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Oak Park Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (6)

A singletrack trail starting at Oak Park on Oakwood Ave. and connecting to Buzzards Roost and the Bankhead Trail.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

Point to Point

1,088' 332 m

High

718' 219 m

Low

374' 114 m

Up

4' 1 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

28%

Max Grade (15°)

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Description

Oak Park Trail is a brand new singletrack trail that starts at Oak Park on Oakwood Avenue. It climbs 400 feet to the Bankhead Trail, formerly a section of the Flat Rock Trail. This is a freshly made trail with new trail markers which helps because there are a few spots at the beginning of the trail that could be confusing without them. There is a steady incline for the entire trail with a few switchbacks throughout. There are more switchbacks towards the end as you get closer to Bankhead Trail.

At .6 miles, the trail forks where a triangle of rocks has been laid out; stay right to keep on trail while bearing left takes you to the Buzzards Roost. At .75 mile, the trail meets back up with the Buzzards Roost where again you stay right. From here, the last .15 miles are the steepest you'll encounter.

The trail dead-ends into the Bankhead Trail shortly after your steep climb.

Contacts

Land Manager: Land Trust of North AL

Shared By:

Luke Brisk

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  4.0 from 6 votes

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Photos

Approach to a man-made berm used to create a creekbed.
Jun 1, 2016 near Huntsville, AL
Trail going over dry creek bed, steps on both sides.
Jun 1, 2016 near Huntsville, AL
First small creek crossing.
Jun 4, 2016 near Huntsville, AL
Crossing onto the berm. Please stay on the berm.
Jun 4, 2016 near Huntsville, AL
Rock outcroppings.
May 13, 2016 near Huntsville, AL

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Jan 14, 2021
Ed Carr
6.5mi — 2h 44m
Jan 5, 2020
Shelly Ferch
Jun 9, 2019
Lilie Noël
May 17, 2018
Jerrye Kent
Dec 2, 2017
Jeffrey Pruitt
Mar 23, 2017
Katie Huter
1h 00m
May 27, 2016
Scott Akridge
Jogged/walked this along with Buzzards Roost to make a loop of 2.1 miles total. 0.8mi

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