Walking Trails in Alabama

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  • Aldridge Creek Greenway

    State: AL
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    This paved greenway trail is well maintained and follows Aldridge Creek, running parallel to Bailey Cove Road, from Mountain Gap Road to Green Cove Road. There are proposals to extend the greenway north of Mountain Gap Road. Rabbits, turtles ...
  • Atwood Linear Park

    State: AL
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Atwood Linear Park provides a short north-south route in southeastern Huntsville near the Flemington Heights and Willowbrook communities. Turn right (east) on 4 Mile Post Road from the trail's northern terminus and you will shortly arrive ...
  • BMRR South Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The BMRR South Trail is part of a network of 14 miles of hiking and biking pathways throughout Birmingham’s 1,500-acre Red Mountain Park, which opened in 2012. The park’s namesake mountain was the source of rich iron ore deposits that made the ...
  • Big Cove Creek Greenway

    State: AL
    Length: 2.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Big Cove Creek Greenway travels nearly 3 miles through eastern Huntsville, connecting the Hampton Cove and Cove Creek communities with the natural habitats surrounding Big Cove Creek. Trail-goers will enjoy views of the creek, forests, swamps ...
  • Bradford Creek Greenway

    State: AL
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Bradford Creek Greenway is definitely a green way winding just over 2 miles through Madison under cover of a dense hardwood forest. The paved pathway begins at Palmer Road (at the entrance to Palmer Park) and heads north following Bradford Creek ...
  • Catman Road Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Catman Road Trail is one of several in the Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trails network in Alabama's Gulf State Park. It directly connects to several others: Twin Bridges, Rattlesnake Ridge, Cotton Bayou and Rosemary Dunes for a seamless ride ...
  • Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    On Alabama's eastern border, nestled amid gentle hills that overlook the mighty Chattahoochee River, is a cluster of four small textile mill towns—Shawmut, Langdale, Fairfax, and Riverview—all on the National Registry of Historic Places. In ...
  • Chief Ladiga Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 33 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    In northeast Alabama, the nearly 33-mile Chief Ladiga Trail is a regional playground that passes through welcoming towns and pastoral landscapes. Following a former CSX railroad corridor, the rail-trail is named for the Creek Indian leader who ...
  • Citronelle Walking Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Citronelle Walking Trail is a paved rail-trail through the Citronelle Railroad Historic District to points south in the small city in southwestern Alabama. The community is named for the citronella plant, which is abundant throughout the ...
  • Cotton Bayou Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    As its name implies, the Cotton Bayou Trail begins near the tip of the Cotton Bayou and a small beach area in southern Alabama's Orange Beach. From there, the trail heads northwest for a mile through dense vegetation and along wetlands in Gulf ...
  • Decatur Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    Much of the Decatur Biking and Running/Walking Trail is asphalt, and some is on-street, but at Point Mallard Park it turns into a shady, well-maintained gravel trail over smooth terrain. Currently, the distance between Point Mallard and Rhodes ...
  • Eastern Shore Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 23.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Eastern Shore Trail runs along the east side of Mobile Bay from Spanish Fort to Weeks Bay, passing through the communities of Daphne, Montrose, Fairhope, Battles Wharf and Point Clear along the way. In 2010, the paved path, which still has ...
  • Flint River Greenway (AL)

    State: AL
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Flint River Greenway is a scenic trail through the Hays Nature Preserve, a wooded area where deer, rabbits, birds and other wildlife are abundant. Here, you can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding and picnicking. At its northern ...
  • Fort Morgan Road Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 5.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Fort Morgan Road Trail begins just outside the western border of Gulf State Park and travels more than 5 miles west through the coastal community of Gulf Shores in southwestern Alabama. The paved trail parallels the north side of its namesake ...
  • Gateway Greenway

    State: AL
    Length: 0.7 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Although less than a mile long, the Gateway Greenway's location in downtown Huntsville means it offers many interesting and unique things to see and do. The trail begins in Veterans Park, dedicated to honoring veterans and those who have lost ...
  • Georgia Walker Memorial Walking Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Georgia Walker Memorial Walking Trail offers a short, paved pathway paralleling Washington Street on the southern end of the charming community of Marion. Most of the way is under a pleasant tree canopy.
  • Gulf Oak Ridge Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 3.19 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Gulf Oak Ridge Trail is part of a network called the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trails, located off the Gulf of Mexico coastline near the Alabama/Florida border. The trail starts at a paved trailhead parking area off State Park Road 2, ...
  • Homewood Shades Creek Greenway

    State: AL
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Homewood Shades Creek Greenway will one day stretch 6 miles through Homewood, a southern suburb of Birmingham. Currently, 2.6 miles are complete paralleling Lakeshore Drive and the wooded banks of Shades Creek. In the future, it will reach Jemison ...
  • Horse Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Horse Creek Trail spans just over 3 paved miles between Dora and Sumiton, two small communities northwest of Birmingham. As the trail was built on a former railroad bed, it's a flat, easy walk or bike ride. It follows the route of the Kansas ...
  • Indian Creek Greenway (AL)

    State: AL
    Length: 3.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Indian Creek Greenway, currently in two segments, runs along Huntsville's western border with the city of Madison. Future plans call for connecting the two segments and extending the trail north to Old Monrovia Road for a total of 6 miles. The ...
  • Jones Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Jones Valley Trail near downtown Birmingham stretches a half mile along 1st Avenue South from 25th Street to 32nd Street. Following a former railroad corridor, the paved, tree-lined rail-trail is just a block from the Rotary Trail, which ...
  • L&N Railroad Depot Walking Trail (Geneva)

    Rail-Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The L&N Railroad Deport Walking Trail in Geneva, Alabama, is a 0.5-mile trail that follows a short segment of the abandoned right-of-way of the L&N Railroad (Louisville & Nashville). This flat, straight trail provides a nice route from Geneva's ...
  • Little Cove Road Greenway

    State: AL
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Little Cove Road Greenway begins at Hampton Cove Elementary in eastern Huntsville. Here, the trail connects to the Big Cove Creek Greenway, which can take you north along the scenic waterway, or south to the Hays Nature Preserve. From ...
  • Mobile Airport Perimeter Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    On the southern end of Mobile, a short paved trail runs from Doyle Park, along the edge of the city's airport, to the waterfront. The park makes a nice place to begin with parking, restrooms, and picnic tables. From there, the trail parallels ...
  • Old Railroad Bed Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    Boasting an intriguing history, the Old Railroad Bed Trail (a.k.a., Monte Sano Railroad Trail) follows one of the country's oldest, and shortest-lived, rail corridors. In the late 1800s, as yellow fever raged in Atlanta, a hotel was built atop ...
  • Railroad Park Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 0.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Railroad Park is an 8-block recreational public space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the city's railroad culture both past and present. It borders active railroad lines that transverse the city from east to west, and has elevated vantage ...
  • Rattlesnake Ridge Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Rattlesnake Ridge Trail is one of six in the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trails network that run through one of Alabama's most popular parks, Gulf State Park on the Gulf of Mexico. At its western end, it connects to the others via the Twin ...
  • Redstone Arsenal Fitness Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 8.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Redstone Arsenal Fitness Trail is located on a U.S. Army base southwest of Huntsville. It circles part way around Madkin Mountain and is partially built on a former rail bed. There is a 1.5-mile spur jogging trail around the Sparkman Center, ...
  • Richard Martin Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 10.2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Richard Martin Trail (a.k.a., Limestone Rail-Trail) is best accessed mid-route from a trailhead in the town of Elkmont, where you'll find parking, good signage, a historic depot (used for community activities), a refurbished railcar, a place ...
  • Robertsdale Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Robertsdale Trail (a.k.a. Central Baldwin Rail-Trail) is a short linear route through the heart of Robertsdale that follows the former Louisville & Nashville Railroad line. While you won't find a formal trailhead facility or parking area, ...
  • Rosemary Dunes Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Rosemary Dunes Trail is one of six pathways in a network called Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trails running through Gulf State Park in southern Alabama. The trail begins on Beach Road, just off a sandy white beach and the Gulf of Mexico. From ...
  • Rotary Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 0.4 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Birmingham's Rotary Trail officially opens with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in April 2016. At its entrance, the trail features a 46-foot-tall sign which reads: "Rotary Trail in the Magic City." It is modeled after the historical "Birmingham the ...
  • Sumiton Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Sumiton Trail begins at City Hall in the heart of the community of Sumiton, which lies northwest of Birmingham. The mile-long paved trail heads west out of town and ends with a connection to the Horse Creek Trail, which leads to the neighboring ...
  • Swan Creek Greenway

    State: AL
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The Swan Creek Greenway Trail offers natural beauty as winds its way through the forest along Swan Creek. Trail-goers will enjoy views of a covered bridge, gentle rapids and glimpses of wildlife. The first half-mile of the trail's northern end ...
  • TVA Nature Loop

    Rail-Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    TVA Nature Loop in northwestern Alabama offers a short connection between Sheffield on the south side of the Tennessee River and Florence on the river’s north bank. The paved trail travels through a pleasantly wooded area and offers spectacular ...
  • Tennessee River Greenway

    State: AL
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Tennessee River Greenway is a short, but scenic, route in southern Huntsville with a forested area on one side and the river on the other. The trailhead at Ditto Landing offers a great place to access the river to swim, fish and boat, or ...
  • Twin Bridges Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Twin Bridges Trail is only a mile long, but offers a tranquil journey through part of Gulf State Park in southern Alabama. At its northern end, it connects to the 3-mile Gulf Oak Ridge Trail and, at its southern end, joins the Rattlesnake ...
  • Vulcan Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Birmingham's mile-long Vulcan Trail scales the ridge of 1,025-foot Red Mountain. In summer, the tree-lined trail offers cool respite from the heat, while bare winter trees yield city views. Best of all, it takes little effort to enjoy this breathtaking ...
  • Yoholo Micco, The Creek Indian Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AL
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Nature-lovers, birdwatchers and history buffs will enjoy the many hidden gems this trail has to offer, including a waterfall (hidden off of side trail), nesting bald eagles, an old cemetery (another side trail) and a wall built more than 100 ...