There are any number of ways to ride the mountain bike trails on Cheaha. One excellent way is to start from the entrance gate trail head. The Cheaha Express trail has yellow blazes marking it. Ride about 0.4 miles to the start of the Deer Run trail with purple blazes. Ride Deer Run to its junction with the Lower Spring Loop, which has blue blazes. This will be about 1.2 miles with a hard climb just before it joins Lower Spring Loop. A right turn on Lower Loop is the easiest ride. The left is a hard climb. Following the trail on the right will join Upper Spring Loop with green blazes. Take the left turn. You will pass through thick mountain laurel stands and might think you were on a trail at Tsali. Follow the Upper Loop past the other junction with Lower Loop to the junction with Mountain Express and yellow blazes. Take the right to where the Upper Spring Loop leaves it and turn right on Upper Spring Loop. This part of the Upper Loop is excellent. It has some pretty fast single track and neat laurel thickets. If you want to ride all of every trail, ride to the junction with the section of Lower Loop you did not come up. Ride down it. Come back up Lower Loop as you did before. Ride Upper Spring Loop to its junction with Mt. Express. Ride Mt Express North to its end. There is a small loop on Mt. Express that can be ridden also. There is an upper trail head past the loop. Take the Cheaha Express Mountain Bike Trail back to the trail head and parking area. You can of course return on the paved roads in the park. It is down hill all the way to the entrance on the road. If you are looking at a map I believe this description will make sense. These trails are rough and rocky in places and smooth in others. It is a good combination of challenging and fast single track.
TRAIL BUILDERS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We hope to build a new trail for beginners soon and would appreciate help. Please help us keep our Trail available and donate your time to maintain it.
If you would like to take on a small part of this task please let us know by emailing Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256-488-5115 ext. 2814
Located close to Cheaha State Park:
Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail
Please do not forget the Cheaha Challenge!
This is not a mountain bike race, but this race is like no other!
Day Use fee will apply.