October 15, 2015
This really is a great little trail considering it's proximity to town and interstate (59 or 459). Plus it's free. I have been a MTB'r since the late 80's early 90's (in California and Colorado) and have no problem with 98% of this trail. There is a newer, rock garden section behind the tennis courts that was added a few years back that either my lack of full suspension or 40 year old risk aversion keeps me from riding. And even then it's really just a three step drop into a pinch between a tree and a large boulder that I haven't attempted to ride. I can certainly understand how a novice rider might have some trouble with this trail however. It does require more "nuance" in the saddle (i.e. the ability to use "body english" when powering around some tight, rocky/rooty switchbacks as well as changing pedaling cadence to roll up over rocks interspersed on both climbs and descents (depending on the direction you ride). It is also very much a narrow trail over much of its distance. Originally built by Boy Scouts and since taken over by BUMP. A changing station was added behind the Softball Fields two years ago. Handy if you don't live in Trussville. I have better appreciated the non-beginner description of this trail while teaching my kids to ride it. I actually run behind them and coach as as we go (with a few nudges through difficult sections).
September 30, 2015
Well...I gave a previous review that was not very complimentary of this trail....But as I have improved in my abilities...I am starting to enjoy this trail more and more...certainly not for a novice...but as you become more and more familiar with navigating big rock features it will grow on you!
September 30, 2015
The trail needs to be widened for one. The rock is sandstone so it holds water and stays slick. The roots are less than fun as well....Its a technical ride but IMO doesn't have to be as dangerous as it is....... And it is a great place to break a bone! Not for a novice who just learned to clip in.
July 14, 2015
Advanced rock portions...and extremely tight uphill climbs....some switchbacks are almost unridable. Not my favorite..by a long shot
December 29, 2012
not many trails. alot of uphill. fun technical trails. expert trail is sick. other trails are fun. good for the family. trails go behind houses which is kinda strange.
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March 12, 2012
I work in Trussville which makes this a real convenient track for me to hit for a Lunch-break or after work. Overall it is an intermediate track with a few sections that are beyond my skill set. Its a great set-up. However its a lot of track in a small space. So there are times you can see other parts of the trail from the track your on. My only other quam is that because the trail overlaps at times, staying on the right trail can sometimes be a challenge. This is not not a big issue (you might just do small parts of the same track twice).
The trail is a lot of fun. There are a couple of wood bridges, banks, and gnarly roots to go over. I have hit it from February to March and it was not to busy at those times of the year.
Happy Riding and I'll see you there.
February 2, 2012
I live right outside the sports complex, and I ride the route at least 4 times a week. The entire trail is around 4.59 miles. It consists of lingering switch-backs, smooth downhill sections, and technical, rocky areas all throughout the park. The only issue is that it takes about 35 minutes to complete the course, which is a fairly short time compared to other trail systems.
June 12, 2011
I can't believe that there are no reviews of this trail. The last time I rode it was August 2010, and as far as I know it is still open. There are several starts, but there is definitely more than 5 miles of track...closer to 10 from what I remember. When I started out, there were long rolling hills, and I remember thinking, 'I hope the whole trail doesn't stay like this'...and fortunately, it did not. There is a LOT of variety on this trail considering that it winds in and out of a sports park and is in the middle of a metropolitan area. I forgot my mtb shoes and actually rode this in sneakers on my clipless pedals...and it was a chore. There are a few short very technical sections. Bottom line: if you are in the area ride this...not worth going out of your way for, but if this was in my town I would ride it every week for the workout it brings. There is quite a bit of short climbs and some flowy sections too.
Trussville Sports Park MTB Trail
out of 5
based on 8 ratings.
8 user reviews.