Munny Sokol Park - Trail, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Munny Sokol Park - Trail, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

DESCRIPTION

Munny Sokol is a well-maintained, winding single track through the woods on the outskirts of Tuscaloosa. It's not very technical but has a few rough spots with roots and downed logs. With nice roller-coaster effects and no big climbs or long downhills, this is a fun trail that can be ridden in it's entirety in 45 minutes to an hour by anyone short of the late Chris Farley. Multiple loops are fun, and it should be ridden with someone who knows the loop at first because it is laid out like a golf course with several criss-crosses.

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 01, 2009]
sxr-racer
Cross Country Rider

Excellent Singletrack with lots of twist and turns. Until you learn the course and routes it can get confusing. Dont be surprised to look over and 20 feet away you see another part of the trail!!! Trail Map at parking lot. Not many long downhills or up hills, but the ones there will give you a quick workout!

Customer Service

Pick one!!!!!!!!!!!! You can ride these trails in many different combo's. We have been starting counter clockwise for the first mile or two and then cut across the field and ride clockwise for the last 8 or so miles!

Similar Products Used:

Lake Lurleen and Oak Mountain.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 14, 2007]
Chris
Cross Country Rider

the trail has everything except a good down hill section. the trails rang from easy single track to pretty technical slopes on the "death by concrete" section. it has a little HX section with small ramps, turn arounds, and tree huggers. the trails all parallel so if you want to change directions or difficulty you can just free ride or push through the woods to another trail of more or less difficulty. free riding is not discouraged and evidance of past explorers is evident. the best park.. its funded by the county/city so its free. its a great ride at a great price and its NEVER crowded.
p.s. there are also areas for you hard grounders (touring riders)
with 10 -12 miles of trails it still only takes 10 -15 minutes to push out if you have a problem.

Customer Service

once in tuscaloosa/northport take watermelon rd for about 1.5/2 miles and the park will be on the right. follow the road leading away from the baseball feilds and the trails are at the back of the park.

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Lake Lerleen State Park has 12 to 15 miles of trails ranging from novice to expert... but be careful you either go all the way around or turn around and bakc track.. no pushing out of this one (no short cuts out)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 13, 2007]
MGLDyson
Weekend Warrior

Whoa!!! What happened out here? There has been a lot of work done on this trail(s). About 2-3 years ago there was only about 8 miles or something. Now, there has got to be somewhere in the area of 10-12, maybe. A new section has opened up on what I was told was off limits to MTBers at one point (the section over the creek). Plus, there are at least 5 more new loops (Death by Concrete, Troll, 5 Bridges, and a couple of loops that I can't remember the name of). All of it is still tight and twisty but there is plenty of elevation change for such a compact trail. Granted the elevation change is not like the extended climbs and descents of something like Lake Lurleen or Oak Mountain. Basically, if you haven't ridden out here in a while, go ride it. There is a lot more to the trail now and worth an afternoon ride, at least.

Customer Service

There are too many routes for me to explain here. The best thing is to ride with someone who has been out there and I hear that there is a group ride on Mondays at 5pm.

Similar Products Used:

Oak Mountain
Lake Lurleen

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 03, 2006]
Mr_Whiskerz
Cross Country Rider

Here's a review from a total MTB n00b. I have been cutting my teeth here, and I have been having fun and I am getting better and better each time. It's true the signage isn't great, and some of the best trails aren't even marked. The most difficult marked trail is called "Death by Concrete" and is marked with one black diamond. It also has LOTS of poison ivy and oak along the trail, it moves through entire patches of PI in places.

"Creek", "Five Bridges" and "Troll" are also some of the highlights.

You won't get lost going out alone, but going with a local is helpful stringing a complete loop.

If you ride it often, please be a pal and carry a small folding saw and a some snips on occasion and do a little clipping and cutting.

I don't know if you should take my ratings too seriously, like I said before I am a n00b, but it is a great place to learn. Plus, it is 10 minutes from my house.

Customer Service

Ride any trail you can find, you will eventually get dumped out back onto the main trail. Some of the best trails aren't marked, and aren't heavily ridden. Find a local to take you to "Antique Creek".

Similar Products Used:

Lake Lurleen

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 14, 2006]
realitydh1
Weekend Warrior

Before reading, understand my point of view comes from a long history of downhilling, freeriding, and racing big mountains. Having said that, suprisingly, I felt that the trail was a decent ride. I rode alone and didn't have too much trouble finding my way around the trail my first time. I was riding a single speed and had no problems with any of the climbs. There are a few sections one can make more interesting by enabling hops, endos, or manuals. There is also a wide path that cuts through what seems to be the center of the trail which is good if you are finding yourself lost. All in all, I would reccomend the trail to any rider of any level, but I would want to warn advanced riders they may become bored. For anyone with big rigs or dj'ers, I will most likely be building some stunts and possibly cut a very fast, technical run into the main hillside of the woods.

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There is a big loop at the lake... I haven't ridden it yet, but I expect nothing special.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Nov 14, 2004]
Dex
Weekend Warrior

11-13-04 A small section of the trail has been lost due to some type of clearing for a road or pipeline. Other than that, still a fun & great trail to ride.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 15, 2004]
rpb-bham
Weekend Warrior

Rode for first time on 7/29/04. The trail has potential but needs better signage (there is none pointing to the trailheads) and some maintenance. It does not appear that the trail is being maintained at all. If you are able to correctly link all the turns it should about a 7 mile loop.

Customer Service

Park in the small lot near the open barn. From the fire hydrant across the road, follow the singletrack through the grass. Ride into the woods and bear right. Once in the woods you should find some yellow trail signs. This loop runs about 1.7 miles. When you approach a field again bear right to ride another loop or turn left to return to the parking lot. Another section entrance can be found by turning left out of the lot, left on the dirt road, then right onto the trail.

Similar Products Used:

Oak Mountain State Park, Birmingham

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jan 25, 2004]
greekzilla
Weekend Warrior

The trail is not bad for being near a big city (well, that may be a stretch, the big city that is). It has some nice switch backs, not too many technical climbs.

Customer Service

I don't know, I just moved to the area.

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OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 25, 2004]
greekzilla
Weekend Warrior

The trail is not bad for being near a big city (well, that may be a stretch, the big city that is). It has some nice switch backs, not too many technical climbs.

Customer Service

I don't know, I just moved to the area.

Similar Products Used:

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OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 05, 2004]
Michael and Rachel
Weekend Warrior

This trail keeps the rider entertained in much more than one way. It can be ridden by riders of a myriad of experience levels since the trails all connect. Some of them are flat and have no roots while others drop into a plunging gulley in the center of the trails. The trails never cease to be entertaining becuase of all the routes possible. The scenery also changes constantly. The rider will find themselves in desert like surroundings one moment then a dense grove with a trickling creek the next. The trails are roller-coaster like and have short hills and drops. It is overall and EXCELLENT trail for all riders depending on the routes chosen. It is a wonderful way to spend a saturday with the family or to work on one's biking technicalities.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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