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The Forever Wild Coldwater Mountain Trail System

Location Located within the Forever Wild Coldwater Mountain Doug Ghee Nature Preserve and Recreational Area in Anniston, AL.
State(s) Alabama
Counties Calhoun
Type Mountain Bike Trail
Length 11.50 Miles / 18.51 Km Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses Bicycling (off pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency State
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No

 

 

Description

photo: Biker Leaving the Trailhead
Biker Leaving the Trailhead

The Forever Wild Coldwater Mountain Doug Ghee Nature Preserve and Recreational Area Trail System is located within the 4,000 acre Forever Wild Coldwater Mountain Doug Ghee Nature Preserve and Recreational Area in Anniston, AL.

The Forever Wild Coldwater Mountain Doug Ghee Nature Preserve and Recreational Area Trail System is presently being developed into a world class destination trail system for mountain bikers, trail runners, and hikers. Sixty miles of trail have been designed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s Trail Solutions team and will be built in phases over a 3 to 5 year period.

The Grand Opening for Phase I of the trail system was June 1st, 2012. Currently the trail system offers 11.5 miles of trail for beginner, intermediate, and advanced users to enjoy. The 11.5 miles of trail is a combination of a 1.5 mile beginner green trail and a 10 mile intermediate blue trail which includes optional advanced black diamond features.

The 1.5 mile green beginner trail is wide and welcoming to even first-time riders. It is designed as a "gateway" trail to introduce beginners and first-timers to mountain biking, providing a positive and fun experience near the trailhead. It contains several rollers that are pump-track-ish and even a spot where the more adventuresome beginner can take an optional line through some rock armored sections. The green trail also serves to help beginners gain the skills and confiden (Continued...)

 

Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Time Opens: Sunrise - Time Closes: Sunset

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Directions

From Birmingham, take I-20 East approximately 41.5 miles to Exit 179 (AL-202/Coldwater Rd.). Turn left onto AL-202 and go approximately 2.1 miles to Calhoun Co. Rd. 109/Coldwater Pump Road. Turn right on Coldwater Pump Road and go approximately 0.2 miles and turn right onto new public access road.

 

Additional Information

Width: 36 inches.

Primary Surface: Soil

Secondary Surface: Grass or Vegetation
Gravel
Rock, boulders
Rock, smooth
Soil

Average Grade: 0%

Elevation Low Point: 700

Elevation High Point: 1500

Year Designated: 2013

Date Last Updated: ---

 

Contact Information

Public Contact:
Doug Deaton
Natural Resource Planner
AL Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources
64 N Union St, Suite 464
Montgomery , AL 36130
(334) 242-3484
Doug.Deaton@dcnr.alabama.gov

Trail Management:
Mike Poe
Community Relations
North East Alabama Bicycle Association
NEABA
P.O Box 2414
Anniston , AL 36202
(256) 435-5710
mpoe1234@cableone.net

 

Related Webpages and Documents

Title Type Link
Trailhead Informational Kiosk Photo View/Download
Bikers Preparing for the Big Ride Photo View/Download
Riders on the Trail Photo View/Download
Great Scenic Views Along the Trail Photo View/Download
Armored Trail Section Being Built by IMBA and loca Photo View/Download
The Forever Wild Coldwater Mountain Website View/Download
Alabama's Forever Wild Program Website View/Download
North East Alabama Bicycle Association Website View/Download
Constructions of the Coldwater Mountain Biking Tra Website View/Download
Coldwater Mountain Trail Video Website View/Download

 

 

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