1.7 miles
Distance
36 ft
Climb
-260 ft
Descent
00:29:54
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Railroad Bed Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Rail Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Adaptive MTB, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #19427 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #13844 in Trail Running
    • #12439 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    Monte Sano State Park and The North Alabama Land Trust
  • OSM Way

Technically a rail trail for most of its length, though the railroad in question dated from the 19th century. Fairly rocky from Alms House north to the Land Trust lot, with several bridges over small creeks.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 3 Rating: Major obstacles exist. You will not be able to ride this solo. Support rider needed.

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More Stats for Railroad Bed Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -224 ft
  • Altitude min
    841 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,065 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,065 ft
  • Altitude end
    840 ft
  • Grade
    -2.5%
  • Grade max
    -17.7%
  • Grade min
    17%
  • Distance climb
    2,136 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    213 ft
  • Avg time
    00:29:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:29
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on Jun 7, 2024
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      Railroad Bed Trail Trail Reports

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      Jun 7, 2024 @ 8:34am
      Jun 7, 2024
      reporter 06/07 - region drying, some wet/muddy spots in the usual areas
      Jun 1, 2024 @ 2:02pm
      Jun 1, 2024
      reporter Rain 06/01 - please allow 24-48 hours after last rainfall to use trails
      Jun 1, 2024 @ 1:52pm
      Jun 1, 2024
      reporter Rain 06/01 - please allow 24-48 hours after last rainfall to use trails
      May 29, 2024 @ 6:00am
      May 29, 2024
      reporter 05/29 - region drying, some wet/muddy spots in the usual areas
      May 28, 2024 @ 6:13am
      May 28, 2024
      reporter Rain 05/28 - please allow 24-48 hours after last rainfall to use trails
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 42.6 km avg distance
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      • 76 rides
      • Last: Apr 4, 2024

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