Coldwater Mountain Anniston, Alabama trail report

Superb 25-mile network of trails that caters to all levels of mountain bikers

Trail Solutions trail builders spent loads of time seeking out rocks natural rock within the landscape to provide specific trail experiences.

Trail Solutions trail builders spent extensive time seeking out rocks within the landscape to provide more varied trail experiences (click to enlarge).

Riders looking for a great loop will love Bomb Dog. This set of trails offers a mix of fast and flowy, bike optimized trails paired with a few sections of technical and rocky terrain. Beginning with the mellow climb from the Cold Springs Trailhead, a wide beginner singletrack meanders lazily into the woods. Dubbed Mama and Papa Bear, these trails are great for novice riders, while allowing more advanced riders to enjoy the mellow grades paired with substantial grad reversals. For more information, check out

The Northeast Alabama Bicycling Association has been a committed partner in the continued maintenance and events in the area. The group currently hosts a Fat Tire festival and enduro race, helping to bring more riders from around region to this amazing area.

There is plenty of elevation at Cold Water Mountain, though most climbs are extremely extended, there is plenty of elevation gain and loss to use gravity to your advantage.

There is plenty of elevation at Cold Water Mountain, though most climbs are gradual (click to enlarge).

Area Amenities

What’s a mountain bike destination without a brewery? Anniston’s go-to watering hole is the Cheaha Brewing Company. Need repair work or bike parts while in Anniston? Wigs Wheels has you covered. For a hearty meal, check out Thai One On. They have a great menu of traditional Thai options at reasonable prices.

About the author: Jordan Carr

Having spent more than half his life riding all types of bikes at almost every type of cycling event, Carr loves the freedom two-wheeled travel has brought to his life. Having spent many years behind the stand at a bike shop, he’s tested mountain bike products for a number of publications. Follow Carr's adventures as they travel the country promoting trails and mountain biking on Facebook and Instagram.

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