trail is located on old Fort McClellan in Anniston, Alabama. This is trail system and the
trails total about 10 miles.
This the first Mountain Bike Trail certified by the NICA, National Interscholastic
Cycling Association. The dedicated purpose is school sponsored MTB teams.
The program is now run by the Alabama Interscholastic Cycling
Association. The trails are open to everyone and are free. Information
about race dates can be found at alabamamtb.org
The trails are rated as easy to intermediate, but some skill is required. There are
climbs that might be difficult for some and some trails have downhills
that generate some speed. The trails do not have any rocky sections or
difficult places. Although the trails ride like singletrack many of them
wide enough to pass. They are fun trails.
can be crowded on weekends and bikes should yield to walkers and
is owed to the city of Anniston, the Northeast Alabama Cycling
Association, IMBA, and the McClellan Development Authority.
|The trails are named Reveille,
WAC, 2 Star Betty, and Retreat are the four original trails. WAC and 2 Star Betty are loops. Here is
how the trails are laid out. Reveille via a series of switchbacks climbs
up the hill and joins with WAC. The WAC loop later joins 2 Star Betty.
Which then rejoins WAC. Those trail markers have the letters "TH"
on them which denotes that that section of WAC will join Retreat and take
you back to the Trail Head.
The second phase added four
trails, CC SYKES, FREEDOM RIDER, WIGLEYVILLE, and YORK TOWN.
The third phase added three
trails SUNSET HILL, SLOAN'S FURNACE, and FREEFALL. It also added some rock
features where Wigleyvile, 2 Star Betty, and WAC all meet on an old
The trails are
clearly marked, but the junctions with the other trails are sometimes
confusing. I have met more than one person who did not know which trail to
take in order to return to the trail head. On one ride there I met a
first time rider who was lost. I told him to take WAC to get to Retreat.
He failed to take the part of WAC marked with the "TH" letters,
but took the other half. When I saw him the next time we were close to the
section of WAC marked "TH" for Trealhead and he was able to take it.