Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +460/464 ft
Total: 57 riders
 

Mountain Biking Trussville Sports Park

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#64 of 96 mountain bike trails in Alabama
#11108 in the world

Something for everyone. A lot to do in a compact twisty, 5 mile ride. Good climbs, slick rocks, gnarley roots, skinny bridges. A bit more technical than a beginner course if you do it all.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
From Birmingham take I-59 east to eixt 141 northeast of the city. Go east on Chalkville Road for about .9 miles. left onto Oak Street. Through first stop sign. Cross Cahaba River. Left at next stop sign in to Trussville Sports Complex. You will see where the trail crosses the main road. Parking is allowed about anywhere within sports complex. Map available online. Also mentioned in Dirtworld.com
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  • Autocrat9
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    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!

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  • Autocrat9
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    Advanced rock portions...and extremely tight uphill climbs....some switchbacks are almost unridable. Not my favorite..by a long shot

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  • mountainbikebran
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    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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  • strych2
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    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.

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  • ****

    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.

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  • Michael Paul
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    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.

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