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Explore the best rated trails in Sheffield, AL, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Decatur Trail and Muscle Shoals Reservation Bicycle Trail . With more than 6 trails covering 32 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
Rougher on the Elkmont to Tn line but still nice. The other side was really good with slight elevation.
I love this trail, me and friends have taken my horses here many times and it’s always been so nice, the trails are great for horses other than the few times you have to cross the roads.
Was passing through and decided to stop and ride North to South with an added lollipop head on the roads around Athens. Trail was great; I was dreading the heat (upper 80s) but the shade kept things nice and cool!! Surface was a bit rough in places, so not a road bike trail, but a hybrid, mountain bike or gravel bike (my choice) will work well.
Would love to see this trail extended, both south and north.
trail markings are somewhat confusing to follow as well as riding with traffic and crossing a few major intersections. The positive part of the ride, once closer to mallard park, the ride was nice.
I’m glad I read the reviews before deciding which bike to bring—it’s pretty bumpy. It’s beautifully secluded when riding on a weekday morning. I only saw two pedestrians and two equestrians during my ten mile ride. It’s completely shaded, nice for a summer ride. There’s a pristine (but a little creepy) swamp on the east side of the trail three miles from the southern trailhead at Coffman-Mitchell Park, and goes for half a mile. Looking east you can’t see where it ends. Gorgeous, but remember to bring insect repellent! Will definitely ride it again, starting g at the halfway point in Elkmont. Elkmont
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
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.
This is a good trail. We especially liked the area around Point Mallard. The only negative is there are a couple times we had to cross four lanes of traffic. Otherwise, a very nice trail.
We parked at the Mallard Point Park area and there were plenty of available parking. The path was paved in part and some areas had well packed gravel. We have recumbent trikes and this trail was a wonderful trike route. It was wide enough in most areas to accommodate two traffic and the view along the Tennessee River was gorgeous.
One if the most peaceful, scenic rail-to-trails, but needs paving. Large size gravel is rough for bikes & horses. Lots of ruts from Elkmont to TN state line. Athens to Elkmont is easier portion. Parking & restroom at Piney Chapel in Athens. Nice lunch cafe in Elkmont.
TVA trails in Sheffield are shady & beautiful. This portion is easy and goes to dam overlook.
We rode the part of this trail which leads from Wilson Morgan park to the Tennessee River. It goes through residential Decatur, mostly along sidewalks which parallel the roads. You must stop or slow continually for crossroads/curbs. The neighborhoods you ride through are sketchy with a lot of trash and poor upkeep. It’s certainly not scenic in any way until you reach the old downtown. Also, I’m several places it’s poorly marked or not marked at all.
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