Campus Trail - Trail, Dothan, Alabama

Campus Trail - Trail, Dothan, Alabama

DESCRIPTION

Troy State gave local riders a chance to develop singletrack to complement the existing jeeptrail and now maintains a fun ride in Lower Alabama. The start/finish is adjacent to the parking area with a fast challenge available in either direction. Sharp turns,elevation,log jumps,and sections for high speed await the rider.Scenic fireroads circle the area for more relaxed exercise.

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 25, 2012]
West Martin
Weekend Warrior

easy ride. Flows well. Not technical at all but entertaining. Too much sand.

Customer Service

Either. Don't forget the extra loop.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 19, 2012]
crimsonryder
Weekend Warrior

Considering the topography of southern Alabama, this trail is as good as can be expected. I give it a solid 4 stars. It is really perfect for the beginner but suitable for experienced riders. The biggest challenge is the constant switchbacks on inclines and declines. I think the longest straight away is 100 feet, maybe less. This prevents the rider from building up speed but keeps it interesting. The trail will take you through some nice looking woods but I swear it's a matter of time before I hit a squirrel. According to the campus website the singletrack is 5.6 and there is a doubletrack at 1.7 miles. The doubletrack is dangerously sandy in some places and features dog walkers and joggers. It is much straighter and flatter than the other trail.

Customer Service

I like to take the left way. This way I get most of the hills out of the way. Followed by flatter, straighter final 2 mile cool down period. Show up on Friday and it's not busy. Almost have the trail to yourself.

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The singletrack trail at the Troy Dothan campus is the only trail around here that is dedicated to mountain biking. Other trails such as westgate and Ft Rucker are intertwined with jogging trails. This one really is the best.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 09, 2010]
SAWgunner7
Weekend Warrior

Most of the other descriptions are pretty acurate. And the trail is now completely open. This trail definitly flows very well. Its not the best I have ridden But for the local area of Dothan it is great. And as compared to the Fort Rucker trails it is 10x better. I also recomend to bring a camera there are a few cool little spots to take pictures like a dock on a little pond out in the middle of the trail and theres also a old abbandond yard tractor. Suprizingly the trail isent that hard to follow. I might just have a eye for it, But it does blend in with the woogs as it looks not ridden much and is completely covered with leafs that arent very packed or displaced. Also be aware if you go right at the trail head. The first log jump is a little steep there were several drag marks on it from front sprockets all and all though it is a nice trail. I did not take my GPS so I am not sure of the actual mileage but i would estimate 6-7 miles total.

Customer Service

I have only ever gone right at the trail head. The trail i think flows very well. Even more so once you are about half way through.

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The only other trail i know of are the fort rucker trails. They are a good idea but some of it is not well thought out. I.E. too steep drops into ravines or washs. concrete washs are a little steep in places and pretty much none of the "loops" Connect trail is also extremely narrow in places. and some place look like they are more for a free ride type situation. You'll know what I mean if you find the 20+ foot ravine behind parcours pond.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 07, 2009]
hoboing
Cross Country Rider

I visited the in-laws in Enterprise over the Forth of July holiday and was able to get out and ride the Campus Trail on Saturday. Overall I would say it is a very nice trail. For the most part the trail is pretty smooth with some root roughness, and does not have many climbs. Good curvy single-track with some good flow. Not technical besides a few small tree crossings so would be a great beginner trail. I was not use to the sand so didn’t really like the deep sand in some of the corners, but it did not keep me from having a good time. There is some construction work going on at the campus and some of the trail is closed, but there is still enough trail to ride and have fun (just do a few laps).

Customer Service

I am not sure if the route I took was the best, but I followed previous advice posted here and went right at the entrance. Since some of the trail is closed I had to turn around and come back on the same trail and then did a loop on the other end.

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This was only one of two trails that I am aware of in the area. Rode the trails at Fort Rucker on Friday and had a good time too. The trails at Fort Rucker require more skill, but don’t flow nearly as well as the Campus Trails and requires more skills in way finding.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
1
[Jan 21, 2009]
PunkerTFC
Weekend Warrior

The trail surface was a mix of leaf litter, sand, and pine needles. Very slippery, so be careful with the brakes! It's mostly very smooth, with a few sections of small roots but nothing major and no issues climbing on the small uphills. I'm not sure about the mileage, but it took me about 40 minutes to do the loop. The five or six miles people have mentioned seemed about right. The trail has lots of switchbacks and tight turns, so be careful with your speed when it opens up. You might not have enough traction to brake for the next turn! There's really nothing technical about the trail, other than two small log obstacles. There are plenty of fallen trees around, however, so it would be nice to see some ladders or something else built in for more of a challenge. I didn't see any trail markings other than one piece of orange tape and one blaze, but it's very easy to follow so it's not an issue.

Customer Service

I went left at the trailhead fork, but it's one big loop so it really doesn't matter. If you go right at the fork, you'll ride the smoother section of trail first, if you want a warm-up.

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The Fort Rucker trails are more challenging and have longer/steeper climbs, but the Troy State trail has better flow.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 18, 2007]
trippstrat
Weekend Warrior

This is a great trail. In fact, its one of the better ones I've been on in awhile. There's nothing very technical or anything about it. I liked how fast paced it can be and how winding some of the fast turns are. I seemed to get about 5 1/2 miles out of the loop and it was a very good workout. There are some nice views such as a little pond that has a small dock that goes out over it and there are a couple of log jumps to go over also.

Customer Service

I started by eering to the left. I've heard the right is easier.

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First trail I've ridden in Alabama.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 21, 2007]
bacon123123
Cross Country Rider

About 6 miles of singletrack. Very twisty and covered with leaves and pine straw so watch your tire selection. A very flat trail with some roots and not much excitement for the adrenaline junky. This trail's record time as I have heard from the local bike shop is 28:20. The local bike shop to visit is just down the road at Dothan Cycle and Fitness. If you are looking to brush up on your tracking lines and turns this is a very good loop ride to work out a good cardio ride. If you are pushing yourself for speed this can be a fun loop to keep time.

Customer Service

To the right as you enter the trail seems to be the route of choice.

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Fort Rucker has a few trails that have a pretty good fun factor but no actual loop to follow.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 24, 2006]
gerald blizzard
Weekend Warrior

the trail is up to 6.7 miles now. not sure how tough it would be for a good mountain bike rider but its tough enough to suit me. lots of roots on the uphills(if you take the left side at the start) two log ride overs..several small dropoffs..and some twisty turns around trees that are deceptive. all in all a fun ride

Customer Service

theres a map in the display case at the start of the trail, go into the campus from 231 north and pass the main buildings on the left you will see a bike wheel and skull on a post near the woods

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I've heard of one near ebro florida( about forty miles away) but havent been yet..

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 12, 2004]
7speed
Weekend Warrior

New section has been added bringing the loop up to about 5.5 miles. Previous info about lap time is out the window. Ride fast and thank the kind folks at Troy State Dothan for this fun trail.

Customer Service

The trail is a loop.

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Swayback Bridge in Wetumpka

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 07, 2004]
TDK
Weekend Warrior

Wow...well, being that I've only been riding mountain bikes... a year or so now off and on, I'd say this trail is quite an experience. So, let's discuss. I found out about it on mtbr.com believe it or not searching on Google.com for local trails to ride on and I've been living in Dothan since I was 6 months old, I've passed TSUD several hundred times I'm sure lol. But anyways... This trail is amazing, sharp turns, hilly, they even through a few log jumps in there for you to keep your attitude alive. It's rather large I do have to say, being only that I've ridden smaller trails, this was quite a experience for myself. But for others it may be a bit differnt being that they have ridden bigger, longer trails. All and all this is a really great trail, I highly recommend it to anyone who loves to ride. Have fun, be safe, and take care guys!

Customer Service

There's 2 entrace ways (if forks off) into the trail, A left and a right. BEGINNERS: Take the right trial. ( lol, I made the mistake of taking the left trail my 1st time, bad mistake might I add...) The right trail is a good start if you've never been on it before and allows you to warm up if you decide to try the left entrance way. This side of the trail is fun, it's not for endurance at all, so for you "expert" bikers out there take your left, you'll have more fun on that one ;) But I highly recommmend beginners to start on the right trail at the main entrace. EXPERTS: Left side for you guys & gals hehe, this trail provides some major hair pin turns, log jumps, roots all over the place to keep your endurance level high and just about a all around workout I do say so myself lol. It's a ruff one...

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I'd recommend Westgate Park's 3 mile trail, it's a bit wider than TSUD's "bike" trail, because people walk, run, and take their dogs on it, but you can still bike it. I'd warm up on that trail before I go running out to TSUD's campus trail, you'll need it! (for the beginners that is hehe) ;)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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