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Length
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Aldridge Creek Greenway

5.5 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Atwood Linear Park

0.8 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Big Cove Creek Greenway

2.8 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Bradford Creek Greenway

2.3 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Decatur Trail

14 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Elgie's Walk Greenway

2 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Flint River Greenway (AL)

1.8 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Gateway Greenway

0.7 mi
State: AL
Concrete

Indian Creek Greenway (AL)

3.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Little Cove Road Greenway

5 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Mill Creek Greenway (AL)

0.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Old Railroad Bed Trail

2 mi
State: AL
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Redstone Arsenal Fitness Trail

8.8 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Redstone Gateway Greenway

0.5 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Reservation Road Trail

2.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Richard Martin Trail

10.2 mi
State: AL
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Sunset Drive Trail

3.7 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Swan Creek Greenway

2.3 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Gravel

TVA Nature Loop

1.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt
Accordion

Tennessee River Greenway

1.4 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Trojan Trail

3 mi
State: AL
Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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. Rabbits, turtles and various other wildlife...
AL 5.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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...
AL 0.8 mi Asphalt
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...
AL 2.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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...
AL 2.3 mi Asphalt
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. The...
AL 14 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
Located in the in South Huntsville mixed-use development known as Hays Farm, Elgie's Walk Greenway provides a tranquil excursion through the community's well-preserved forest, fields and springs...
AL 2 mi Asphalt
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,...
AL 1.8 mi Asphalt, 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...
AL 0.7 mi 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...
AL 3.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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...
AL 5 mi Asphalt
Mill Creek Greenway is a short hike-and-bike trail in Madison, Alabama, a city next door to Huntsville. The asphalt trail is just over a half-mile long and sits within Mill Creek Park. The trail is...
AL 0.6 mi Asphalt
Muscle Shoals Reservation in north Alabama boasts 17 miles of paved and unpaved trails. 1.7 miles of those are of a trail simply known as the Bicycle Trail, an asphalt pathway that bridges the cities...
AL 1.7 mi Asphalt
Located in eastern Huntsville, the Old Railroad Bed Trail (also known as the Monte Sano Railroad Trail) boasts an intriguing history. In the late 1800s, as yellow fever raged in Atlanta, a hotel was...
AL 2 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
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...
AL 8.8 mi Asphalt
For pedestrians and cyclists, highways like I-565 are a no-go. Enter the Redstone Gateway Greenway (alternatively known as EUL greenway), a short and developing trail designed to connect destinations...
AL 0.5 mi Asphalt
The Reservation Road Trail sits within the TVA Muscle Shoals Recreation Area in north Alabama. The trail starts at the TVA Nature Trails parking area on Thunder Road, just off Wilson Dam Highway and...
AL 2.6 mi Asphalt
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...
AL 10.2 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
This is a rolling paved trail that follows along the shoreline of Guntersville Lake and is alongside Sunset Drive. Some of the hills are a little long, but there are plenty of flat areas as well. The...
AL 3.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
In the northern Alabama town of Athens, Swan Creek Greenway offers natural beauty as winds its way through the forest along Swan Creek. Trail-goers will enjoy views of a covered bridge, gentle rapids...
AL 2.3 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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...
AL 1.6 mi Asphalt
Accordion
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...
AL 1.4 mi Asphalt
Until the Trojan Trail was built, there weren’t that many safe or pleasant options for a jog in Hazel Green, Alabama. While the nearby big cities of Huntsville and Madison had their greenways, Hazel...
AL 3 mi Crushed Stone

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Trails by activity

Swan Creek Greenway

AL - 2.3 miles

In the northern Alabama town of Athens, Swan Creek Greenway offers natural beauty as winds its way through the forest along Swan Creek. Trail-goers will enjoy views of a covered bridge, gentle rapids...

Decatur Trail

AL - 14 miles

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. The...

Aldridge Creek Greenway

AL - 5.5 miles

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. Rabbits, turtles and various other wildlife...

Reservation Road Trail

AL - 2.6 miles

The Reservation Road Trail sits within the TVA Muscle Shoals Recreation Area in north Alabama. The trail starts at the TVA Nature Trails parking area on Thunder Road, just off Wilson Dam Highway and...

Accordion

Muscle Shoals Reservation Bicycle Trail

AL - 1.7 miles

Muscle Shoals Reservation in north Alabama boasts 17 miles of paved and unpaved trails. 1.7 miles of those are of a trail simply known as the Bicycle Trail, an asphalt pathway that bridges the cities...

Tennessee River Greenway

AL - 1.4 miles

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...

Flint River Greenway (AL)

AL - 1.8 miles

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,...

Redstone Gateway Greenway

AL - 0.5 miles

For pedestrians and cyclists, highways like I-565 are a no-go. Enter the Redstone Gateway Greenway (alternatively known as EUL greenway), a short and developing trail designed to connect destinations...

Elgie's Walk Greenway

AL - 2 miles

Located in the in South Huntsville mixed-use development known as Hays Farm, Elgie's Walk Greenway provides a tranquil excursion through the community's well-preserved forest, fields and springs...

Trojan Trail

AL - 3 miles

Until the Trojan Trail was built, there weren’t that many safe or pleasant options for a jog in Hazel Green, Alabama. While the nearby big cities of Huntsville and Madison had their greenways, Hazel...

Gateway Greenway

AL - 0.7 miles

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...

Redstone Arsenal Fitness Trail

AL - 8.8 miles

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...

Bradford Creek Greenway

AL - 2.3 miles

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...

Little Cove Road Greenway

AL - 5 miles

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...

Mill Creek Greenway (AL)

AL - 0.6 miles

Mill Creek Greenway is a short hike-and-bike trail in Madison, Alabama, a city next door to Huntsville. The asphalt trail is just over a half-mile long and sits within Mill Creek Park. The trail is...

TVA Nature Loop

AL - 1.6 miles

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...

Sunset Drive Trail

AL - 3.7 miles

This is a rolling paved trail that follows along the shoreline of Guntersville Lake and is alongside Sunset Drive. Some of the hills are a little long, but there are plenty of flat areas as well. The...

Big Cove Creek Greenway

AL - 2.8 miles

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...

Indian Creek Greenway (AL)

AL - 3.6 miles

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...

Atwood Linear Park

AL - 0.8 miles

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...

TVA Nature Loop

AL - 1.6 miles

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...

Atwood Linear Park

AL - 0.8 miles

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...

Big Cove Creek Greenway

AL - 2.8 miles

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...

Bradford Creek Greenway

AL - 2.3 miles

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...

Accordion

Old Railroad Bed Trail

AL - 2 miles

Located in eastern Huntsville, the Old Railroad Bed Trail (also known as the Monte Sano Railroad Trail) boasts an intriguing history. In the late 1800s, as yellow fever raged in Atlanta, a hotel was...

Muscle Shoals Reservation Bicycle Trail

AL - 1.7 miles

Muscle Shoals Reservation in north Alabama boasts 17 miles of paved and unpaved trails. 1.7 miles of those are of a trail simply known as the Bicycle Trail, an asphalt pathway that bridges the cities...

Aldridge Creek Greenway

AL - 5.5 miles

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. Rabbits, turtles and various other wildlife...

Elgie's Walk Greenway

AL - 2 miles

Located in the in South Huntsville mixed-use development known as Hays Farm, Elgie's Walk Greenway provides a tranquil excursion through the community's well-preserved forest, fields and springs...

Indian Creek Greenway (AL)

AL - 3.6 miles

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...

Gateway Greenway

AL - 0.7 miles

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...

Sunset Drive Trail

AL - 3.7 miles

This is a rolling paved trail that follows along the shoreline of Guntersville Lake and is alongside Sunset Drive. Some of the hills are a little long, but there are plenty of flat areas as well. The...

Redstone Arsenal Fitness Trail

AL - 8.8 miles

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...

Decatur Trail

AL - 14 miles

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. The...

Richard Martin Trail

AL - 10.2 miles

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...

Flint River Greenway (AL)

AL - 1.8 miles

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,...

Mill Creek Greenway (AL)

AL - 0.6 miles

Mill Creek Greenway is a short hike-and-bike trail in Madison, Alabama, a city next door to Huntsville. The asphalt trail is just over a half-mile long and sits within Mill Creek Park. The trail is...

Swan Creek Greenway

AL - 2.3 miles

In the northern Alabama town of Athens, Swan Creek Greenway offers natural beauty as winds its way through the forest along Swan Creek. Trail-goers will enjoy views of a covered bridge, gentle rapids...

Little Cove Road Greenway

AL - 5 miles

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...

Redstone Gateway Greenway

AL - 0.5 miles

For pedestrians and cyclists, highways like I-565 are a no-go. Enter the Redstone Gateway Greenway (alternatively known as EUL greenway), a short and developing trail designed to connect destinations...

Tennessee River Greenway

AL - 1.4 miles

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...

Redstone Arsenal Fitness Trail

AL - 8.8 miles

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...

Sunset Drive Trail

AL - 3.7 miles

This is a rolling paved trail that follows along the shoreline of Guntersville Lake and is alongside Sunset Drive. Some of the hills are a little long, but there are plenty of flat areas as well. The...

Decatur Trail

AL - 14 miles

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. The...

Indian Creek Greenway (AL)

AL - 3.6 miles

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...

Accordion

Elgie's Walk Greenway

AL - 2 miles

Located in the in South Huntsville mixed-use development known as Hays Farm, Elgie's Walk Greenway provides a tranquil excursion through the community's well-preserved forest, fields and springs...

Little Cove Road Greenway

AL - 5 miles

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...

Tennessee River Greenway

AL - 1.4 miles

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...

Swan Creek Greenway

AL - 2.3 miles

In the northern Alabama town of Athens, Swan Creek Greenway offers natural beauty as winds its way through the forest along Swan Creek. Trail-goers will enjoy views of a covered bridge, gentle rapids...

Muscle Shoals Reservation Bicycle Trail

AL - 1.7 miles

Muscle Shoals Reservation in north Alabama boasts 17 miles of paved and unpaved trails. 1.7 miles of those are of a trail simply known as the Bicycle Trail, an asphalt pathway that bridges the cities...

Aldridge Creek Greenway

AL - 5.5 miles

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. Rabbits, turtles and various other wildlife...

TVA Nature Loop

AL - 1.6 miles

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...

Flint River Greenway (AL)

AL - 1.8 miles

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,...

Redstone Gateway Greenway

AL - 0.5 miles

For pedestrians and cyclists, highways like I-565 are a no-go. Enter the Redstone Gateway Greenway (alternatively known as EUL greenway), a short and developing trail designed to connect destinations...

Atwood Linear Park

AL - 0.8 miles

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...

Trojan Trail

AL - 3 miles

Until the Trojan Trail was built, there weren’t that many safe or pleasant options for a jog in Hazel Green, Alabama. While the nearby big cities of Huntsville and Madison had their greenways, Hazel...

Gateway Greenway

AL - 0.7 miles

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...

Big Cove Creek Greenway

AL - 2.8 miles

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...

Mill Creek Greenway (AL)

AL - 0.6 miles

Mill Creek Greenway is a short hike-and-bike trail in Madison, Alabama, a city next door to Huntsville. The asphalt trail is just over a half-mile long and sits within Mill Creek Park. The trail is...

Reservation Road Trail

AL - 2.6 miles

The Reservation Road Trail sits within the TVA Muscle Shoals Recreation Area in north Alabama. The trail starts at the TVA Nature Trails parking area on Thunder Road, just off Wilson Dam Highway and...

Old Railroad Bed Trail

AL - 2 miles

Located in eastern Huntsville, the Old Railroad Bed Trail (also known as the Monte Sano Railroad Trail) boasts an intriguing history. In the late 1800s, as yellow fever raged in Atlanta, a hotel was...

Recent Trail Reviews

Aldridge Creek Greenway

nice!

April, 2022 by csnoopy1030

Enjoyed nice ride for a first time visit from Florida.

Redstone Arsenal Fitness Trail

nice trail

April, 2022 by csnoopy1030

Lol! Visiting and had to get cleared and parked by golf course. A bit steep hill to get started on a tad pole trike but a nice trail overall.

Big Cove Creek Greenway

Big Cove/ Flint River

February, 2022 by 74zv42hrsr

Great trail! Very soothing and scenic. Will definitely do again.

Accordion

Gateway Greenway

I found this to be an easy quick 2 mile walk. If you are just starting like me to work on getting healthy this is perfect. The history that you are walking around makes it interesting too.

October, 2021 by tamisoloman

I found this to be an easy quick 2 mile walk. If you are just starting like me to work on getting healthy this is perfect. The history that you are walking around makes it interesting too.

Aldridge Creek Greenway

Comute route

September, 2021 by knvtz9qdp9

Nice and clean Well kept.Beware was designed to flood you may have to turnaround don’t drown.

Elgie's Walk Greenway

Elgie’s Greenway

September, 2021 by knvtz9qdp9

Nice flat 2 mile trail connecting to short bike path to South parkway.

Elgie's Walk Greenway

gator trail

September, 2021 by v8ihaynh23

About half this pleasant short trail is in shade and half in sun. Watch for interesting wildlife, including herons, owls, turtles, snakes, beavers (if they haven’t been killed off ¿), and even alligators. Watched a large (5-6ft) one sunbathing back in May and a small (12-18in) one this week (Sept4). Nice trail. Stay out of the ponds. Looking forward to linking this trail to new ones in near future.

Richard Martin Trail

Great Ride

July, 2021 by pchambers1965

I decided to drive the 50 miles from Columbia Tennessee down here to this trail after work as a last minute idea. Great little trail. I started at Veto, Al (mile 11) and rode it to the beginning (mile 0.0) and back. I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. The tree canopy kept the trail extremely cool even though the temp was in upper 80s. This trail doesn’t need to be paved

Aldridge Creek Greenway

Outstanding

July, 2021 by bwrenfroe

A beautiful greenway. Varied landscapes and a level, well-maintained path make this an outstanding ride. We drive from Muscle Shoals just to bike this trail.

Richard Martin Trail

Perfect as is!

June, 2021 by chacus

I do not understand why so many say this trail should be paved. It is great as is and paving it would ruin the rural nature of this hike. Flat and shaded, it is an idyllic walk.

Aldridge Creek Greenway

Thoroughly Enjoyed

June, 2021 by bwrenfroe

Clean and easy. Beautiful scenery. We will do this one again!

Trojan Trail

Bring your pooch on a leash; remember to pickup after pup. It's HGHS property, but they are nice enough to keep it open to the community - people and pups.

May, 2021 by oaktaylor15

Bring your pooch on a leash; remember to pickup after pup. It's HGHS property, but they are nice enough to keep it open to the community - people and pups.

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