Mountain Biking

Mountain Biker on the trails
Great Wall Of Chewacla Mountain Biking Obstacle
Mtn Biking
Lake Lurleen Mountain Bike Trails by @FroggyMonkey
DeSoto State Park Mountain Biking on Trails
Oak Mountain State Park Mountain Biking
Cheaha Mt. Biking 2
Chewacla State Park Mountain Biker

The Alabama State Parks features several park locations that provide miles of bike trails. Whether you are a beginner or have years of experience there are trails to fit your skill set. Mountain bikes are a fun way to exercise and connect with nature.


There are many ways to enjoy mountain biking, and you don’t even have to be in the mountains. Trails vary from moderate to difficult and feature pleasant rides on double track trails to high-adrenaline challenges on technical single tracks.


Spending time in the outdoors provides both mental and physical therapy and one of the best ways to get to know the Alabama State Parks is by biking the trails. Make your plans to visit these parks for your next mountain biking adventure:


Cheaha State Park Lake Guntersville State Park
Chewacla State Park Lake Lurleen State Park
DeSoto State Park Monte Sano State Park
Gulf State Park Oak Mountain State Park
Joe Wheeler State Park  


There are several mountain biking clubs that use our park locations as their center for events, weekly rides, and volunteer work. These partnerships provide expertise, manpower and fellowship that the Alabama State Parks could not do alone. Consider joining these organizations:


Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers (BUMP)


Central Alabama Mountain Pedalers (CAMP)


Huntsville Area Mountain Bike Riders (HAMR)


Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association (NEABA)


Shoals MTB Club


South Alabama and Mississippi Mountain Bike Association (SAMMBA)


Southeastern Alabama Mountain Bikers (SAM)


West Alabama Mountain Biking Association (WAMBA) 


*Most of these bike clubs use their FB page as their main method of communication.  


Because of the importance of the trails to the parks system, we have created a new voluntary trails program that will focus on improving and managing the entire Alabama State Parks trails system. The new Dirt Pass Trails Team Program is a new way that people can voluntarily contribute financially to improving and managing the Alabama State Parks trails system.