Beginner Off-Road Trails Near Pelham, Alabama

Camp Creek

An out and back trail offering access to Mulberry Fork WMA. There are opportunities for hunting, fishing, and photography, as well as a great lunch spot overlooking Bankhead Lake on the Black Warrior River at…
Total Miles
2.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Su / Sp

USFSR #601 Wiregrass

USFSR #601 Wiregrass begins at the South end on AL 148 just outside of Sylacauga. It is a winding gravel road with shallow mud holes scattered throughout from the various creeks that overflow onto the…
Total Miles
5.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Warrior Cemetery Road

Warrior Cemetery Road is one of the "main" access roads for the Mulberry Fork WMA. The road is mostly graded gravel and is easily traversed with any 4WD and higher 2WD vehicles. There are several…
Total Miles
5.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

USFSR #607 Bulls Gap

USFSR #607 Bulls Gap Trail head is a popular trail for birdwatchers, bicyclist, hikers and other nature lovers. Be sure to exercise caution and share the road! This trail offers scenic views and easy riding.…
Total Miles
4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

USFSR #616 Rocky Mount

USFSR #616 Rocky Mount is an easy, well-maintained road inside the heart of the Hollins Wildlife Management Area. It begins off of USFSR #607 Bulls Gap. At the southernmost end there is a small campground…
Total Miles
5.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

USFS 726 - Phalen Spur

Serving as one of the main North-South routes, USFS 726, or Phalen Spur, runs through the heart of Oakmulgee WMA within the Talledega National Forest. USFS 726 is an easy ride, with most of the…
Total Miles
9.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Lukes Loop

Easy mixed gravel and dirt road open year-round that runs through a wildlife management area located near Prattville. Expect some mud during the wet season but nothing too bad. Some small elevation changes and small…
Total Miles
4.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa

USFSR #637

Experience Alabama in one easy trail. USFSR #637 is a winding gravel road that passes through the foothills of Cheaha State Park with a plethora of creek crossings, all the while presenting you with the…
Total Miles
13.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su

USFSR #645C Three Mile Branch

USFSR #645C Three Mile Branch is more of a side spur trail that starts at USFSR #645 Tree Farm. While a shorter trail it does take a little longer to complete due to the overgrowth…
Total Miles
1.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi

USFSR #645 Tree Farm

USFSR #5645 Tree Farm is a seasonal route of varying degrees. It changes from a standard gravel road to a silt-like swamp, back to a gravel road, then back to mountainous terrain. This beautiful trail…
Total Miles
2.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi / Sp

USFSR #644 Kentuck Mtwy

USFSR #644 Kentuck Mtwy begins on the East side starting at Kentuck Road and ends at Salt Creek road. This is a very easy ride and maintained frequently. It rides along the ridges of Kentuck…
Total Miles
4.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

USFSR #642K Old Wade Mtwy

USFSR #642K Old Wade Mtwy is a heavily traveled gravel route through a pine thicket of dense vegetation. It begins at Salt Creek Rd in Talladega County and ends in a large clearing before you…
Total Miles
0.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su

USFSR #643 Hopeful Stephens St

USFSR #643 Hopeful Stephens St is the main trail into the Kentuck OHV Trail System (See USFSR #643C). It is a seasonally maintained road but will quickly degrade with heavy traffic and trailers. There are…
Total Miles
3.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

USFSR #651 Duck Nest

USFSR #651- Duck Nest begins at AL-281 if you begin at the South end and travel North. 651 is overall a very easy gravel trail, however the end of the North section has become quite…
Total Miles
1.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

USFSR #600-3 Old Skyway

USFSR #600-3 Old Skyway is where everything is tied together. This short trail, while flat and easy, is riddled with potholes. This trail could see any type of vehicle from mountain bikes to class A…
Total Miles
1.6
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

USFSR #642 Wade Mtwy

USFSR #642 Wade Mtwy begins on the Easternmost side at USFSR #651 Duck Nest. The entirety of this trail that follows the USFS Motor Vehicle Use Map is an easy trail. It gives beautiful views…
Total Miles
1.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi

USFSR #643C Kentuck OHV Trailhead

USFSR #643C Kentuck OHV Trailhead is the actual trail entrance to the trail system. It is open to ATV, Dirt Bike or Mountain Bike. There is a 5$ fee per operator and the trails are…
Total Miles
0.6
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Foothill's Cutover

Foothill's Cutover is a side trail that spurs off of USFSR #512A. It is not accessible from the opposite end, as it dead-ends at private property. It is a dense section of the Talladega National…
Total Miles
1.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi

USFSR #512A

USFSR #512A is a seasonally open trail that gives the right of way to private hunting land in the first section. USFSR #51A begins off USFSR #512 and rides along North Shinbone Ridge, just outside…
Total Miles
1.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi

USFSR #512 Ivory Mountain

USFSR #512 Ivory Mountain is a small summit inside the Talladega National Forest and now hosts the spring walk in the Turkey hunt. This area features gradual rolling hills with many trails cut throughout it.…
Total Miles
5.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

CR339

County Road 339 is a somewhat maintained public gravel road that offers great views of the surrounding area for those looking to get off the beaten path. Running from Alabama Highway 5 east to Rocky…
Total Miles
5.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

USFSR #591 Goldmine

USFSR #591 Goldmine begins on Cleburne County Road 11 near Beth El Baptist Church. This trail is easily missed as the entrance has a single mailbox at the beginning of the trail, which is very…
Total Miles
3.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Bankhead roads

This trail is mostly two-lane dirt roads. Forest roads can be traveled in 2WD, but some off-shoot trails will require 4WD. Some side trails are gated. If the gates are open, they are clear to…
Total Miles
14
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Turkey Creek Road

A picturesque drive through prime Alabama forest. Turkey Creek Road offers a great opportunity for wildlife viewing, photography, and getting away to the wilderness. Turkey Creek Road is a public dirt/gravel road that is mostly…
Total Miles
3.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

USFSR #518 Crane Motorway

USFSR #518 Crane Motorway is a popular trail for hunters as offers lots of hardwoods and pine thickets throughout. The first half of the trail is fairly open, but due to high traffic is has…
Total Miles
2.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi

Fork Creek Road

Fork Creek Road or Winston County 440 is a public, mostly unmaintained gravel and dirt road. Surrounded by Timber Company Land, Fork Creek Road offers spectacular views of the surrounding area and some slightly technical…
Total Miles
3.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

USFSR #519A Interstate

Looking for a place to cool off but still be close to civilization? This one's for you. USFSR #519A Interstate is exactly what is says. It is a good spot for a quick picnic in…
Total Miles
1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Meadow Creek Road

Meadow Creek Road or Winston County 357 is a maintained public gravel road running North from Highway 278 through Pine Timber Forestlands to Yankee Trace Road just before Highway 13. Meadow Creek Road offers an…
Total Miles
4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

USFSR #523

This route is most common to the local communities as a back way into the management area of the Talladega National Forest. It is not maintained often. It's common to see up to 6" ruts…
Total Miles
2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

USFSR #522

USFSR #522 is an entry/exit road to the Choccolocco Wildlife Management Area within the Talladega National Forest. It begins at AL HWY-9 and ends at USFSR #531. Its maintained nearly all year long, but is…
Total Miles
3.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi