Gadsden, AL Bike Trails and Maps

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Chief Ladiga Trail

33 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Oostanaula Levee Trail

1.8 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Silver Comet Trail

61.5 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Sunset Drive Trail

3.7 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Tennessee River Greenway

1.4 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Viking Trail

3.5 mi
State: GA
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
In northeast Alabama, the 33-mile Chief Ladiga Trail is a regional playground that passes through welcoming towns and pastoral landscapes. Following a former CSX railroad corridor, the rail-trail is...
AL 33 mi Asphalt
The Oostanaula Levee Trail is a part of Rome-Floyd's popular Heritage Riverways Trail System. 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 Comet Trail follows the bed of the old Seaboard Air Line. From 1947 to 1969, the shiny Silver Comet passenger train provided luxury service between New York and Birmingham. Today, three...
GA 61.5 mi Concrete
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 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 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

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Trails by activity

Silver Comet Trail

GA - 61.5 miles

The Silver Comet Trail follows the bed of the old Seaboard Air Line. From 1947 to 1969, the shiny Silver Comet passenger train provided luxury service between New York and Birmingham. Today, three...

Oostanaula Levee Trail

GA - 1.8 miles

The Oostanaula Levee Trail is a part of Rome-Floyd's popular Heritage Riverways Trail System. The 10-foot wide, paved trail sits on a levee on the west bank of the Oostanaula River, and follows the...

Viking Trail

GA - 3.5 miles

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...

Chief Ladiga Trail

AL - 33 miles

In northeast Alabama, the 33-mile Chief Ladiga Trail is a regional playground that passes through welcoming towns and pastoral landscapes. Following a former CSX railroad corridor, the rail-trail is...

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...

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...

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...

Silver Comet Trail

GA - 61.5 miles

The Silver Comet Trail follows the bed of the old Seaboard Air Line. From 1947 to 1969, the shiny Silver Comet passenger train provided luxury service between New York and Birmingham. Today, three...

Oostanaula Levee Trail

GA - 1.8 miles

The Oostanaula Levee Trail is a part of Rome-Floyd's popular Heritage Riverways Trail System. The 10-foot wide, paved trail sits on a levee on the west bank of the Oostanaula River, and follows the...

Viking Trail

GA - 3.5 miles

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...

Accordion

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...

Chief Ladiga Trail

AL - 33 miles

In northeast Alabama, the 33-mile Chief Ladiga Trail is a regional playground that passes through welcoming towns and pastoral landscapes. Following a former CSX railroad corridor, the rail-trail is...

Oostanaula Levee Trail

GA - 1.8 miles

The Oostanaula Levee Trail is a part of Rome-Floyd's popular Heritage Riverways Trail System. The 10-foot wide, paved trail sits on a levee on the west bank of the Oostanaula River, and follows the...

Chief Ladiga Trail

AL - 33 miles

In northeast Alabama, the 33-mile Chief Ladiga Trail is a regional playground that passes through welcoming towns and pastoral landscapes. Following a former CSX railroad corridor, the rail-trail is...

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...

Silver Comet Trail

GA - 61.5 miles

The Silver Comet Trail follows the bed of the old Seaboard Air Line. From 1947 to 1969, the shiny Silver Comet passenger train provided luxury service between New York and Birmingham. Today, three...

Accordion

Viking Trail

GA - 3.5 miles

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...

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

Silver Comet Trail

Silver Comet Trail

October, 2021 by drnow

I LOVE the Silver Comet Trail! I ride on it about twice a week (usually from the beginning near Nickajack School), and it's just great. Keep it up!

Silver Comet Trail

Silver Comet Trail

October, 2021 by larrygilmer

I biked the Silver Comet Trail with my wife to the trail end at the GA/AL state line in 2016. The trail surface is paved and one of the best converted rail trails in the southeast. Very smooth.

I rode the trail's namesake Silver Comet train in the late 50's with my Mom and brother from Birmingham to Atlanta. Biking this trail brought back many memories of that train ride. Definitely worth a bike ride, especially during the week when it's less busy.

Chief Ladiga Trail

Nice trail, but watch out for "road apples"

September, 2021 by stvatandem

My wife and I rode from Piedmont to the AL/GA state line. The asphalt pavement was pretty good and the areas where tree roots had pushed up the pavement have been ground down. The trail is a steady climb starting just east of Piedmont up to the state line. The bridge transitions are fairly smooth. Starting at 8.7 miles (state line is 0.0) to 4.8 miles, we encountered many "road apples" (aka horse poop) on the pavement. Fortunately, the trail was not busy and we were able to dodge them. Apart from that, the trail is a nice ride.

Accordion

Silver Comet Trail

Well shaded, but very busy

September, 2021 by stvatandem

My wife and I rode from the Mavell Trailhead (MM 0) to the Florence Rd trailhead on a Saturday afternoon. We enjoyed the paved trail and the fact that it was shaded most of the way. Also, every road crossing in this zone had a user-activated traffic light. Some of the busier roads had bridges over them, or underpasses. Being a Saturday afternoon, it was very busy. I used my "dingy" bell frequently to alert pedestrians that we were approaching. all in all, it was a good ride. If I were to ride it again, I'd try to do it on a weekday.

Silver Comet Trail

Silver Comet disappointment

September, 2021 by bmyer

In early September 2021, I rode parts of the trail. On the first day, I rode from the Tara/Drummond Trailhead westward to the trail's intersection with Bethlehem Road and returned to the that same trailhead. Two days later, I rode from the trail's intersection with Bethlehem Road to Cedartown and returned to the Bethlehem Road intersection. The trailhead was well executed with ample parking and flush toilets. Other trailheads to the west offered less parking and portajohns. The concrete surface was not anywhere near as smooth as relatively new asphalt. I felt a constant jiggling through my bike which got to be annoying after a while going about 12 to 15 mph. Numerous areas of tree debris and leaves covered parts of the trail. Fortunately, it was a dry day, so the debris didn't contribute to any slipperiness. The route through Rockmart was not very well signed, necessitating a couple of u-turns. The surface through Rockmart had me thinking,"Why am I still on the trail when the adjacent city street looks to have a better surface?" West of Rockmart, the trail experience is less enjoyable as the surface is more uneven than east of town and openly parallels U.S.278. I returned to Rockmart heading east on U.S.278, a 4-lane 65 mph divided highway, which was a much better ride. The light to moderate traffic tolerated my presence as all of the drivers gave me the right lane with nary a honk. I always ride in bright-colored clothing, a red flashing rear light and a rear view mirror to make sure approaching traffic sees me. On the second day, traversing the trail westward to Cedartown from Bethlehem Road, the trail is even less enjoyable with the stench of adjacent landfill hanging in the air coupled with challenging hills into Cedartown. The adjacent nearly level railroad right-of-way drove home the point that this was not a rails-to-trails portion of the trail. The Cedartown depot was a nice stop with friendly staff. Again, I chose to return to my starting point to the east on U.S.278. The trail is an asset for the area, but in the areas I experienced, it is needs some TLC. If you're in the area, it would be worth checking out. I can't recommend traveling specifically to ride on the trail as I did. There are much better places to ride than between Rockmart and Cedartown on the Silver Comet Trail.

Silver Comet Trail

Great every day trail

July, 2021 by sinclairjr

Bout too many challenging hills but its length makes for a great work out. It’s mostly populated everyday by cyclists, walkers, and joggers. Has a few good views and even a public outdoor workout facility.

Silver Comet Trail

Experience

July, 2021 by jcvelez265

It was a very nice experience !!! Well maintan, beautifull view. 👍

Silver Comet Trail

And exceptionally good ride.

July, 2021 by dmsgls101020


The Silver Comet is an excellent RT biking experience. There is one glitch to the trail. The trail ceases to be over the original railroad bead in Cedartown, Ga. From the Alabama / Georgia connect with Chief Ladiga trail to Cedartown, Ga the trail is over the original railroad bead, but it leaves in Cedartown and is somewhat hilly but paved. We started on it but turned back. We are in our 70s. From the west side of Cedartown to the end it is fully paved, concrete, and wide. You will love this trail. My first experience was around 18 years ago and rode it several times. It is exceptionally well kept up. Now in my 70s my wife and I rode this RT in November of 2020, and we look forward to riding it many more times.

Chief Ladiga Trail

A decent trail

July, 2021 by dmsgls101020

A decent trail
I rode this trail when it about 18 years ago and rode it last November 2020. For the most part, it is maintained. It would be nice if those maintaining the trail would give more attention to the roots. Don’t let the root comment stop you from riding this trail. CL was my first RT biking experience over 18 years ago. I look forward to riding it again soon, perhaps this year, 2021. It is a fully paved asphalt trail. There is plans to the extent it two more miles we were told in 2020 by another biker.

Silver Comet Trail

Biked the Silver Comet today

May, 2021 by cej0415

I was looking for a relatively flat trail to condition on my road bike. This was a well-maintained, paved trail. Fun to ride, with ample straightaways to crank it up. There were quite a few people biking, blading, skating, running or just enjoying nature, but it was a pleasurable ride. Higher recommend jumping on a trailhead and checking it out.

Silver Comet Trail

I ride this trail at least twice a week. I start on Floyd Rd. and my goal is to go to the end, Alabama line. The furthest I've gone is 15 miles out. I love this trail for bike riding.

April, 2021 by lisa4life2001

I ride this trail at least twice a week. I start on Floyd Rd. and my goal is to go to the end, Alabama line. The furthest I've gone is 15 miles out. I love this trail for bike riding.

Silver Comet Trail

One of the best

April, 2021 by dmisner_tl

My wife & I rode from Dallas west to the big tunnel & back. Fabulous 23 mile ride. Beautiful scenery, well kept, plenty wide enough to ride side by side. We can’t wait to explore the other parts of the trail in the future.

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