Moulton/Double Springs Alabama Loop
- Distance: 71 miles / 114.3 km
- Ride Time: 2-4 hours
- Approximate Fuel Costs: $5.40
- State: Alabama
This is a back road loop with forgotten history. Don't expect to see any large shopping malls or ammusment parks on this route. It's just a late Sunday afternoon ride to get back to the basics of what riding a bike is about.You'll start in the old school downtown square of Moulton AL and curse west out of town on the Old State Hwy 24 now renamed county road 460. This is a good two lane road with lots of peaceful country homes and old barns along the route. You'll travel through several small communities where even if some of the home are new, life is still as it was 40/50 years ago and the people like it that way. Then turn south on a narrow back road that takes you by some forgotten homes that never had electrity and never will. You'll know your not in town anymore, as you begin to climb the steep whinning road up the mountain along the back edge of the Bankhead National Forest and eventually climb above the trees and look back on the valley of green behind you. Never fear if you continue to ride your'll begin to see human life shortly as you stop or past 'real' country stores if you need to refuel or get a cold-drink. The road will soon open up and you'll start a comfortable curse down Hwy 195 where you can roll the trottle climbing in and out of rolling hills. You'll then happen upon the small town of Double Springs, Al. giving you another chance to stop and take a break if you wish before turning back north bound on one of the best cursing roads you'll ever ride. Al Hwy 33 will take you back up to Moulton, Al through the Backhead National Forest. This two lane roadway has new black-top and wide shoulders giving you a feel of comfort and freedom as you roll over the hills, down the long straightaways and through the long gracful turns, which are surounded with shade from the sun. You'll know the ride is soon coming to a close as you weave down the mountain to the Cherokee Tradeing Post where there is rarly a time without a bike parked in the lot from a ride not unlike your own. Now mount up and ride the last few minutes back into the peaceful town of Moulton, Al. This ride is a country as it gets.Great loop, Great ride.
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If it hadn't been for the first part of this ride I would have rated it higher. When we left Moulton on Old Highway 24 until we got to US-195 the roads were extremely rough and left me wishing I had taken a different route. The scenery was really nice but the rough ride took away from it. The rest of the way more than made up for it. We made a slight detour on our trip and included a stop at the Natural Bridge. To get there; at the intersection of US-195 and US-278, take a right instead. About 12-15 miles later you will come across it. Rock formations including the worlds largest natural bridge east of the Rockies, are there to catch your eye. Well worth the detour. The rest of the ride down US-278 and AL-33 (Wilderness Parkway) was extremely nice riding with lots of beautiful scenery. All in all it made for a very pleasant ride for both my wife and I. Thanks for the post.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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The best of the best. These folks have ridden and shared more roads than any other ORJ member this month.