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I remember when Alabama only had one official offroad park. Nowadays it seems like you can’t throw a dart at the state map without hitting one. Crusher Ridge Rockcrawler Park is one of the newest of these off road parks and it is nestled in the hills of Hartselle, Alabama. The park sits on 150 acres of rock ledges. Don’t Let its small size fool you; You can spend all weekend wheeling the more than 50 trails this park has to offer and they still have room to grow.

cr15The park is easily found if you take the Faulkville/Eva exit on I-65 and head east. Take your first left on Mt Zion Road and then take another left on Akins Mountain Road and it will dead end into the park. There are no RV hookups or Bathhouses at present but plans are in the works to make them available in the near future. If you are more of the hotel type, there are some nice ones just 5 miles down the road from the park.

The park allows Rockcrawlers, Atvs, and Side by Sides to come out and enjoy the fun. As far as wheeling goes, this park has something for everyone. It has plenty of nice rock ledges with multiple lines for even the most hardcore of vehicles. The majority of the trails are rated 4 or 5 on a 5 point scale. We found that most of the obstacles were easily accessed by roads that stock jeeps could make it down. Most of the trails are in the shade which makes wheeling during the hottest summer months alot less grueling.

Some of the craziest trails are Cro Wall and Stairway. Crowall is a “bounty hill” which means the first person up it wins some cash and a years free pass to the park. A few people have tried this nasty vertical climb but none have made it. Check below for a video of an orange buggy flipping down crowall.

Another great obstacle at the park is Stairway which is a series of 4 to 5 foot ledges going up the side of a hill. We witnessed quite a few rigs getting denied by this trail while filming the Crusher Ridge Mad Dash for Cash Race.

For all the latest offroad park and event information, check out the “Off Road Park” Section of our Forum. For now check out the videos and pictures below to get a better idea of what this great park has to offer. Plan a trip to Crusher Ridge Rockcrawler Park; You won’t regret it. We gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 because it is a smaller park that has plenty of room to grow. We can’t wait to see what trails Brad and the guys will dream up next.



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