Oak Mountain State Park Bump Trail

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Intermediate
18
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,700 ft
↓ 2,700 ft
548
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
18 mile loop that includes singletrack, access road, old hiking trails, special sections (such as the ROCK GARDEN, and BLOOD ROCK). Kept in very good condition by the BUMP club. For extra information you can call Crestline Cycle in Birmingham and someone their could probably help you out. The USA MTB team trained here a month before the Olympics which says something about the quality of the trails.
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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: I am planning a trip through the South later this year. If I could only ride one, which trail system should I ride and why -- Oak Mountain or Coldwater Mountain? -mongwolf

A: Coldwater mountain would be more long climbs if you want to ride from the top down. Oak mountain has varied terrain with other riding areas within an hours drive. Both are fun. I would guess oak mountain has more riders on any given day but I personally haven't had any issues with traffic on the trails. Birmingham also offers more post biking activities.

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Q: Which trail would you guys suggest for beginners? My husband and I are looking to spend the day at Oak Mountain this weekend. Take a lunch, the eno hammocks, and our bikes for a day out. Suggestions? -mrskd14

A: Answering my own question in hopes that it will help others in the future. We found (through this awesome site!) our LBS (Cahaba Cycles) and they were having a beginner mountain bike ride. We joined them and had an absolutely wonderful while learning so much! We did the Lake trail to the end and back. It was a nice, fun trail with enough ups and downs to keep us noobs on our toes while still having a blast. The views of the lake were stunning and the trails clearly marked.

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Gramcounter

July 8, 2017
 
Review: Drove from Oklahoma to check these trails out. They were nice, but not... epic. The trails themselves offer a variety of obstacles and some nice flow, but lacked in big swoops, drops, and scenic views that I was expecting from such a highly rated trail. They are well maintained and mostly clearly marked, although at one point we briefly were lost on a horse trail, but quickly back tracked to a road. I enjoyed having maps scattered throughout trail junctions to help reorient myself. Facilities are nice and clean. It has a variety of beginner to advanced level trails. Something for everyone with plenty of mileage to never get stale. Certainly better than the trails we have in my home state, but again, not quite the amazing views or big drops that I was expecting.

Similar Trail: mt zion

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Gramcounter

June 21, 2017
 
Review: This place is awesome, I always have a great time there. Props to the BUMP crew for keeping these trails in great shape. It rained hard while I was out there and for the most part the trail shed the water very well. The bottom connector trail from the south TH up to Jekyll and Hyde was really muddy, but J&H was in very good condition with only a few puddles.

Similar Trail: Coldwater

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Bunny Hop


June 15, 2017
rmap01 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Super fun trail system! Had a blast riding these trails. There truly is something for everyone. These trails are very well laid out with "flow" in mind. As others have commented, the climbs are gradual and the downhills are "smile city". Parked by the lake and rode the eastern trails on day 1. This included Seven Bridges, Garrett's Gulch, Rock Garden, the Chimneys and Cat Dog Snake. Those trails have nice flow but really not much elevation change and were not very memorable. Unfortunately when I went to ride Lightning a massive rain storm came through and put an early end to my day :( Day 2 I headed west. The Lake trail is a nice warm up with beautiful views of the lake. Took that to Rattlesnake to Mr Toads where you get into some nice singletrack but still not much elevation change. I made the mistake of taking the next loop counterclockwise (Foreplay, Johnson's Mtn and Blood Rock) which is a tough climb going up some rocky slopes/steps but must be a blast going down. From here it was Bump to Centipede to Jekyll & Hyde. These were all fun but J&H is an absolute blast... seemingly endless downhill with numerous bumps to catch some air and enough challenge to keep you technically honest. Heading back the way I came it was shred time since I was now familiar with these trails. To me, any time you feel like you end a ride feeling like it was mostly downhill is a great ride and the sign of a well designed trail.

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Bunny Hop

April 12, 2017
 
Review: Awesome trail system close to town. Has something for everybody.

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Granny Gear

March 18, 2017
pad smith Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail system. Lots of variety.

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Granny Gear

January 25, 2017
 
Review: great trails, my favorite place to ride.

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Bunny Hop

January 2, 2017
 
Review: Plenty of varied singletrack ranging from technical, rocky, root-covered sections to smooth flowing downhill stretches. Oak mountain can challenge any rider.

Similar Trail: Tannehill

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Bunny Hop

January 1, 2017
 
Review: Went to Oak Mtn this weekend to ride the Red Loop. 1st time to ride any of the trails. Ended up riding ~20 miles on day 1. Rode counterclockwise as that is how the Bump website covers the loop...man was that tough! I would advise clockwise for smoother ride. Rode small loop on day 2 (6 miles) before heading home, this time clockwise. So much better experience! This is an incredible place to ride, was very impressed with the level of skill I saw many of the riders exhibiting. There is room for all levels of experience here. All the riders were very helpful and willing to give their recommendations and advice. Will definitely ride this again!

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Trailblazer

November 5, 2016
 
Review: Pretty cool trails here. We rode Johnson's and Jekyll and Hyde. Reminds me of FATS (aka flowy with some nice rollers to get air off of), but with more elevation change and more technical.

Similar Trail: FATS

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Bunny Hop

October 12, 2016
Sboehm Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Great Trail. Fast with the right amount of elevation change. Locals ride the trail clockwise, but there's no posted direction of ride ... Found myself meeting people head on. Overall excellent.

Similar Trail: Big Cedar in Dallas

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Oak Mountain State Park Bump Trail MTB Trail 4.78 out of 5 based on 96 ratings. 96 user reviews.
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