Trussville Park - TRAIL

Trussville Park - Trail, Trussville, Alabama

So far about 4 miles of technical fast singletrack and another 2-3 miles of fire road. Well built, good drainage, tight corners, log crossings, slick rock, something for everyone. More trail is being built so total will be around 8 miles. A badly needed trail in the B'ham area to take some of the strain off Oak Mountain. Being built by BUMP - i.e. built by bikers for bikers and not inherited from hikers.

User Reviews (18)

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Kevin   Weekend Warrior [Feb 20, 2011]

Being new to the mounain biking world (started in January),I find this trail pretty challenging.The whole thing is apx 4.5 miles long,with a little bit of everything.I start from the softball field and begin my journey on a series of switchbacks when at the top you will find my favorite section of the whole trail.A nice tight ,twisty ,fast section of downhill with big flat rocks,small rocks,& roots.After this it is made up of small wooden bridges,single track,more rocky areas and when you cross the road the 2nd time you will find what I have nicknamed "the monster".The monster is another switchback climb that is much steeper than the 1st.Once you conquer this it is just a nice trail ride with moderate climbs and short fast sections of trail. Complete loop takes 30-45 minutes

Customer Service

clockwise

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4
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3
Josh   Weekend Warrior [Sep 12, 2010]

Trail Map
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4
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3
wh400   Weekend Warrior [Jan 22, 2010]

Road this trail for the first time a week ago. Enjoyed it so much that I went back the next day. I live right near Oak Mountain so I go there most of the time but this trail was a very nice change. It is more technical than Oak Mountain (excluding Blook Rock). It will be really nice when it is longer. I wish there was more space to build trails so that you felt like you were 'travelling further' like you do at Oak Mountain. A lot of switchbacks but you don't really see the other trails and during summer you won't see the other trails at all.

Everyone should give it a try. A really great to the often busy Oak Mountain Trail system.

Customer Service

N/A

Similar Products Used: Oak Mountain State Park
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4
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2
jwestmartin   Weekend Warrior [May 31, 2009]

Excellent job thus far on the technical aspects of the trail. Needs to be a bit longer. Our group did multiple laps though as it is not that tough aerobically...

Recommended alternative to Oak Mountain and an easy track to do if you're limited on time as you cross the road multiple times so you can go back to the parking lot easily of you need to.

Customer Service

Clockwise

Similar Products Used: Oak Mountain, Lake Lurleen and Hurricane Creek
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4
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2
corb   Weekend Warrior [Sep 08, 2008]

Just wanted to spread the word about the new extension at Trussville. BUMP has added about 1 mile of singletrack including very technical portion right behind the tennis courts.

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5
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3
SINGLESPEEDER1980   Cross Country Rider [May 25, 2007]

a little bit of everything!! switchbacks, rocks, short climbs, and tight singletrack. a little on the short side of things but the best night riding in town.

Customer Service

do a loop clock wise then turn around and trace your steps.

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4
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3
justaguy   Weekend Warrior [Jun 14, 2005]

Nice trail for those of us in the Trussville Clay area. Pretty diverse for such a short ride, although the ride is longer than it was a couple of years ago. No huge climbs, but enough to get your heart beating (at least mine). Several log crossings, some tight single track, a mile or so of flat gas line (like a dirt road), a pretty fast downhill singletrack with slick rocks, some opportunities to get airborne. Like the others mentioned, it will take a little while to figure out the best loop for you, but it is a fun ride.

Customer Service

I park at the baseball fields, go across the wooden bridge to the upper parking lot and start there. Switchbacks work all the way up the 120 foot elevation change with log and bridege crossings (all single track). There are a few cut ups for the harder climbers. At the top there is an area that you can use as a practice area. Go on down the hill...pretty tight again with some big slick rocks near the bottom. Go across the road and follow the trail to the right. Just before you get back to the ball fields, turn left and follow this trail past the ball fields and back out to the road. Cross the road and run back up to the original parking lot - I'm guessing this is about a 4 mile loop. There are a lot of side trails and some I have never been on. Enjoy!

Similar Products Used: Oak Mountain of course.
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3
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2
badplf13   Weekend Warrior [Apr 27, 2004]

Nice trail but I recommend riding with someone that knows the trail or just riding around and figuring it out yourself that is what I did. It wasn't to hard to figure out.

Customer Service

Right when you come in the gate, the trail starts out down hill.

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3
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3
Bill   Cross Country Rider [Aug 14, 2003]

Pretty good trails. Good alternative to Oak Mountain if you're on this side of town. I would recommend riding with someone who knows the trails first to understand the layout or the full circuit.

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4
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4
bob   [Jun 18, 2000]

The trail is still undergoing construction but it already has some nice features. Several large tree crossings, switchbacks, bare rock, and some nice woods to ride through. Still feels somewhat disjointed but I guess this is because it is still being worked on. No real major climbs, but there are quite a few quick transitions from up to down. Will review after it is all finished.

Customer Service

Can go either way

Similar Products Used: Oak Mountain State Park
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3
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