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Cheaha State Park Mountain Bike Trail
There are any number of ways to ride the mountain bike trails on Cheaha. One excellent way is to start from the entrance gate trail head. The Cheaha Express trail has yellow blazes marking it. Ride about 0.4 miles to the start of the Deer Run trail with purple blazes. Ride Deer Run to its junction with the Lower Spring Loop, which has blue blazes. This will be about 1.2 miles with a hard climb just before it joins Lower Spring Loop. A right turn on Lower Loop is the easiest ride. The left is a hard climb. Following the trail on the right will join Upper Spring Loop with green blazes. Take the left turn. You will pass through thick mountain laurel stands and might think you were on a trail at Tsali. Follow the Upper Loop past the other junction with Lower Loop to the junction with Mountain Express and yellow blazes. Take the right to where the Upper Spring Loop leaves it and turn right on Upper Spring Loop. This part of the Upper Loop is excellent. It has some pretty fast single track and neat laurel thickets. If you want to ride all of every trail, ride to the junction with the section of Lower Loop you did not come up. Ride down it. Come back up Lower Loop as you did before. Ride Upper Spring Loop to its junction with Mt. Express. Ride Mt Express North to its end. There is a small loop on Mt. Express that can be ridden also. There is an upper trail head past the loop. Take the Mt. Express back to the trail head and parking area. You can of course return on the paved roads in the park. It is down hill all the way to the entrance on the road. If you are looking at a map I believe this description will make sense. These trails are rough and rocky in places and smooth in others. It is a good combination of challenging and fast single track. We hope to build a new trail for beginners soon and would appreciate help, If you would like to take on a small part of this task please let us know at Tammy.Power@dcnr.alabama.gov
Cheaha Trail Map - This is a medium quality map you can view and print from your browser.
Trail maps are available from the store just outside the entrance to the State Park http://www.lightinside.org/bike/cheaha4.htm
Mountain Bike race - Bring the bike race back!
Please do not forget the Cheaha Challenge - This is not Mt. Bike but the race is like no other!http://www.cheahachallenge.com/century_course_profile.html
Located close to Cheaha State Park
Coldwater Mountain bike trail - This trail will give you yet another reason to stay with us!