Ft Payne, AL Birding Trails and Maps

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Aldridge Creek Greenway

6.54 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Big Cove Creek Greenway

2.8 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Chief Ladiga Trail

32.65 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Flint River Greenway

1.8 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Guild-Hardy Trail

5 mi
State: TN
Gravel

Historic Bridgeport Walking Trail

0.8 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete

Kingfisher Trail

0.6 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Mount Berry Trail

1.8 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Silver Comet Trail

61.65 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Simms Mountain Trail

9 mi
State: GA
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

12 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Gravel

Sunset Drive Trail

3.7 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Tennessee Riverwalk

13 mi
State: TN
Concrete

Viking Trail

3.5 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Ridge Ferry Trail

4.5 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Tennessee River Greenway

1.4 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Little Cove Road Greenway

5 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Atwood Linear Park

0.8 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Levee Trail (GA)

1.8 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Silver Creek Trail

0.7 mi
State: GA
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Overview The Aldridge Creek Greenway winds along Aldridge Creek for 6.5 miles, providing a pleasant, semirural trail experience in Huntsville. Trail users who keep their noise down and pay...
AL 6.54 mi 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...
AL 2.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview The Chief Ladiga Trail is steeped in history and nature—traversing the historic Alabama communities of Anniston, Weaver, Jacksonville, and Piedmont as it weaves through the countryside,...
AL 32.65 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
The Guild-Hardy Trail is a beautiful excursion on southern Tennessee's Lookout Mountain, only a few minutes from Chattanooga and the state's border with Georgia. It follows the route of the former...
TN 5 mi Gravel
The Historic Bridgeport Walking Trail begins at the Bridgeport Depot Museum and leads to the Tennessee River.  Once at the shoreline, you walk across the Tennessee River on a converted railroad...
AL 0.8 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete
The Kingfisher Trail is part of Rome's connected ECO Greenway trail system, spanning 16 miles. The trail is paved with 12-foot wide concrete and is located on the west side of the Etowah River. It...
GA 0.6 mi Concrete
This trail is part of Rome's connected ECO Greenway trail system, spanning 16 miles. The Mount Berry Trail sits along the west bank of the Oostanaula River, a bucolic retreat of riparian forest and...
GA 1.8 mi Asphalt
Overview The Silver Comet Trail is a well-maintained 61.65-mile trail and is 12-foot wide and paved the entire route. Along the way are 17 wheelchair-accessible access points, 15 restrooms, 10...
GA 61.65 mi Asphalt, Concrete
A rugged trek through the North Georgia mountains, this 9-mile trail is ideally suited to hikers and mountain bikers. Despite its quiet, dense forest setting, the Simms Mountain Trail does pass...
GA 9 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
The South Chickamauga Creek Greenway offers 12 miles of trail alongside the wooded Chickamauga Creek through eastern Chattanooga and the community of East Ridge. The path winds through a mix of...
TN 12 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, 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
Overview The Tennessee Riverwalk runs for 13 miles through downtown Chattanooga reaching all the way to the Tennessee Riverpark in the north.  About the Route Leaving off from the southwest...
TN 13 mi Concrete
The Viking Trail is an easy three miles one-way: mostly flat and with a paved surface that can accommodate runners, cyclists, walkers and rollerbladers. The trail travels between the main campus and...
GA 3.5 mi Concrete
Rome's Ridge Ferry Trail links two paths at the confluence of the Oostanaula and Etowah rivers, where these two waterways meet to form the Coosa River. Paved promenades line both sides of the...
GA 4.5 mi 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...
AL 1.4 mi 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...
AL 5 mi 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...
AL 0.8 mi Asphalt
The Levee Trail is a part of Rome's connected ECO Greenway trail system, spanning 16 miles. The 10-foot wide, paved trail sits on a levee on the west bank of the Oostanaula River, and follows the...
GA 1.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Silver Creek Trail is a 12-foot wide concrete pathway in Rome, Georgia, and is part of the city's connected ECO Greenway trail system, which spans 16 miles. The trail starts downtown on East 4th...
GA 0.7 mi Concrete

Recent Trail Reviews

Chief Ladiga Trail

Alabama the Beautiful

June, 2024 by laurieccarter

This was our first long/all day ride. The trail really was beautiful, well maintained and paved the whole way. We entered at mile 1 and rode to the GA/AL line. The trail beyond Piedmont, which is the last populated area you will pass, is fairly remote, and at a very, very slight incline. The return is much easier! There are a couple picnic tables at the state line but no bathrooms. We saw deer and turkey crossing the trail.

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

You won't find many amenities on this trail but it's a pretty and peaceful ride. There are some parts of the trail that cross busy roads if you want to complete the entire trail.

June, 2024 by wgwalker406

You won't find many amenities on this trail but it's a pretty and peaceful ride. There are some parts of the trail that cross busy roads if you want to complete the entire trail.

Tennessee Riverwalk

Beautiful ride, takes you right into downtown if you want to stop for refreshments. Clean facilities along the ride and very well maintained. Connects to the South Chickamauga Greenway to extend the ride

June, 2024 by wgwalker406

Beautiful ride, takes you right into downtown if you want to stop for refreshments. Clean facilities along the ride and very well maintained. Connects to the South Chickamauga Greenway to extend the ride

Accordion

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

Awesome bike ride

May, 2024 by cbrouwere

This was the best by far bike trail we’ve been on. Beautiful and well maintained ¿¿

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

Amazing and LONG boardwalks!

May, 2024 by suem.lamb

This is our first time in Chattanooga and thrilled to find this trail. The long boardwalks take you above the Chickamauga Creek into the trees looking down. So cool! If you like nature, this trail is a must. We started the trail at Camp Jordan Baseball field. It links up with the Tenn Riverwalk Trail, which we took into downtown for lunch at Tony's. After our lunch we went a bit past our Greenway Trail connection to see the dam and then returned to the baseball field on the Chickamauga Greenway... a total of 35 miles. Easy ride on an eBike.

Flint River Greenway

Great Little Trail

March, 2024 by garybrogers

Camping at Cathedral Caverns with our Grands, loaded up our bikes and all went for ride on this trail, this is a very nice trail, it may only be 1.8 miles but it’s very scenic, two nice bridges crossing the Flint River.

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

A nice ride that could be even better.

March, 2024 by prial

We began our ride from a parking lot off Camp Jordan Park Road. Riding through the part was lovely, but signage advising the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway was non-existant so we missed crossing the necessary bridge to the trail. Once corrected, we found that the entire trail was poorly signed, having to ask for directions along the way so we didn't get lost. The "paved" section on the levee was so badly paved, it is better described as gravel, and the cross winds along the levee were extreme. The second half of the ride offered a better paved and boardwalk surface and crosswinds were blocked a bit better by the landscape. At the northern trailhead we turned south on the Tennessee Riverwalk to extend our trip. This was the best part of our day! We enjoyed our adventure, but would recommend beginning at a trailhead after the 6 mile marker.

Silver Comet Trail

This is the best multipurpose trail I've had the pleasure of using.

February, 2024 by jboynton420

This is the best multipurpose trail I've had the pleasure of using.

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

Fantastic

December, 2023 by 8gvrq4zymr

Best bike ride in Chattanooga for me. LOVE IT!

Tennessee Riverwalk

Riverpark trail is worth the ride

October, 2023 by jduffy3124

We started north and east of downtown at Tennessee Riverpark Curtain Pole Road. Free parking! There are several places along the trail like this, so look around. In downtown, you’ll have to pay for 2hr parking at Ross Landing. It was a really nice ride out to the end of the trail at the dam and back. Mostly park-like with some industrial sprinkled in as well. All of this area is well manicured. We saw areas where a nearby business had dedicated the improvement to their employees. We then made our way downtown. It’s beautiful, with a lot of pedestrians so take care. There are a couple of switchbacks on the trail there, but you can do it! Downtown you’ll need your gps maps to confirm the bike routes. The Walnut Street Bridge affords a great many views. As we made our way west and south, the trail went through some of the older industrial areas and ends near the Lookout Mountain Railway. A great fall ride for us.

Silver Comet Trail

Gorgeous area!

October, 2023 by kippmich

We rode from the Grady road trailhead to mm 19 and back. It was a 51 Mike round trip ride. The area is gorgeous and we were blessed with the fall colors! The trail is wide and smooth. The area between Cedartown and Rockmart is hilly, the rest is relatively flat. There is a section where the trail is near the highway, but other than that it’s in the woods or through cute little towns.

Chief Ladiga Trail

Great ride with some bumpy parts

October, 2023 by kippmich

We rode from the start of the trail to Germania Springs park (mm 23.2) and back. We stopped in the cute town of Piedmont for a snack at Elevated Grounds and then sat on the swing under the gazebo by the history center for a few minutes. The trail is beautiful through the forest, then goes through a rural area where there are lots of cotton fields. It’s a bit bumpy from tree roots that have pushed up the trail. Most spots have been ground down, but it’s still a butt burner going over those spots. Nice ride with not a lot of street crossings.

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