East of Birmingham near Anniston, the Coldwater Mountain trail system is currently being built out to 75+ miles of purpose-built mountain bike trails spread over 4,000 acres with a maximum vertical drop of 1,000 feet. As of Spring 2015, the first phase is complete with the construction of the 30 mile Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail loop.
To reach the Coldwater Mountain biking trailhead near Anniston from US20, use Exit #179 (Coldwater/Munford). Head north on SR202 for 2.1 miles. Turn right heading east on Coldwater Pump Road for roughly 800 feet and turn right on to the paved access road leading one mile to the trailhead parking area.
There will eventually be two more trailheads near Oxford and near Hobson City.
Overall, Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail is the 9th most popular mountain bike trail of all 10 mountain biking rides in Alabama.