Gasline - TRAIL

Gasline - Trail, Daphne, Alabama

FUN FUN FUN, lots of down hill.

User Reviews (12)

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Mike   Cross Country Rider [Jul 15, 2007]

Lots of potencial! The best changes in elevation in the area,it just needs some maintenance. If you would like to help to maintain an rebuild some sections of this trail, please email Mike at MaickelCabs@Aol.com

Customer Service

Start behind the church next to the hospital, go East, make a right after the Harley Davidson dealer backyard (by the power lines)go South towards Hwy 90, make a left and go East along Hwy 90 (best part of the trail), make a left on Hwy 13 head North, at the T turn right, the trail ends at the new shopping center in Malbis.

Similar Products Used: Chicksabogue Park, University Trails.
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3
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4
paddlefoot64@mchsi.com   Cross Country Rider [Jun 05, 2004]

Tough trail. If you can climb all of these hills, your pretty good and better than me. Water crossings followed by loose sand climbs. Weight forward and you lose traction in the rear. Weight back and you wheelie too much. Lots of ruts, baby heads and vines and branches along best traction routes. A vine snagged my handlebar and stopped me completely in my tracks! Felt like being in a cartoon. I ride this because I live very close and it is a technical, hard workout. Not fun, but good workout.

Customer Service

Mentioned previously. Behind MIMC Eastern Shore facility. Ride east to end at Regency Oaks subdivision where it ends. Either turn around and take more punishment or ride back on Highway 90 to entry point.

Similar Products Used: Have not explored Malbis trails yet. Plan to soon. The Bogue has bad memories for me. Left part of my collar bone there. Too far to drive. Also plan to visit Blakely soon.
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3
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5
paddlefoot64@mchsi.com   Cross Country Rider [Jun 05, 2004]

Tough trail. If you can climb all of these hills, your pretty good and better than me. Water crossings followed by loose sand climbs. Weight forward and you lose traction in the rear. Weight back and you wheelie too much. Lots of ruts, baby heads and vines and branches along best traction routes. A vine snagged my handlebar and stopped me completely in my tracks! Felt like being in a cartoon. I ride this because I live very close and it is a technical, hard workout. Not fun

Customer Service

Mentioned previously. Behind MIMC Eastern Shore facility. Ride east to end at Regency Oaks subdivision where it ends. Either turn around and take more punishment or ride back on Highway 90 to entry point.

Similar Products Used: Have not expolered Malbis trails yet. Plan to soon. The Bogue has bad memories for me. Left part of my collar bone there. Too far to drive. Also plan to visit Blakely soon.
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3
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5
  Weekend Warrior [Jul 20, 2003]

This trail is now scary. The ATV's, and now 4 WD's that are somehow able to get in there have torn it up. Read the post about bullets flying in the clay pits, this is Alabama. Dudes very scary riding and I don't recommend it unless you are a freak. Also, the post about Catman Road - it was way cool until Orange Beach paved it for the beach buggie bikes. There are some good extensions off the pavement, but very sandy and hard to find but well worth it because I have never seen whiter sand, or bluer water at the small lakes that you can find. My recommendation is Blakely State Park - it has been knocked, but there are some killer trails if you take the time to explore. Yes you will get fined for riding the Breastworks, but they are impossible to ride anyhow and those are a tribute to those who fought, so why tread on hallowed ground anyhow. IMHO, the park is the best riding in South Alabama - the Bogue blows so enjoy what you can find without the fear of being run over or shot at.

Similar Products Used: If you really want to ride, try Southern Illinois, it's the best MB'ing without having to travel west. Good Luck all and if someone finds a decent trail in south Alabama let me know because otherwise
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5
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5
Hurricanebama   [Jul 16, 2000]

Best trail near Mobile. Fastest trail definitely. Can get really fast. Wide trails, so you dont have to worry about running into trees.

Customer Service

All of them.

Similar Products Used: none, all others in mobile are way to slow.
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4
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DAmonkey   [Nov 02, 2000]

Access roads for fiberoptic cable, a mix of clay and sugarsand so have your tires full. A few streams to cross, as well as some erosion. There are no markings as well so don't get lost it is easy to do. Also used my moto-x so keep your ears open. I recommend this if you live in Mobile. This is the closest to fun I have had in the Southeast.

Customer Service

Take I-10 to the fairhope/dapne exit and go east on 90, the rest is expained above.

Similar Products Used: I am ridding the park in mobile for the first time today.
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4
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Kyle Crutchfield   [Sep 28, 2001]

This trail is cool for the first, maybe the second time riding it. I like to be able to actually ride my bike for more than 2 percent of the trip. Well, its not that bad, but you do spend the majority of the time pushing your bike uphill, and not because you're tired or you just can't handle the hills, but because they are litterally too steep to climb. If you go out there after a good rain, then you may come across Alabamas version of quicksand. It looks like solid ground untill your front tire seeps into it. The downhill parts are of course fun but only worth it for maybe one or two trips. Definately not a place to just go ride for fun.a good workout though. Only for Skilled bikers with high quality bikes.

Customer Service

Only one

Similar Products Used: Go across the bay to Mobile.They have tons of trails.
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1
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Old School   [Jul 12, 2002]

I just rode it for the first time yesturday after a thunder storm. I printed up the trail instructions from the Alabama Mountain Bike web site. I soon realized that these route directions were a bit dated. It said that there was one fork in the trail and to take it. I found about 6 forks before I took one. The hills were fun to go down. Plenty of opportunities to get some nice air off of water breaks. Beware of your landings though, some landings were on the washed out side. I am not sure if the downhills were worth the hiking uphills, maybe this is because I went after a hard rain. But In the first half of the ride, I spent more time off the bike than on it. I doubt if I found the whole trail that is supposed to be the Gasline, as I was saying before about my directions being outdated, there was a neighborhood where I translated the directions saying there was supposed to be the "somewhat grown in" entrance to the second section of the gasline, so I opted to cross highway 90 and ride down highway 13 until I reached the horse trail system of Lake forest. Which turned out to be pretty well maintained, smooth and fast. Not chewed up like the typical horse trails I've been on. I actually enjoyed the ride on the horse trails better than the Gasline trail, though I do plan on giving the Gasline another try before ruling it out, but if it don't work, I know just around the corner is the Lake Forest Hores trail

Customer Service

Not sure, I parked at the church by the bike shop and went up the hill then down the trail. Ended up who knows where.

Similar Products Used: Blakely state park, but I don't reccomend it because the only trail worth riding is the hiking trail which you will get a fine if caught riding it. The Only other trail in Baldwin County is in Gulf Shores State Park. You can park in Orange beach just south of the police station on hwy 161 at the Catman Rd. trailhead, just across from Marina Rd. Ride down that until you pass the park ranger house then turn right down the powerline until you reach some sandy trails on the left. Follow them as they become less sandy under the canope of giant oak trees, you will eventually come out on the golf course service trail, keep following it to the right until you come out on Canal. Rd. Turn right on canal rd util you get to the power line service road on the right (about 2 miles) turn back on to the powerline until it hooks back up with catman trail at the ranger station, turn left and head back to the car. This loop has no real single track, but it is all offroad except for 2 of the 12 miles. Not bad for the beach.
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2
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Joseph   [Nov 12, 2002]

I live 0.2 mile away from the trail and ride it daily. The trail isnt so hard until it rains. I ride it daily and from the hospital to malbis and back its 6 miles. I ride my race bike there and it ruins it every time. Erosion is a HUGE problem and the 4 wheelers tear it up and make big ruts. Intermediate level. People who usually walk their bikes up climbs will hate it. Also keep in mind that if you see the AT&T guys your tresspassing. There were no trespassing signs but the 4-wheeler guys tore them down.

Customer Service

Start at the clay pits and head east.

Similar Products Used: You can also check out me and my friends single track trail (0.5 mi.) when you enter the claypits from hwy 90 stay to the left side of the pit and you will get to a grassy section about 30 yards from the highway. If you pay attention you will find the opening(its kinda hidden so ATV guys wont ruin it. The trail end a a powerline section. We plan to keep adding.
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2
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willie lump lump   [Dec 30, 2002]

a Couple of good downhills. But not worth the drive from GulfShores. Watch out for all of the kids on four wheelers. They will run you over. Also beware of the bullets from the claypits. The Summer storms have washed many gullies and ruts in this trail. A couple of good jumps though!

Customer Service

park behind the medical plaza behind Dillards

Similar Products Used: wish I knew.
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2
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