Athens, AL Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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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.

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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.

Elgie's Walk Greenway

This is a peaceful and pretty little trail which winds through woods and around ponds. Only 2.3 miles so far but it looks like it will be continued. Park at Bell Park which does have a bathroom.

April, 2021 by wirenut7171

This is a peaceful and pretty little trail which winds through woods and around ponds. Only 2.3 miles so far but it looks like it will be continued. Park at Bell Park which does have a bathroom.

Decatur Trail

Very Nice

March, 2021 by bwrenfroe

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.

Elgie's Walk Greenway

New Trail

January, 2021 by limeapples119

2 mile quiet ride on paved trail. Not much to look at but has ponds and woods. I imagine in the spring and summer this trail will be pretty over time. It sits right outside of RSA gate 3.

Decatur Trail

Excellent for trikes too!

January, 2021 by rplaborde

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.

Richard Martin Trail

Beautiful but rough

December, 2020 by vnoel3

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 Nature Loop

Lovely ride

December, 2020 by vnoel3

TVA trails in Sheffield are shady & beautiful. This portion is easy and goes to dam overlook.

Sunset Drive Trail

Beautiful, fun ride

December, 2020 by vnoel3

Lovely Greenway along Guntersville lake with one big hill.

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