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Level: Beginner
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Other
Elevation: +256/258 ft
Total: 55 riders
 

Mountain Biking Pleasant Hill Trail

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#46 of 96 mountain bike trails in Alabama
#9643 in the world

fun trail. The Tuskegee National Forest is a great location. Trail itself is somewhat difficult and is a little rough for newbies. Be careful of some exposed roots.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Located I-85 east of Montgomery. Take Wire Road exit. Turn Right and enter the park. Take right on road 900: will see trail head.
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Q: Can I hike this trail
A: Yes, hiking and running are common on this trail.

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  • bjrcarolina
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    Trail maintenance is lacking at some places. The southern half of the Trail is fun as it it is all downhill heading south. I don't recommend driving from too far out of your way for this one.

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  • Yuen Li Chan
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    Jumps? Flowy? Nope. Just a straightforward cross country trail that's good for exercise. If you want to test your bike handling skills, go to Chewalca Park. About 20% of it is on fire road. Wear orange during deer hunting season.

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  • Josh L
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    Fun little trail. There is a small portion ridden on forest service road. A recent controlled burn in the area makes for a neat looking and open area as you bomb that short downhill. The whole trail is in much better shape than neighboring Bartram. Downfall, only 4 miles long and it's not a loop.

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  • em6901
    ****

    Fast flowy singletrack. Great downhill and some jumps if that's your thing. First mile or so is an uphill jeep road climb. Very beginner friendly and just a fun trail.

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  • TheDude229
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    If you like a fast 1+ mile down hill with a tough climb(s) and expert jumps then this is the trail for you in the Auburn Area. There is nothing really to complain about except for sand in a couple spots which is fixable. This place has the potential to be an epic trail and could be one of the best trails in Alabama with a little work. Overall it is a great XC trail with lots of speed.

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  • zacmartin
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    Just rode this trail this weekend. Overall it was pretty fun. A few roots, but pretty smooth for Alabama. There are a few jumps for advanced riders, but they are alternate routes and are avoidable if you (like me) aren't comfortable with them. About 3/4 of the first half is uphill, which gets a little tiring, but the downhill there is great. On the way back, there isn't much climbing at all and you can ride pretty fast. The scenery is great in Tuskegee National Forest, so thats a plus. Not my favorite trail in the area, but definitely a fun trail.

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  • zsnau734
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    Fun little trail. Varied terrain with a few roots, gravel service roads, some hard pack, and some sand. Overall a fun trail for beginners and a good trail for advance riders to train on getting faster.

    * Review edited 11/9/2009

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  • Catiro
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    newbies like me spaz ..... j/k. this trail has a great flow that allows for some fast speeds. nothing technical, just a great cross country trail.* Review edited 6/9/2009

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  • spazjensen
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    The configuration says "other", but it is an "in and out" type This trail is a great trail for experienced newbies. There are some roots to roll over, but nothing to serious. There aren't very many switchbacks or fast tight turns. It is a very good paced trail. Once you hit the the three mile point on the way in its all smooth sailing. It is amazingly fast but not hard at all. With some of the turns banked now there is no need for the brake at all once here, worth doing over and over. Ther are also some great places to make use of for jumps and stunts (nice place to hit up some tailwhips). There is some sandy spots to watch for and during the summer some extreme overgrowth (kudzu), but still managable.* Review edited 8/9/2009* Review edited 8/9/2009

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  • waterne
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    not a hard ride at all, I did it with a solid frame and had no trouble, a nice easy ride if you've got a couple hours and don't mind getting a little dusty.

    The road name is NF 900, it's one of the many small dirt roads going through the forest. Here are the coords: Lat: 32°28'40.37"N Lon: 85°37'6.61"W* Review edited 2/17/2008

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  • aukevin21
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    trail has potential but it looks like it gets no attention and needs a little cleaning up. has a few quick downhillls but like everyone else says its a bit sandy but still enjoyable. if you live in auburn its worth the short ride. plus i saw a couple deer and an armadillo

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  • ray
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    The trail is tight with some slightly open mountian top and some areas of thick undergrowth with branches jutting onto the trial. It offers a exciting ride. Unfortunately the trail is pretty sandy so there are the problems associated with that. But dont let that stop you its a fun trail, thats worth a vist. I'd suggest riding the dirt roads as throughout the park as well, they provide a fun fast paced ride.

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  • MKT
    *****

    When I originally posted this trail. I said the trail was a little tough and had some exposed roots. Well after having more experience on other trails, I will take that back. This trail compared to others is very non-technical. Its a lot of fun though, not very hard, just a great little trail to have fun on.

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  • gman
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    Really enjoyed this trail. Not overly challenging, but a really fun ride with good jumps and technical terrain changes. Can't wait til I am back in AU to ride it again.

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