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Aldridge Creek Greenway

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

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

Mountain Goat Trail

4.7 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Old Railroad Bed Trail

2 mi
State: AL
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Redstone Arsenal Fitness Trail

8.8 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

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. There are proposals to extend the greenway...
AL 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
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
The Mountain Goat Trail now links Sewanee and Monteagle in Franklin County with a paved pathway stretching nearly five miles. The rail-trail will one day be 35 miles, extending father west to Cowan...
TN 4.7 mi Asphalt
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...
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
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
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...
AL 2.3 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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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Aldridge Creek Greenway

AL - 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. There are proposals to extend the greenway...

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...

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...

Accordion

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...

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...

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...

Mountain Goat Trail

TN - 4.7 miles

The Mountain Goat Trail now links Sewanee and Monteagle in Franklin County with a paved pathway stretching nearly five miles. The rail-trail will one day be 35 miles, extending father west to Cowan...

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...

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...

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...

Swan Creek Greenway

AL - 2.3 miles

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Accordion

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...

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...

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...

Swan Creek Greenway

AL - 2.3 miles

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Aldridge Creek Greenway

AL - 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. There are proposals to extend the greenway...

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...

Old Railroad Bed Trail

AL - 2 miles

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...

Mountain Goat Trail

TN - 4.7 miles

The Mountain Goat Trail now links Sewanee and Monteagle in Franklin County with a paved pathway stretching nearly five miles. The rail-trail will one day be 35 miles, extending father west to Cowan...

Mountain Goat Trail

TN - 4.7 miles

The Mountain Goat Trail now links Sewanee and Monteagle in Franklin County with a paved pathway stretching nearly five miles. The rail-trail will one day be 35 miles, extending father west to Cowan...

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...

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...

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,...

Accordion

Old Railroad Bed Trail

AL - 2 miles

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...

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...

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...

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 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. There are proposals to extend the greenway...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

Richard Martin Trail

3 1/2 Stars

September, 2017 by markmoore006

It is listed as 10.2 but my GPS came up with 11 miles (22 round trip). It is a good one for solitude for sure. The small town of Elmont is basically right in the middle and makes for a nice rest stop. Except for Elkmont, AL and a couple of covered bridges there isn't much diversity along the entire trail. It's a 1 1/2 hour drive for me so I probably wont be back unless more is added to it.
I started at the Tennessee line TH and went to Athens and back. Within the first 1/4 mile a big black dog ran at me from the front of a house. He didn't have the cardio to keep up but something to watch for when near the Tennessee TH.
The path is compacted gravel like a driveway that's seen lots of use. The Athens half is pretty smooth but I was glad to be on a mountain bike for the other half. Occasional rough spots to beware of with some random big chunky rocks.
There was one road crossing I wasn't sure where the trail went and had to break out the phone to view the trail. Turned out it was straight across the road but hard to be sure because it was more grass than gravel. A little trail blaze would be nice there.

Richard Martin Trail

Good double track trail for Mtn. Bike or Hybred Bike

September, 2017 by OldTerry

Rode today (Sept. 8, 2017) from the start in Athens to the end at the Tennessee state line and return to Athens. Very enjoyable with plenty of solitude. This type of trail will keep you on your toes as you must look carefully for obstacles (limbs, ruts and one area that had numerous loose fist sized chunks of rock). Very enjoyable trail to ride but I would advise caution.

Richard Martin Trail

Gravel Love

August, 2017 by tim.keen

My wife and I cycled the Richard Martin Rails-to-Trails for a weekend in August of 2017. We prefer the gravel trails and find them to be more interesting with a slight bit of challenge tossed into the experience. We rode the trail on 2 Salsa Vayas ' Multi-Surface' bikes equipped with 38mm & 40mm tubeless CX tires and found them to be perfect for the entire route, which is primarily hardpacked dirt & gravel surface that rolls fast.

We loved the trail due to its slightly remote feeling, overall condition, tree canopy & minimal road crossings. It's quickly become our 'close to home' favorite! We rode it's entire length as out & backs for 2 days. GPS mileage was 22 miles for the total trail out & back.

We stayed up in Veto at the Mill Creek RV Park and found it to be pleasant, clean & quiet. We were the only 'weekend use' campers there, with some sites populated be contract workers working at automotive parts manufacturing locations near by. Most had gone home for the weekend, leaving a quiet & safe campground for us. Note: Please don't ring the bell for Margie prior to 10:00AM. Check in is Noon and Margie doesn't stir prior to check-in time.

All of of this made for a wonderful weekend get-a-way with my wife & bicycles!

Accordion

Richard Martin Trail

Half-Way Fun

August, 2017 by jimofsomerville

Started in Athens and rode to Elkmont then back. Later drive car with bikes back to Elkmont where we toured Belle Chevre goat cheese place then ate at their sandwich shop. Excellent food. Bike trail was excellent, flat and very clean. Plan on starting in Elkmont next and riding North to complete total trek.

Decatur Trail

Smooth Sailing

August, 2017 by joel10

Great trail for easy biking. Decatur just added several miles and plan to add additional trails soon. Particularly good for family rides if you start at Point Mallard. Much of those trails are not shared with vehicles. Beginning near Market Street the paths are on city streets, but still well marked. The majority, if not all, of the trails are on asphalt. There is plenty of parking at all the trailheads.

Tennessee River Greenway

Short Trail but Scenic Views of the Tennessee River

July, 2017 by rmheeth

This trail is part of the Huntsville Greenway system. The northern end of this trail is connected to the southern end of the Aldridge Creek Greenway at the entrance to Ditto Landing Park on Hobbs Island Road. There isn't a parking lot at this point but I guess you could park on the side of the road. The trail proceeds south for a short distance to the main part of the Ditto Landing Park. Although this trail has little or no markings or signs, Ditto Landing is small enough that it is hard to get lost. Just ride past the pavilion and south to the river, then turn east (left) and you will run into the main part of the greenway, a wide paved trail along the river.

A little ways down the trail, you will pass by an old warehouse with a large, flat concrete area going out to a docking port on the riverbank. This is the old State Docks which hasn't been used in decades. The trail continues on by the river to the Madison County Marina at the east end of the trail.

This is a short but pretty trail with good views of the river including the US-231 bridge. You will often see a lot of small boats on the river with the occasional barge going by.

Although it is a short trail, combining this with the Aldridge Creek Greenway (another nice trail) makes for a very nice ride.

Richard Martin Trail

Tree Tunnel Paradise

June, 2017 by willmarth2

We started in Elkmont at the caboose and traveled south. Beautiful tree tunnel almost all the way to Athens. There are gently sloping hills. We went early in the morning in June and there is a swamp area to the East with green algae that reflects beautifully. Beware of mosquitoes.

Indian Creek Greenway (AL)

Worth the exercise

May, 2017 by lordrindal

Awesome trail to run, walk, or bike. Runs along the creek, has multiple bridges, mostly flat surface, grass is cut on both sides to open up road. Saw rabbits, squirrels, cows, and horses along the trail.

Richard Martin Trail

Good walk, but not the dogs!!!

May, 2017 by aebetter

Loved my hike including lunch in Elkmont. The dogs in Veto made me most uncomfortable. Won't be back.

Richard Martin Trail

Great trail

April, 2017 by landondykes

This trail was nice… Mostly flat… Clear… And wide. We did the full 10.2 miles each way… Very scenic… This is a very well-kept trail… With very nice bathrooms at the start and at the end.

We started from the Piney Chapel Rd parking lot in Athens, Alabama.

Loved the town of Elkton...there is a really quaint Creamery right next to the trail that has a nice, covered picnic area and they sell amazing goat cheese!!!

We will definitely do this trail again!!!

Decatur Trail

Review Update

March, 2017 by rmheeth

I rode this trail recently for the first time in a few years and some problems still exist while some have improved. The Point Mallard end of the trail is still very nice and easy to follow. They have made improvements to most of the sections of the trail that previously had been very close to the water's edge, moving them several feet back.

The city of Decatur has a master plan to extend this trail throughout the city but work has been done in fits and starts. If you decide to take the northern end of the trail or the new part downtown by the railroad tracks, be sure to bring a map because markings for the trail are scarce.

Gateway Greenway

Good for Walking, Not So Good for Bikes

February, 2017 by rmheeth

This Greenway is really a path around a city park which contains a nice, extensive Memorial to Veterans. There is a nice parking lot near the middle of the trail. The greenway goes by the railroad track and under the highway overpass, going around the Veterans Memorial past various displays, memorials and extensive fountains. It is a short but great walk. For bikes, however, it is not so great. Many of the sidewalks are rather narrow, weaving around the memorials. I found no signage identifying it as a greenway or path but it is so short and in a compact area, you really can't get lost. I will go back for the walk but will leave my bike at home.

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