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Level: Advanced
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Other
Elevation: -
Total: 30 riders

Mountain Biking Hurricane Creek

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#17 of 97 mountain bike trails in Alabama
#1,466 in the world

The Hurricane Creek trail is a downhiller's paradise. You begin your journey on top of a ridge, and make your way down into the valley below. The trail is mostly doubletrack, but is extremely chalenging. There are bridges about 1 foot in width to ride on. They are curved, slanted, and will really give you a wild ride. In the valley there are some flat lands with a stream crossing. This trail is fun, but I would recomend that only experianced riders attempt this one.

First added by Autumn_ on Mar 25, 2005. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Take I-65 North bound from Birmingham. Get off at exit 318, just past Cullman. Hang a right on highway 31, and the Hurricane Creek Nature Area will be on you left about 1 or 2 miles down the road.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Cullman, Alabama

Intermediate | 5 mi

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  • tommytrain44

    trails are closed for good unfortunately

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  • steauxp

    Are the mountain bike trails closed for good?

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  • Midnight_Specialist

    HCP is definitely for hikers, climbers and YOUNGER bikers. I didn't know it was about a half mile climb to the mountain biking/freeride area. I have Parkinson's and was out of energy before I started riding. One small loop and the freeride area was all that was open to biking. Trail conditions were poor and looked neglected. Luckily, "The Beast" was worth the trip.

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  • jwitt45

    Hurricane Creek is an awesome place to ride. It is one of the closest place around where you can ride trails that were designed with more aggressive riding in mind. Right in the center is a big wooden feature called "the beast", which is surrounded by a network of freeride trails that all loop back to the beast. There is also a pretty nasty downhill trail rightly named "the gauntlet", which is filled with roots, rocks, skinnies, and even a drop. All in all Hurricane Creek is definitely worth a trip, (I myself drive over an hour to get there). Great trail ran by great people.

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  • annistonfire153

    very fun place to try some skinnies and freeride stuff. beautiful scenery.

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  • hayers

    rode hcp for the first time yesterday, had a blast great jumps and trails and good wooden sections

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  • otbgo

    I woukd have loved to ride this trail, up in alabama visiting family and planned on riding after easter weekend. On monday drove an hour to park and saw the sign that said only open on fri-sat-sun. Oooops. Rode sportsman lake around the corner and still had a good time

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  • r0b0t1c

    This is a awesome location if your in the North AL area. A lot of free riding as you can see from the pictures, but there is a nice circuit around all the play things as well. The people at HCP are always building/improving the ride. They just recently finished a dirt section with a pump track. This place should have a little something for everyone.* Review edited 11/23/2010

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  • trailboss88

    This trail is awesome! There are so many different features about this park that you can't rate it with the scale provided.
    Each time I ride I see something new, the manager stays busy building fun and creative ways to enjoy the rugged terrain.
    For the most part the trails are wide, smooth and very well maintained . The new 2mile race course contains most of the wooden free ride features and is on its way to becoming Alabama's Free Ride Park.

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  • sandm96

    Rode this trail with my bro back in January. Actually drove up to B'ham to ride Oak mtn, turned out to be the only day of the year that they allowed hunting at oak mtn. So we went to Hurricane creek on bike shop reccommendation. We were pleasantly surprised. A few wooden obsticles in the parking lot to play on, then down some seriously steep stuff, couple of nice skinnies across the creek. Good uphill with a nice little singletrack loop at the top (seemed like that section was pretty soft, needed to be ridden more), then back downhill, nice rock jump in the middle of the downhill. We followed the creek up to the train tracks, crossed the river, then up that way. There was a nice little figure 8 track up there which had some jumps, a hip high double, and some little kickers. Back up the river, and the pushed the bikes up the steep hill back to the cars. I think the computer ended up with 8 or 9 miles on it. There was this big, long wooden structure coming down the side of the hill, it was closed, but looked pretty challenging. Maybe it'll be open next time. The guy who managed the place spoke with us. He said that they had a lot of new All mountain/light freeride type trails in the plans, with some races/time trial type events to kick it off. Hope so! The place has a lot of potential. Go give it a try.

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  • Autumn_

    This ride is sweet. It has just about every kind of riding all mixed into one trail. It has extreme downhill, extreme uphill, stream crossings, and technical bridges.

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