Great Motorcycle Roads in Alabama
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These are some of the best motorcycle rides in Alabama. These motorcycle routes will take you over rolling hills, through lush forests and along the pristine, white Gulf Coast beaches. Follow the course of Alabama's rich cultural history on these great motorcycle roads!
Little River Canyon Parkway
Route 176 (30 miles)
This 2-lane motorcycle route in Alabama meanders through the deep forest of the Little River Canyon Natural Preserve. It's one of our shorter rides on our list, but very picturesque. Start this Alabama motorcycle ride at the Overlook Trail along the Little River Canyon. It's a fun, twisty road, and there are numerous overlooks to enjoy the canyon and waterfalls along the way. Autumn is possibly the best time to experience this ride when foliage is at its peak. The scenic views won't disappoint!
This is truly one of the best motorcycle roads in Alabama. There's fantastic scenery and beautiful views crossing over the mountain. This route connects between AL-411 and AL-231 just east of Birmingham. Riders can expect great sweeping turns and some dramatic hairpin turns, especially around Thomson Gap and Coosa Mountain. The pavement is in good condition overall.
Natchez Trace Parkway
This Alabama motorcycle route runs through the heart of De Soto National Forest and has plenty of scenic nature views while you traverse the hills. The thick piney wood forests generally conceal most of the landscape from the surrounding roads in this forest, so the open space here is a nice respite. This motorcycle road is not very heavily traveled so it's a quiet ride with a few curves.
Talladega Forest Loop
AL-49, AL-281, HWY 9 (52 miles)
This Alabama motorcycle route is especially scenic on the northern part of the loop in the beautiful and rugged part of Alabama which falls in the Talladega National Forest. Follow this route leading up to Cheaha Mountain (at 2,799ft) where there are many more great roads. Route 49 comes off the south side of the mountain and rolls through farms, meadows and small towns and beautiful foliage in the fall.