Mountain Biking

Chewacla State Park
124 Shell Toomer Parkway
Auburn, AL

Chewacla State Park is the area's main trail system. With over 30 miles of single track, Chewacla offers a place to ride for beginners and advanced riders alike.

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In the southern most foothills of the Appalachian Trail, you find 696 beautiful acres perfect for rest and relaxation. But who wants that?! Load up your bikes and get ready to tear up some of the best single track the state of Alabama has to offer. Chewacla State Park offers a wide variety of trails: close to 30 miles ranging from beginner-friendly with progression built in, to hand-built trails with texture and options, along with a small skills area and the state’s only wall ride: a 15-foot-high arc with a 70-degree angle known as The Great Wall of Chewacla.

The system’s latest addition is the uber-advanced, double-black diamond Forbidden Zone, featuring a large number of man-made free ride features, including dirt and wood jumps, a qualifier skinny, step downs, hips, transitions, and other features. The trail has the largest gap jump (33ft.) in the Southeast.

Mountain biking gives people of all ages and experience levels an opportunity to get outdoors, and these trails offer great riding in all four seasons. Auburn-Opelika’s local mountain biking club, the Central Alabama Mountain Pedalers (CAMP) is responsible for the thousands of hands-on volunteer hours that went into building these trails, and the group offers open instructional rides for all skill levels. Check out the weekly Tuesday Night Ride and Grill and the Super Sunday ride both leaving from the second parking lot. All skill levels are welcome. Make sure to follow CAMP's social media pages to keep track of any changes to these rides and more. 


1. Chewacla Trail Specifics:

Chewacla State Park is the site of CAMP-SORBA’s main trail system. With close to 30 miles of single track, Chewacla offers a place to ride for beginners and advanced riders alike.


- Camp Trail (1.0 mile)
- Lakeside Connector Trail (.5 miles) 
- Ranger Dell’s Trail (0.6 miles)
- Falls View Trail (1.0 mile) 
- Creek View Trail (1.3 miles)
- CCC Trail (3.0 miles)
- RePete
- Wolf Trap
- Jawbonez
- Kick Six
- Project X
- Base CAMP Trail
- Forbidden Zone
- Norba National Trail
- Rock Bottom
- High Gravity
- Tiger Woods
- Boy Scout Trail
- Deer Rub Trail
- Fox Trail
- Pump Track’s (Workout/Skill Building Area)
- Twin Pines Dual Slalom (as a feature of Rock Bottom)

To download a printable pdf of the trails please [Click Here]

2. Tuskeegee National Forest

Tuskegee National Forrest is just a short drive from Auburn offering 12 miles of bikeable single track. The trek through Tuskegee National Forrest can be a challenge, but once complete you’ll enjoy the experience. Labelled as an “old school” trail, Tuskegee offers a back country experience just a short drive from Auburn Al. While the past few years the trail has fallen into disrepair CAMP is beginning efforts to bring the trails back to their original glory.

Start out on the Bartram Trail, which is currently a technical adventure through rocks, roots, and the periodic sand pit. Ride up to the intersection with Pleasant Hill Trail, and keep on riding. While riding through the long leaf forest, you’ll find many technical features to keep even the advanced rider on their toes. The trail varies between rocky and rooty to sandy and slippery.

When you reach the end, just turn around and come back the way you came.

CAMP Central Alabama Mountain Pedalers

About: Central Alabama Mountain Pedalers was founded in 2012 by a group of mountain bikers in the Auburn area who recognized the need for more trails and increased awareness for the sport in Central Alabama. At CAMP, they are passionate about improving our communities in Central Alabama through outdoor activities, namely mountain biking. They host multiple competitions and festivals throughout the year to raise awareness for mountain biking in the community and to increase tourist traffic to the trails in our area.

How to get Involved: Log on to register as a member of IMBA and you’ll automatically receive a joint membership to CAMP. Select Central Alabama Mountain Pedalers as your local chapter. Individual memberships are as low as $39 per year. In addition to membership, you will receive 30% off all IMBA merchandise, discounts and deals from local and national brands, an IMBA membership kit and a free subscription to one of five bicycling magazines.

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