2.9 miles
Distance
396 ft
Climb
-445 ft
Descent
00:30:17
Avg time

Slingshot Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Oak Mountain State Park
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, RD, Fat, Adaptive MTB, CX, Gravel
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • 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
  • Local Popularity
    60 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
    00:30:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:06
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Status:
on Jun 15, 2021
Dry
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Slingshot Trail Reports

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      Jun 15, 2021 @ 4:52pm
      3 hours
      reporter Tree blocking trail
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 4:43pm
      3 hours
      reporter Tree partially blocking trail
      Jun 14, 2021 @ 3:33pm
      1 day
      Couple of trees down but you can walk around them
      May 23, 2021 @ 10:48am
      May 23, 2021
      The best trail ever!
      May 10, 2021 @ 10:57am
      May 10, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 15 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 181 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      Jun 15, 2021 @ 4:43pm
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      josephJ6OsdF (May 9, 2021 at 19:00)
       Lots of flavor! There is finally something to do after Lightning!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      byamysibert (May 20, 2021 at 11:13)
       This trail is so fun, it rivals the Lightning trail
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Trekking87 (May 30, 2021 at 13:15)
       Super exciting
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