2.9 miles
Distance
396 ft
Climb
-445 ft
Descent
00:29:09
Avg time

Slingshot Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Oak Mountain State Park
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, RD, Fat, Adaptive MTB, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Pump Track, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster, Skinny, Teeter Totter, Wallride, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #9670 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2021

Slingshot is the newest trail at Oak Mountain State Park opened on May 6th, 2021. This trail was funded by BUMP thanks to generous donations, and successful fundraisers. It is a 3 mile trail that now allows trail users to bypass the gravel Camp Road between Seven Bridges and Garretts Gulch. it is a multidirectional trail. Your climbing is rewarded with fun and playful trail features, flowing downhill sections with split options, and an awesome 40 foot log ride area with a bench. Riding from Garretts Gulch is a little more fast and flowing. Coming from Seven Bridges going up to Garretts has more sustained climbing but still rewards with fun downhill sections.

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More Stats for Slingshot mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -50 ft
  • Altitude min
    542 ft
  • Altitude max
    749 ft
  • Altitude start
    592 ft
  • Altitude end
    541 ft
  • Grade
    -0.3%
  • Grade max
    -22.7%
  • Grade min
    36.5%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    2,369 ft
  • Avg time
    00:29:09
  • Avg reverse time
    00:28:59
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on Jul 21, 2022
Dry
Avg: 5 (3 votes)
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      Slingshot Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 376 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,134 rides
      • Last: Aug 15, 2022

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      JDCMTB2007 (Jun 10, 2022 at 18:11)
      I could see this as a possible black diamond. It is definitely a super fast flow trail like thunder and lightning and jumps that you can get serious air on.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Xxdanaxx (Jul 15, 2021 at 10:38)
      It's an amazing trail by far one of my favorites! I call it "lite" lighting.
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      • + 0
      Trekking87 (May 30, 2021 at 13:15)
      Super exciting
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      • + 0
      byamysibert (May 20, 2021 at 11:13)
      This trail is so fun, it rivals the Lightning trail
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      • + 0
      josephJ6OsdF (May 9, 2021 at 19:00)
      Lots of flavor! There is finally something to do after Lightning!
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