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      The Cahaba River Park is a joint venture between the Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust and Shelby County with the County taking the lead on development of outdoor amenities at the park. This scenic park is located at the confluence of the Cahaba River and Shades Creek with 1,527 acres including a combined 1,339 acres in the North Sector (1,212 acres Forever Wild Property and 127 acres of Shelby County) on River Road (County Road 251) off County Road 13 west of Helena and 188 acres located in the South Sector at the end of County Road 251 off of County Road 10 in the west of Montevallo. There is no access for motorized vehicles across the river from North Sector to the South Sector. There are several river miles of canoeing to be enjoyed or a great place to enjoy swimming or fishing when the water levels safely permit.

      The 1,339 acre north sector features 17 miles of professionally designed and constructed trails for hiking, mountain biking and trail running enthusiasts. Other recreation activities are available to the public such as open space relaxing, viewing scenery, wildlife, birding and picnicking. There are currently three parking areas, two pavilions with restroom and an outdoor shower. A caretaker house is also on the property to facilitate maintenance and safety within the park.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Nov 6, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      18
      Trails Mountain Bike
      18
      Trails Hike
      18
      Trails Trail Running
      18
      Total Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent
      2,381 ft
      Total Vertical
      256 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      567 ft
      Reports
      39
      Photos
      23
      Ridden Counter
      1,659

      Photos of Cahaba River Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Rust Bucket
      34 |
      Sep 12, 2021 @ 7:02am
      Sep 12, 2021
      trail: Rust Bucket
      28 |
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 9:41am
      Sep 6, 2021
      trail: Rust Bucket
      33 |
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 9:38am
      Sep 6, 2021
      trail: Rust Bucket
      94 |
      Oct 9, 2020 @ 11:03am
      Oct 9, 2020
      trail: Rust Bucket
      71 |
      Sep 8, 2020 @ 11:06am
      Sep 8, 2020
      trail: Rust Bucket
      69 |
      Sep 7, 2020 @ 3:19pm
      Sep 7, 2020
      59 |
      Jun 7, 2020 @ 11:00am
      Jun 7, 2020
      89 |
      Jun 7, 2020 @ 11:00am
      Jun 7, 2020

      Videos of Cahaba River Park Mountain Bike

      A little show-n-tell and ride on my new...
      24:47 | 165 | Jun 22, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #3012758johndeaverriddentrailPeaceful Easy Feeling
      Apr 8, 2022 @ 8:00am
      Apr 8, 2022
      user #2807553Catfish13commentreportCahaba Shoals Loop
      Jan 29, 2022 @ 5:39am
      Jan 29, 2022
      user #2693651aogleriddentrailCahaba Shoals Loop and 2 more
      Jan 25, 2022 @ 12:47pm
      Jan 25, 2022
      user #2943121i8UMmmvotetrailRust Bucket
      Jan 5, 2022 @ 9:54pm
      Jan 5, 2022
      user #1625254Stephentt1addreportCahaba Shoals Loop
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 9:38am
      Nov 6, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2807553Catfish13reportCahaba Shoals LoopTree has been cleared.
      Jan 29, 2022 @ 5:39am
      Jan 29, 2022
      user #2274817LggrovestrailNorthern PinesGreat trail in the very beginning until the...
      Jul 6, 2020 @ 5:11am
      Jul 6, 2020
      user #1328710BamaBiscuitstrailWhitetailReally fun trail with several jumps and fun...
      May 30, 2019 @ 6:20am
      May 30, 2019
      user #1328710BamaBiscuitstrailShoal 'NuffAwkward trail. Somewhat overgrown at the time...
      May 30, 2019 @ 6:18am
      May 30, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Tannehill Ironworks 3 7 25.2 km
      Black Creek Mountain Bike Park 2 212.9 km
      Oak Mountain State Park 7 14 5 118.8 km
      Red Mountain Park 8 419.9 km
      Hurricane Creek Park 2 425.6 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1818 miles2,382 ft8 miles256 ft
      #2,189#1,12323391968
      Hike1818 miles2,382 ft8 miles256 ft
      #1,711#1,004388
      Trail Running1818 miles2,382 ft8 miles256 ft
      #1,713#1,001383
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