SLINGSHOT -BUMP’s Newest Trail at Oak Mountain

The ribbon cutting for highly anticipated new trail at Oak Mountain State Park took place on May 6, 2021.

Thank you to the many people who were involved to make this trail happen. Kelly Ezell and Oak Mountain State Park, Chad Scroggins and Shelby County, BUMP members and Board led by Jeff Rozycki, and our trail builder Barry Smith with Barry Smith Trails.

Slingshot is over 3 miles long and rated as intermediate skill level trail. It is very scenic, has fun flow, berms and a long skinny to practice your skills.

Let’s ride, it’s new trail day! Share your pictures with us by tagging them with #slingshotOM on social media.

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New Trail Alert

NEW TRAIL Alert: As of April 11, 2021 the new trail at Oak Mountain State Park is still closed for unauthorized users. It needs time to dry and settle, riding it will damage the trail and delay the opening. Trail’s opening day is being planned with park, look for event announcement.

Another trail, Johnston’s Mountain trail is undergoing renovations and currently closed. We have heavy equipment operating on the trail and your presence will hinder their progress and create an unnecessary danger to you.

There are over 20 miles of open trails available to be ridden at Oak Mountain State Park. Enjoy your ride!