Oak Mountain State Park Bump Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.68 out of 5
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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.

Caspr answered on February 12, 2017. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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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.

mrskd14 answered on January 18, 2017. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Reviews (93)
 

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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Epic


August 17, 2016
hproctor Epic  
 
Review: Very well built and maintained trails that are optimized for riding pleasure. Trails are laid out in such a manner that the climbs are manageable and the DH's are fun..... all leading to smiles! Nice facilities in the park. This would be a great headquarters for a few days of Alabama riding. Tannehill SP, just miles away, also has great trails. Meanwhile, you could make a trip to Coldwater Mountain (1.5 hours away) and return in a day. I'm looking forward to a return trip.

Similar Trail: Tannehill Historic Ironworks State Park

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Gramcounter


July 14, 2016
Jimindirt Gramcounter  
 
Review: This trail is maintained in great condition and is extremely fun. Sections of super fast flow trail, then subtle climb, then a bit of technical rock and root. One of the all time great trails to ride in North America!

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Bunny Hop

May 24, 2016
Kazy Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Old sections of the trail are worn down and rocky but the newer areas are awesome. Thanks to the BUMP group for all their hard work making new trails

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Oak Mountain State Park Bump Trail MTB Trail 4.68 out of 5 based on 93 ratings. 93 user reviews.
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