and tons of miles to chew up and Anniston is a great little town with plenty to do when you finish up. If it was possible to give more than 5 stars to Coldwater I would.


April 17, 2019
yuk22319 Gramcounter  
Review: Did the tortoise trail going up and the hair trail going down. Beautiful day and not to tuff. 5 miles total.

Granny Gear

February 10, 2019
Review: Awesome system - Gaza was both artwork and incredibly challenging. Trail Builder Oscar for the Gaza crew!

Bunny Hop

October 22, 2018
oldsetter Bunny Hop  
Review: It was a beautiful day. Well marked trail, plenty of maps. Lots of diversity to keep you interested. I meet several nice people. Lots of climbing, rock gardens and great views!


February 5, 2018
brcjacks Trailblazer  
Review: Coldwater is epic. That's all you need to know.


December 30, 2017
HoneyHam Trailblazer  
Review: Mrs, and myself rode up to Rock slot and down Bombdog - we really enjoyed the trail system like to hit up the other side - it is repeat trail for myself:)


November 13, 2017
Review: I just rode out here today. i rode the Baby and Mama Bear trails. I wouldn't call these beginner trails; more like novice. Still a beginner could ride these particular trails. The Baby Bear connects to Mama Bear. Mama Bear is downhill for probably the first 2 miles. The next 1.5 is mostly switchbacks uphill. Then there's a relatively flat but very fast section towards the end. Overall I clocked 3.7 miles which was great for the short ride I was looking for(due to time). I am going to get out here earlier next time and try to do all the beginner trails. Someone told me it's about 8 miles of beginner trails. Anyhow, I saw enough of these trails to realize these are awesome trails. I'm in West Cobb/Atlanta, but I will most definitely be heading out here again.

Similar Trail: Chicoppee Woods, Tsalia


October 23, 2017
spc7669 Gnarly  
Review: Good parking, good signage, nicely maintained. Very nice trail


September 18, 2017
Review: Rode this weekend after Irma came through. There are a few large trees down, blocking the trail. For sure one on Oval Office, but can't remember the locations of the others. Tons of huge acorns down as well right now, which can make some of the corners... interesting.

Coldwater Mountain MTB Trail 4.71 out of 5 based on 112 ratings. 112 user reviews.
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