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Oak Mountain State Park

1100 Terrace Drive, Pelham, AL 35124
205 620 2524
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Pelham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Biking Trails
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127 reviews 127 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were driving through on 65 and thought we'd take a stretch. We should have grabbed a $.50 map at the entrance. There was a lot to see. We took a nice trail from the beach over to the reservoir. We didn't do the full trail, but it was a nice stretch. Would love to come back and spend more... More

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Sandusky
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We enjoy going hiking especially so we can get some geocaches. We started on the yellow trail, and it was crazy if you originate from the flat lands! You are literally going up the mountain. I would suggest the green trail if you aren't used to steep inclines. There aren't any places to sit and enjoy the path either. The... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I simply can't say enough about how awesome this place is. I have never experienced such a cool camping adventure. It has something for EVERYONE! The park felt very safe, too, even deep into a trail. Speaking of trails, there were TONS of them! THe have both bike trails and hiking trails. They have a BMX track, petting zoo, golf... More

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Fortville, Indiana
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The park is easy to get to and well laid out. Would like to have had a few shorter trails to choose from. Alabama is very hot and humid in August.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Park Rangers at Oak Mountain working with the Pelham P.D. caught and arrested the suspects that were breaking in cars. One Ranger said that "it was a on going case that we took very seriously." "It is our job to serve and protect the park guest and their property. He went on the say that "this doesn't happen that... More

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COLUMBIA
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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Oak Mountain was a great place to stretch our legs on a recent road trip. We saw many mountain bikers, and some hikers on the different trails. For the hikers it is called Oak Mountain for a reason, so be prepared but it's really shady and there is a cool lake near the trail heads. My friend and I both... More

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Alabaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The park has opened a new Red - White Connector Trail that makes for two very nice hiking loops that have not been easily available before. From the North Trail Head take the white Trail to the tip of Shackleford Ridge. This is a little less than two miles with a comtinious but reasonable climb to the point of the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I liked the park but didn't like having to pay for its use. The park does have great roads and nice hiking trails.

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was a wonderful stop on our visit to Birmingham. There was plenty to do from biking, canoeing, golf, horseback riding and a petting zoo. We took a trail ride on horseback. The guide and ranch hands were super friendly. Definitely worth our trip. We also visited the petting zoo where kids could get up close with goats and sheep... More

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Hoover, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I rated this low because I want to warn people. The park itself is great and I would give it 5 stars for the trails. However, the police do not patrol this area because it's a state park and the Park Ranger said they only have one park ranger patroling at a time. We mountain bike here and last night... More

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