Campington Ridge Road

Anniston, Alabama (Calhoun County)

Last Updated: 10/18/2020
4.5 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Highlight: Campington Ridge Road
Campington Ridge Road is an excellent short trail located in the heart of Calhoun County. The trailhead is located minutes from both Oxford and Anniston and is easily accessible. The road can be traveled in a 2WD vehicle and is in great condition year-round. The road is located in the middle of the Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge. The 9,000-acre mountain refuge features beautiful vistas and a varied landscape of pine and hardwood forests. The refuge was created in 2003 on property from the former military base Ft. McClellan. The refuge is largely untouched and is located along Choccolocco Mountain, one of the highest mountain ridges in Alabama. High elevation ridgelines provide great viewing of the fall colors and stunning views of the surrounding area. This is an excellent short trip and is an excellent area to explore with many outdoor activities available in the area. If you need a break from the busy surrounding metropolis, get out and explore the beautiful Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is located directly on Bains Gap Road. It is wide enough for parking if necessary, and has information about the wildlife refuge. There is also information posted here about the possibility of un-exploded ordinance in the area, keep this in mind as you explore the area.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Anniston, Alabama or Interstate 20

From Interstate 20: Take the Anniston Eastern Bypass west to Choccolocco Road. Turn right and continue on Choccolocco Road for 9.2 miles. Turn left onto Bains Gap Road and continue up the mountain for 2.2 miles. Turn left onto the trailhead. From Anniston & Hwy 21: Turn into former Ft. McClellan from Hwy 21 N. Follow the signs for Bains Gap Road. Take Bains Gap Road up the mountain to the trailhead on your right.

Camping

Not allowed

Land Use Issues

Road is only accessible from 4:00 am until 10:00 pm. When traveling southwest along the trail, the left side is a wildlife management area and the right side is closed to the public. Do not travel beyond any of the posted signs, as there is a risk of un-exploded ordinance in the area.

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Writer Information

Jake Hanner

Mapping Crew - Alabama

Jake is an Alabama native, born and raised in Central Alabama. Jake has spent years exploring the back roads and off road parks around the Southeast. Jake enjoys exploring new areas and incorporating new technology and tools while doing so. As an avid enthusiast he utilizes two different rigs to explore and document new trails, a Toyota 4runner overland style rig, and a Jeep Tj built for the rocks. Jake is a long time Toyota enthusiast, with over one million miles driven between two rigs. When not on the trail you can usually find Jake flying,mountain biking and spending time with his family.
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