Oak Park Trail is a brand new singletrack trail that starts at Oak Park on Oakwood Avenue. It climbs 400 feet to the Bankhead Trail
, formerly a section of the Flat Rock
Trail. This is a freshly made trail with new trail markers which helps because there are a few spots at the beginning of the trail that could be confusing without them. There is a steady incline for the entire trail with a few switchbacks throughout. There are more switchbacks towards the end as you get closer to Bankhead Trail
At .6 miles, the trail forks where a triangle of rocks has been laid out; stay right to keep on trail while bearing left takes you to the Buzzards Roost
. At .75 mile, the trail meets back up with the Buzzards Roost
where again you stay right. From here, the last .15 miles are the steepest you'll encounter.
The trail dead-ends into the Bankhead Trail
shortly after your steep climb.