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Level: Intermediate
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Other
Elevation: +315/ -227 ft
Total: 29 riders

Mountain Biking Iron Legs Trail

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#12 of 97 mountain bike trails in Alabama
#1,071 in the world

Update 4/4/17:

"Iron legs is closed for lead abatement until further notice. The good people at NEABA will be redoing the trails as soon as we are given the green light. "

Previous description:

Iron Legs is a great course. lots of technical and fast singletrack. Good climbs and downhills. eat your wheaties and hydrate yourself properly before riding.

First added by searsandrewj on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated May 2, 2020. → add an update
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  • 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 Anniston/Oxford Exit 188 off I-20 onto Golden Springs Rd. Go 2.1 miles to Choccolocco Rd. Turn right and travel approx. 9.3 miles to Bains Gap Rd. on the left. The entrance will be immediately on your right off of Bains Gap Rd.(if you reach the Hwy.9 and Choccolocco Rd intersection you have gone too far).
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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    "Iron legs is closed for lead abatement until further notice. The good people at NEABA will be redoing the trails as soon as we are given the green light. "

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  • auarch99

    There is a notice at the trailhead saying Area Closed to Unauthorized Personal due to lead removal.

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  • davidaholcomb

    Washed out dirt roads with about 10% single track that is beginning to get overgrown. Good work out and still fun. I At first I thought it was a crashed plane, but I think it use to be a horse trailer. Was fun riding through it.

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  • Marcus Tillman

    Rode today 4/20, trail in awesome shape, Thanks NEABA. Old school single track with creek crossings, steep punchy climbs, and swoopy turns. Love it!

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  • Autocrat9

    The name of this trail is certainly fitting.....Climbing is the name of the game here. Excellent workout!

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    We're in the process of rebuilding. Loggers trashed the area. Check back with us soon.

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  • krow272   ✓ supporter

    Tough to give too accurate a rating because it was quite wet and littered with debris and downed trees-even watched one fall about 50 feet away. A bit scary. Nice climbs, good workout-cool features out there too: the old 'tower', the the 'airplane' covered trail and the bridges (which are slippery when wet). The signs are there but sometimes hard to spot at cross-roads.

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  • jholler

    Wow...For a beginning to intermediate rider, this was a great workout! Some challenging climbs, made a little more challenging by the loose leaves and pine needles covering the trails. LOTS more rocks than I'm used to (in NE Arkansas). I rode at night, hopefully I'll have a chance to go back next week in the daylight. There are a couple places where broken trees are overhanging the trail, looked kind of sketchy to ride under. Easy to follow with the trail map on here, and there are reflective arrows in several places showing direction to go. I gave a 3 only because it could use some work with chainsaws and leaf blowers.

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  • madacmuttt

    Great trail! Has some nice single track, and I don't think I have ever seen anyone else out there. Be cautious during hunting season (mid Oct thru The end of Jan). It might be a good idea to wear an orange jersey or vest.

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  • Armyballer

    Wow...this is no walk in the park Sunday stroll. Don't let the short distance fool you. It's not incredibly steep but it's constantly going up and down. You will get a good cardio workout from this trail.

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  • Harry_Swisher

    Good place to polish your climbing and tech skills. Not a lot of fast parts, but fun nevertheless. There are lots of forest roads out here, so you can change up your ride if you get tired of the same ole stuff.....
    * Review edited 12/25/2011

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  • annistonfire153

    I consider this trail to be my "home field" I like 10 min from the trail so i try to ride it alot. Its rocky and technical in some sections but very fun. Ride it clockwise to start with for more flowy fun. Climbs will get your legs burning but nothing that can't be done. And if you talk to the right people, there is a screaming downhill run that will not disapoint.

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  • GoldenGoose

    Along with Morgans Best, this is one of the best trails in the Choccolocco WMA. 85% is semi rugged singletrack that will test you with loose rocks and multiple creek crossings. This is the type of ride most MTBers crave and it won't disappoint. Follow the arrows and you can't go wrong. WELL marked. * Review edited 3/8/2011

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  • wheelsz

    Great trail of almost total singletrack and drains well in the winter. Nice challenging climbs some that are very difficult for a single-speed. A few creek crossing but nothing too deep. The entrance and exit sections can be sticking red Alabama clay. Great trail, expect to see wildlife.

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  • flamdrag8

    A great Challenge for the weekend warrior. Fun climbing a-plenty.

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  • tagroover

    Rode the trail for the 2nd time with my wife who is new to riding. It has a few tough climbs and a couple of fast downhills, excellent single track in spots. Trail is secluded no one else around and overgrown in some areas. Did I mention a Black bear of 150lbs ran out in front of me 50' away towards the end. First bear I have ever seen. This day was hot 95deg and it made the trail much more difficult. Good trail for serious workout in only 5.7-6 miles.

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