Hurricane Ridge Park - Trail, Cullman, Alabama

Hurricane Ridge Park - Trail, Cullman, Alabama

DESCRIPTION

This place is going to be the North Shore/downhill Mecca of Alabama. Stuff here matches Whistler''s Bike Park! You want armor, full helmet, flat pedals, lowered seat post, and the beefiest dually you can get you hands on. It has all from double black diamond runs, and stunts. PLUS a skills park at the parking lot. So far two downhill sections, the first is pure fall line drop at 45% plus! At the bottom, you hit in sloped bridge going from ~24" down to ~10". More features to come. The second hill actually isn''t straight down, but almost! It''s at least a 40% grade! It flows more than the other, and includes a couple massive jumps! I mean 3 foot plus drops! (You can ride around them.) Only bummer about this one is you have to go up what you go down. In-between downhills, you''ll find lots of bridges, most are atv wide, but a lot are 6-12'' wide. The best is the river crossing. Either end is ~12", but in the middle of the river, its ~4"! Of course that''s the deepest part and fastest moving water! Creekside Trail is a flat out & back of about 4 miles. You just have to get down to it. Most of the rest of the trails flow pretty well, but have short tough climbs. They''re mostly cut by atv and then hand tooled. Its rideble wet, like Bankhead National Forrest, but with downhills, letting it dry out some will make the experience ten times better. $3 Enterance Fee

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 16, 2007]
ROCKJOCK88
Cross Country Rider

My name is John McCrary,I am manager/trail designer/trail builder at Hurricane Creek Park.
I have 2 miles of new trail completed and I am working on another mile an a half right now along with more free ride features.
The 2 mile race course is fast and flowing with several wood features, the largest one is the 96ft long by 5ft wide berm located at the start/finish area, the next largest is a very fast bridge that is 70ft long, 3ft wide and 10ft high.
The park will continue to grow into Alabama's only Free Ride Park and stage annual comps.

Customer Service

The race course is a must, then hit the trail to the Gauntlet.

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The Flint Creek multi-use trails in the Bankhead Forest are fast and flowing, the 11 mile loop clockwise is best.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 13, 2007]
sharon warren
Weekend Warrior

There are a couple of different trails out there. Some with steep inclines and some with tricks. A bit too challenging for me but a more skilled rider would love it (jumps, ramps, bridges, hills, roots, creek crossings, and all). I had to park my bike and just hike (there are separate hiking trails) for a while. There are some beautiful thing to be seen. Biking or hiking this area has both and is a must ride/hike area.

Customer Service

Plan to spend at least a half to a full day. We packed a lunch and checked out all the trails (8 miles), started with the MTB race course. Then spent time in the picnic area. Remember if you have some non-biking members in your group there are hiking trails, a creek, some cool waterfalls (when they are not in the midst of a drought), and awesome photo opportunities. 11/3/07 there will be a fun ride. I am sure they are going to have a good turnout.

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Oak Mountain stae park.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 13, 2007]
Chuck Lewis
Cross Country Rider

Goat trails, lots of rocks, tight and twisty bridges, big jumps, and a helluva long and steep drop that turns to a just-as-steep skinny. If you like technical rock gardens, balancey switchbacks and trialsy boulderfields, you'll love this place. There's plenty of fast, sweeping singletrack to keep the not-so-technical riders happy, too. If you like to climb, then you'll love both of the climbs out of the gorge. One is an old logging road with a couple of steep spots, and the other is rough paved back out of the gorge back to the office--three or four pitches of reeeeally steep jeep road that should top out your heart somewhere around 200bpm by the top!

Customer Service

Ask John at the office for the best way to ride according to your skill level.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 01, 2006]
ROCKJOCK88
Cross Country Rider

I have just finished 4 more miles; that brings the park to around 12 miles of challenging cross country/beginner free ride trails. This week I started construction on the area that will have a large amount of free ride elements located on a section of about 30 acres just behind the park office with an easy access from the parking lot. The trails are in great shape and I encourage anyone within a reasonable driving range to come ride. The main free ride area should be open to ride by late spring with several fun and crazy dirt and wood play spots. I will always be refining and adding more trail and free ride elements with plans to have comps as soon as possible. John W. McCrary Park Manager Hurricane Creek Park City of Cullman Parks & Recreation 22600 US Hwy 31 N Vinemont, Al 35179 256-734-2125 hurricane@cullmanrecreation.org http://www.hurricanecreek.homestead.com

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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