Hartselle, AL Hiking Trails and Maps

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Aldridge Creek Greenway

5.5 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

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

Elgie's Walk Greenway

2 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Flint River Greenway (AL)

1.8 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Horse Creek Trail

2.5 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Indian Creek Greenway (AL)

3.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Mill Creek Greenway (AL)

0.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Old Railroad Bridge Trail

1.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Redstone Arsenal Fitness Trail

8.8 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Sumiton Trail

1 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Sunset Drive Trail

3.7 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Swan Creek Greenway

2.3 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Gravel

Trojan Trail

3 mi
State: AL
Crushed Stone

Gateway Greenway

0.7 mi
State: AL
Concrete

Old Railroad Bed Trail

2 mi
State: AL
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Richard Martin Trail

10.2 mi
State: AL
Gravel

Tennessee River Greenway

1.4 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Little Cove Road Greenway

5 mi
State: AL
Asphalt
Accordion

Atwood Linear Park

0.8 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Redstone Gateway Greenway

0.5 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Reservation Road Trail

2.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt
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. Rabbits, turtles and various other wildlife...
AL 5.5 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
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
Located in the in South Huntsville mixed-use development known as Hays Farm, Elgie's Walk Greenway provides a tranquil excursion through the community's well-preserved forest, fields and springs...
AL 2 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 Horse Creek Trail spans just over two-and-a-half paved miles between Dora and Sumiton, two small communities northwest of Birmingham. As the trail was built on a former railroad bed, it's a flat,...
AL 2.5 mi Asphalt
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
Mill Creek Greenway is a short hike-and-bike trail in Madison, Alabama, a city next door to Huntsville. The asphalt trail is just over a half-mile long and sits within Mill Creek Park. The trail is...
AL 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Old Railroad Bridge Trail in northwestern Alabama offers a short connection between Sheffield on the south side of the Tennessee River and Florence on the river’s north bank. The paved trail...
AL 1.6 mi Asphalt
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 Sumiton Trail begins at City Hall in the heart of the community of Sumiton, which lies northwest of Birmingham. The mile-long paved trail heads west out of town and ends with a connection to the...
AL 1 mi Asphalt
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
In the northern Alabama town of Athens, Swan Creek Greenway offers natural beauty as winds its way through the forest along Swan Creek. Trail-goers will enjoy views of a covered bridge, gentle rapids...
AL 2.3 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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
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
Located in eastern Huntsville, the Old Railroad Bed Trail (also known as the Monte Sano Railroad Trail) boasts an intriguing history. In the late 1800s, as yellow fever raged in Atlanta, a hotel was...
AL 2 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
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 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
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
Accordion
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
Muscle Shoals Reservation in north Alabama boasts 17 miles of paved and unpaved trails. 1.7 miles of those are of a trail simply known as the Bicycle Trail, an asphalt pathway that bridges the cities...
AL 1.7 mi Asphalt
For pedestrians and cyclists, highways like I-565 are a no-go. Enter the Redstone Gateway Greenway (alternatively known as EUL greenway), a short and developing trail designed to connect destinations...
AL 0.5 mi Asphalt
The Reservation Road Trail sits within the TVA Muscle Shoals Recreation Area in north Alabama. The trail starts at the TVA Nature Trails parking area on Thunder Road, just off Wilson Dam Highway and...
AL 2.6 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Flint River Greenway (AL)

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.

Richard Martin Trail

great trails!

September, 2023 by cbd1961

Rougher on the Elkmont to Tn line but still nice. The other side was really good with slight elevation.

Redstone Arsenal Fitness Trail

update on this trail

April, 2023 by chadley109_tl

Just finished riding the whole trail. It’s 8 feet wide and paved, really new pavement. Yes some hills but it’s one of the smoothest trails we have been on. Some of the side loops are narrow and concrete and with springers on you get a refreshing wash. Very little traffic and no water or rest rooms available.

Accordion

Sunset Drive Trail

Nice trail along the lake

March, 2023 by paulfanfoot

Very nice trail along the lake. Easy to find and wide enough for bikes going both directions. Some goose poop to dodge, but other than that very nice scenery.

Indian Creek Greenway (AL)

Nice scenic trail

March, 2023 by paulfanfoot

Rode bikes on this trial on a great sunny spring day. Beautiful scenery most of the way. New business and home construction near the end, but over all a great trail. Glad we took time to stop and use this trail.

Aldridge Creek Greenway

Excellent Place to Ride

March, 2023 by paulfanfoot

1st road trip with our electric bikes. This trail was an awesome place to ride with no cross roads. Lots of people using the trail. Not even close to being overcrowded. Highly recommend the trail.

Richard Martin Trail

Great trail

March, 2023 by 29pbrkgnb2

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.

Horse Creek Trail

Good place to ride or walk

February, 2023 by brantleynelms

Took the whole family, I rode my bike and my wife walked with the dog and the baby.

Horse Creek Trail

great trail

February, 2023 by brantleynelms

Great place to walk or ride your bike.

Aldridge Creek Greenway

Nice Sunny Ride

September, 2022 by bagolightly

We parked at the Ditto Landing end. Parking shown on the trail map was actually an RV Park so we parked at the marina area on the side where the trail begins. Trail was well maintained - asphalt and concrete. The first part was shady while the other end was sunny. The trail followed a creek where ducks, geese, turtles and some friendly doggies were enjoying splashing around. We really like how the trail did not cross any busy roads but pigtailed around to go underneath them and over the creek. There are several benches along the way if you need a rest stop. We saw about a dozen bikers and walkers on the trail today. We will ride there again once cooler.

Richard Martin Trail

Nice Ride on a Hot Fall Day

September, 2022 by whit.w.5918_tl

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.

Big Cove Creek Greenway

nice ride

August, 2022 by markcreeves

Nice trail with some decent uphill pulls!

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