Best Hiking Trails in Oak Mountain State Park
Oak Mountain State Park is blessed with numerous hiking trails, many of which are suited to those with a basic fitness level as well as experienced hikers. Oak Mountain State Park cabins are the perfect base for exploring the many trails on your trip to Alabama's largest park.
1. Green Trail
Also known as the Peavine Falls Trails, Green Trail is a reasonable 1.6 mile long loop, with the dominant feature being a waterfall. There are some moderate dips and rises meaning that this trail is classified and an easy to moderate route.
2. Blue Trail
This route can be a little challenging for some as is thirteen miles long. There is substantial elevation gain which means that route is considered difficult. The trail is open and accessible all year round and dogs are permitted so long as they are kept on a leash.
3. Maggies Glen Loop Hike
This two mile trail is ideally suited to families and those who are not experienced hikers. It can easily be completed in around 90 minutes and the majority of the hike is flat making it a leisurely walking experience.
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Best Family Activities in Oak Mountain State Park
Book Oak Mountain State Park Cabins to explore this fantastic outdoor destination with all the family. The kids and adults alike can partake in a plethora of activities from horse riding to mountain biking.
1. Horseback Riding
The Orange Trail is a designated trail for horse riding running for over twelve miles. You can rent a horse from The Rusted Roof Barn of for a small fee or bring your own horse if you're a riding enthusiast.
2. Mountain Biking
Oak Mountain State Park has mountain biking opportunities for all levels, including kids and beginners. The famous Red Trail is maintained by a local charity and the track boasts many different types of terrain but the Lake Trail sections are recommended for younger bikers and beginners.
3. Boat Rental
Head to the marina, located on Terrace Drive, and rent one of the numerous boats and head out on the water with the whole family. Peddle boats, single and double kayaks, stand up paddleboards and canoes are all available for hire at hourly rates.