University of South Alabama (USA) Trails - TRAIL

University of South Alabama (USA) Trails - Trail, Mobile, Alabama

This trail has many miles of fast singletrack. There is little elevation change. The trail has several loops and shortcuts which provide an endless combination of rides. There is no specified way to ride the trail, but many sections are more fun in one direction. Explore it and have fun!

User Reviews (11)

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Spiderider   Weekend Warrior [Sep 26, 2013]

There are 12 miles of trail at South Alabama now, most people in Mobile ride this network of trails more than any other. Mostly flat singletrack with small inclines. Great for riding at night and after it rains you can ride the trails. (they hold up good). Lots of roots and pine straw. Check out Cycle Therapy on Hillcrest for routes, directions and group rides.

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4
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3
Russell King   Cross Country Rider [Feb 25, 2012]

I rode this trail a lot back in 2011 and decided to break in my new bike with the break in the weather. This is a well marked trail with a lot of tree roots and a few logs to go over. There are also a few washouts and narrow paths between trees to negotiate. The trail itself has a lot of loops and switchbacks that add to the challenge, but prevent high speed running. This is a trail that is good for beginners, but challenging enough to keep it interesting.

The one downside to this trail is the broken glass. More than once I have seen local kids partying in the woods and they throw bottles everywhere. There are a couple of sections where the trail is literally paved in broken glass. In several places I was forced to dismount and walk my bike through to avoid a flat tire.

The kids are harmless. If you say hello, they respond back cheerfully, so don't let that deter you. With all the tree roots, you'll be watching the ground closely enough to see the glass. Just make sure you bring everything you need to handle a flat.

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4
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3
Robert   Cross Country Rider [Mar 07, 2009]

While the university continues to tear down this woods, the people building this trail keep building new stuff and using the land to the max. This is an easy trail, but it has extremely good flow and is great to introduce new riders to the sport. There is nothing extremely technical or difficult, but this place always brings a smile to my face. Keep up the good work.

Customer Service

Go up the dirt road and take a left at the first singletrack instance off of the dirt road.

Similar Products Used: UWF in Pensacola, Chickasabogue in Mobile, and Little River State Park in Atmore
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4
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2
Megashnauzer   Weekend Warrior [Jul 21, 2008]

Awesome. It's been a few years since I've ridden this network. I was suprised at the amount of construction has gone on in the area. A lot of trail seems to be missing but a lot of new trail has been constructed. Whoever has been building trail has been doing a great job. Fast, fun and easy to follow single track. I especially liked the trash pit with all the bottles, irons and doll baby heads.

Customer Service

Follow the white blazes about 7 miles until you hit the clear cut. Supposedly the trail continues on the other side but we turned around and followed the yellow blazes back.

Similar Products Used: Chickasawbogue, UWF
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5
VALUE
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4
JakeDaSnake   Weekend Warrior [May 30, 2007]

Lots of fast tight trails, switchbacks and a few elevation changes, its fun for any type of riding... if you like freeriding theres tons of stair cases and drops on campus, lol

Customer Service

anyone

Similar Products Used: none
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5
VALUE
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3
fujifan06   Weekend Warrior [Nov 27, 2006]

I just rode the trail two weeks ago and it was alot of fun although the recent construction and development has left some parts of the trail with dead ends. Unfortunately these dead ends usually aren't within sight so you usually have to back pedal a good bit before you get back on the trail. It has a nice flow to the trails while offering a nice mix of downhill, some decent uphill, jumps, a few table-tops, as well as some tight turns. Only once did I find myself thankful for being cautious as I approached some of the larger mounds. Be careful around the mound that has two wooden ladders running down the backside because if you not careful and take the wrong trail, the one running to the right, you will hit a six or seven foot drop off straight down. Overall, I had a great time and will be riding it again most likely this weekend.

Customer Service

The trails are marked, but not very well, so mix and match your routes and have fun all day.

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4
VALUE
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2
VDknuckles   Cross Country Rider [Oct 27, 2005]

This is the trail that I learned the basics on. It's great for the beginners who want to build up their confidence. Plus, it even has some sections that'll satisfy the riders with an intermediate skill level. You might run into a dead end or two because of the debris leftover from Katrina, but otherwise the trail is still great. The guys at Cadence120 definitely did a good job of cleaning up.

Customer Service

My favorite route is the "Black Snake Hollow" loop.

Similar Products Used: Any of them, though I here that Providence isn't what it used to be.
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5
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2
sab308   Cross Country Rider [May 06, 2005]

This trail is getting shorter by the day. Between the damage Ivan inflicted on it and the constant construction by the university there is only about 8-9 miles of trails left. It is still a great trail and is well maintained and well marked. It is a very good trail for beginners to intermediate riders.

Customer Service

Any of them

Similar Products Used: Chickasabouge Park
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3
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3
  Weekend Warrior [Jan 16, 2004]

Just got back from the trails. They are awesome - whoever takes care of these does a great job. These trails are by far the best in South Alabama. I wanted to check out some other areas there but I was beat after taking all of the long trails. A word of caution - I noticed that some idiots are going out there and breaking beer bottles around some of the stumps in the trails. Could lead to a flat maybe. I can't believe that people would do that, but this is Alabama and not much better manners are expected. Rode it on a Friday afternoon - did not see a single person anywhere. There is a sign at the front of the trail saying that it is now patrolled so maybe it is better to ride in a group? Never had to worry about things like that before, but it is in the middle of a city that isn't the safest to begin with. Good riding all around though.

Customer Service

I rode the white marked trail - very well marked and a great trail to ride.

Similar Products Used: I have ridden at both Blakeley and at the Bouge. Blakeley is a far better ride for trails of this caliber (ie beginner to intermediate).
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4
VALUE
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2
nick   Weekend Warrior [Jan 12, 2004]

very nice trails!!!! need more at the play ground

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5
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4
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