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BMRR South Trail

2.1 mi
State: AL
Dirt, Gravel

Bessemer Rail Trail

0.43 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Buck Creek Greenway

1.1 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Chief Ladiga Trail

33 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Enon Ridge Trail

1.1 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Ensley-Pratt Greenway

1.2 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Five Mile Creek Greenway

5.5 mi
State: AL
Crushed Stone

High Ore Line Trail

3.1 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Hillsboro Trail

2 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Homewood Shades Creek Greenway

2.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Jones Valley Trail

0.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Montevallo Greenway

2 mi
State: AL
Concrete, Dirt, Grass

Railroad Park Rail Trail

0.4 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Rotary Trail

0.4 mi
State: AL
Concrete

Vulcan Trail

1 mi
State: AL
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The BMRR South Trail is part of a network of 14 miles of hiking and biking pathways throughout Birmingham’s 1,500-acre Red Mountain Park, which opened in 2012. The park’s namesake mountain was the...
AL 2.1 mi Dirt, Gravel
Bessemer’s first rail-trail was opened in the spring of 2018. At just under half a mile, the first phase of the trail sits in the shaded former corridor of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad paralleling...
AL 0.43 mi Asphalt
The Buck Creek Trail in Alabaster, Alabama is a quiet, natural retreat. The trail begins in Buck Creek Park and heads north through the woods to a depot parking lot, stretching for a total of one...
AL 1.1 mi Asphalt
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 Enon Ridge Trail is part of a trail network called Red Rock Trails, a proposed collection of 750 miles of trails, sidewalks, and bike lanes across Jefferson County. This shaded trail sits close to...
AL 1.1 mi Asphalt
The Ensley-Pratt Greenway can be found in west Birmingham, traveling through two neighborhoods referenced in its name. Both communities were once standalone industrial towns but were incorporated into...
AL 1.2 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Five Mile Creek Greenway which will eventually extend over 27 miles through Central Alabama, connecting the communities of Graysville, Brookside, Gardendale, Fultondale, Tarrant and Center...
AL 5.5 mi Crushed Stone
The High Ore Line Trail, which opened in 2016, is located in the southwestern outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama. The pathway offers a convenient and pleasant transportation option as it passes over...
AL 3.1 mi Asphalt
The Hillsboro Trail was built on a former railroad bed and features four tunnels and bridges along its route. The trail connects residential areas in Helena, Alabama, to each other and to schools, as...
AL 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Homewood Shades Creek Greenway, also known as the Lakeshore Trail, will one day stretch 6 miles through Homewood, a southern suburb of Birmingham. Currently, 2.6 miles are complete paralleling...
AL 2.6 mi Asphalt
The Jones Valley Trail near downtown Birmingham stretches a half mile along 1st Avenue South from 25th Street to 32nd Street. Following a former railroad corridor, the paved, tree-lined rail-trail is...
AL 0.6 mi Asphalt
A charming, natural surface trail that runs from Orr Park to Stephens Park in Montevallo, the Montevallo Greenway provides trail users with a great means of accessing the wooded creeks on the...
AL 2 mi Concrete, Dirt, Grass
Railroad Park is an 8-block recreational public space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the city's railroad culture both past and present. It borders active railroad lines that transverse the...
AL 0.4 mi Asphalt
Birmingham's much anticipated Rotary Trail opened April 2016. At its entrance, the trail features a 46-foot-tall sign which reads: "Rotary Trail in the Magic City." It is modeled after the historical...
AL 0.4 mi Concrete
Birmingham's mile-long Vulcan Trail scales the ridge of 1,025-foot Red Mountain. In summer, the tree-lined trail offers cool respite from the heat, while bare winter trees yield city views. Best of...
AL 1 mi Asphalt

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Jones Valley Trail

AL - 0.6 miles

The Jones Valley Trail near downtown Birmingham stretches a half mile along 1st Avenue South from 25th Street to 32nd Street. Following a former railroad corridor, the paved, tree-lined rail-trail is...

Five Mile Creek Greenway

AL - 5.5 miles

The Five Mile Creek Greenway which will eventually extend over 27 miles through Central Alabama, connecting the communities of Graysville, Brookside, Gardendale, Fultondale, Tarrant and Center...

Vulcan Trail

AL - 1 miles

Birmingham's mile-long Vulcan Trail scales the ridge of 1,025-foot Red Mountain. In summer, the tree-lined trail offers cool respite from the heat, while bare winter trees yield city views. Best of...

Railroad Park Rail Trail

AL - 0.4 miles

Railroad Park is an 8-block recreational public space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the city's railroad culture both past and present. It borders active railroad lines that transverse the...

Accordion

Homewood Shades Creek Greenway

AL - 2.6 miles

Homewood Shades Creek Greenway, also known as the Lakeshore Trail, will one day stretch 6 miles through Homewood, a southern suburb of Birmingham. Currently, 2.6 miles are complete paralleling...

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...

Buck Creek Greenway

AL - 1.1 miles

The Buck Creek Trail in Alabaster, Alabama is a quiet, natural retreat. The trail begins in Buck Creek Park and heads north through the woods to a depot parking lot, stretching for a total of one...

Montevallo Greenway

AL - 2 miles

A charming, natural surface trail that runs from Orr Park to Stephens Park in Montevallo, the Montevallo Greenway provides trail users with a great means of accessing the wooded creeks on the...

Enon Ridge Trail

AL - 1.1 miles

The Enon Ridge Trail is part of a trail network called Red Rock Trails, a proposed collection of 750 miles of trails, sidewalks, and bike lanes across Jefferson County. This shaded trail sits close to...

Hillsboro Trail

AL - 2 miles

The Hillsboro Trail was built on a former railroad bed and features four tunnels and bridges along its route. The trail connects residential areas in Helena, Alabama, to each other and to schools, as...

High Ore Line Trail

AL - 3.1 miles

The High Ore Line Trail, which opened in 2016, is located in the southwestern outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama. The pathway offers a convenient and pleasant transportation option as it passes over...

Hillsboro Trail

AL - 2 miles

The Hillsboro Trail was built on a former railroad bed and features four tunnels and bridges along its route. The trail connects residential areas in Helena, Alabama, to each other and to schools, as...

BMRR South Trail

AL - 2.1 miles

The BMRR South Trail is part of a network of 14 miles of hiking and biking pathways throughout Birmingham’s 1,500-acre Red Mountain Park, which opened in 2012. The park’s namesake mountain was the...

High Ore Line Trail

AL - 3.1 miles

The High Ore Line Trail, which opened in 2016, is located in the southwestern outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama. The pathway offers a convenient and pleasant transportation option as it passes over...

Ensley-Pratt Greenway

AL - 1.2 miles

The Ensley-Pratt Greenway can be found in west Birmingham, traveling through two neighborhoods referenced in its name. Both communities were once standalone industrial towns but were incorporated into...

Accordion

Montevallo Greenway

AL - 2 miles

A charming, natural surface trail that runs from Orr Park to Stephens Park in Montevallo, the Montevallo Greenway provides trail users with a great means of accessing the wooded creeks on the...

Enon Ridge Trail

AL - 1.1 miles

The Enon Ridge Trail is part of a trail network called Red Rock Trails, a proposed collection of 750 miles of trails, sidewalks, and bike lanes across Jefferson County. This shaded trail sits close to...

Rotary Trail

AL - 0.4 miles

Birmingham's much anticipated Rotary Trail opened April 2016. At its entrance, the trail features a 46-foot-tall sign which reads: "Rotary Trail in the Magic City." It is modeled after the historical...

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...

Jones Valley Trail

AL - 0.6 miles

The Jones Valley Trail near downtown Birmingham stretches a half mile along 1st Avenue South from 25th Street to 32nd Street. Following a former railroad corridor, the paved, tree-lined rail-trail is...

Buck Creek Greenway

AL - 1.1 miles

The Buck Creek Trail in Alabaster, Alabama is a quiet, natural retreat. The trail begins in Buck Creek Park and heads north through the woods to a depot parking lot, stretching for a total of one...

Five Mile Creek Greenway

AL - 5.5 miles

The Five Mile Creek Greenway which will eventually extend over 27 miles through Central Alabama, connecting the communities of Graysville, Brookside, Gardendale, Fultondale, Tarrant and Center...

Railroad Park Rail Trail

AL - 0.4 miles

Railroad Park is an 8-block recreational public space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the city's railroad culture both past and present. It borders active railroad lines that transverse the...

Bessemer Rail Trail

AL - 0.43 miles

Bessemer’s first rail-trail was opened in the spring of 2018. At just under half a mile, the first phase of the trail sits in the shaded former corridor of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad paralleling...

Homewood Shades Creek Greenway

AL - 2.6 miles

Homewood Shades Creek Greenway, also known as the Lakeshore Trail, will one day stretch 6 miles through Homewood, a southern suburb of Birmingham. Currently, 2.6 miles are complete paralleling...

Vulcan Trail

AL - 1 miles

Birmingham's mile-long Vulcan Trail scales the ridge of 1,025-foot Red Mountain. In summer, the tree-lined trail offers cool respite from the heat, while bare winter trees yield city views. Best of...

Five Mile Creek Greenway

AL - 5.5 miles

The Five Mile Creek Greenway which will eventually extend over 27 miles through Central Alabama, connecting the communities of Graysville, Brookside, Gardendale, Fultondale, Tarrant and Center...

Buck Creek Greenway

AL - 1.1 miles

The Buck Creek Trail in Alabaster, Alabama is a quiet, natural retreat. The trail begins in Buck Creek Park and heads north through the woods to a depot parking lot, stretching for a total of one...

Vulcan Trail

AL - 1 miles

Birmingham's mile-long Vulcan Trail scales the ridge of 1,025-foot Red Mountain. In summer, the tree-lined trail offers cool respite from the heat, while bare winter trees yield city views. Best of...

Rotary Trail

AL - 0.4 miles

Birmingham's much anticipated Rotary Trail opened April 2016. At its entrance, the trail features a 46-foot-tall sign which reads: "Rotary Trail in the Magic City." It is modeled after the historical...

Accordion

Railroad Park Rail Trail

AL - 0.4 miles

Railroad Park is an 8-block recreational public space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the city's railroad culture both past and present. It borders active railroad lines that transverse the...

Hillsboro Trail

AL - 2 miles

The Hillsboro Trail was built on a former railroad bed and features four tunnels and bridges along its route. The trail connects residential areas in Helena, Alabama, to each other and to schools, as...

Ensley-Pratt Greenway

AL - 1.2 miles

The Ensley-Pratt Greenway can be found in west Birmingham, traveling through two neighborhoods referenced in its name. Both communities were once standalone industrial towns but were incorporated into...

Homewood Shades Creek Greenway

AL - 2.6 miles

Homewood Shades Creek Greenway, also known as the Lakeshore Trail, will one day stretch 6 miles through Homewood, a southern suburb of Birmingham. Currently, 2.6 miles are complete paralleling...

High Ore Line Trail

AL - 3.1 miles

The High Ore Line Trail, which opened in 2016, is located in the southwestern outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama. The pathway offers a convenient and pleasant transportation option as it passes over...

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...

Jones Valley Trail

AL - 0.6 miles

The Jones Valley Trail near downtown Birmingham stretches a half mile along 1st Avenue South from 25th Street to 32nd Street. Following a former railroad corridor, the paved, tree-lined rail-trail is...

BMRR South Trail

AL - 2.1 miles

The BMRR South Trail is part of a network of 14 miles of hiking and biking pathways throughout Birmingham’s 1,500-acre Red Mountain Park, which opened in 2012. The park’s namesake mountain was the...

Enon Ridge Trail

AL - 1.1 miles

The Enon Ridge Trail is part of a trail network called Red Rock Trails, a proposed collection of 750 miles of trails, sidewalks, and bike lanes across Jefferson County. This shaded trail sits close to...

Montevallo Greenway

AL - 2 miles

A charming, natural surface trail that runs from Orr Park to Stephens Park in Montevallo, the Montevallo Greenway provides trail users with a great means of accessing the wooded creeks on the...

Bessemer Rail Trail

AL - 0.43 miles

Bessemer’s first rail-trail was opened in the spring of 2018. At just under half a mile, the first phase of the trail sits in the shaded former corridor of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad paralleling...

Recent Trail Reviews

Chief Ladiga Trail

Bumps everywhere

October, 2019 by bwoods0

Beautiful trail, just not maintained from Piedmont's area of responsibility and Cleburne county's area of responsibility. Safe to use at lower speeds on road bikes, or best if mountain bikes. Sever bumps from roots, will toss you from the cycle. Large cracks in Cleburne county that tires on road bikes can get caught in. Be safe, ride slow, be observant. Still a great ride.

Chief Ladiga Trail

Great Trail

October, 2019 by goosegear

Rode 40 miles from Piedmont back toward Jacksonville , then from the state line to Cedartown, GA. Love this trail had lunch in Piedmont at Shells downtown, wow!!!! Highly recommend. Only open Wednesday thru Saturday

BMRR South Trail

Red Mt

October, 2019 by fuller.inc1

Great walk and ride. Great for bham as it reflects part of the early history of the city. Blast on the mountain bike.

Accordion

BMRR South Trail

Easy bike trail. Red MT. Park is full of history & the ruins of mining operations.

September, 2019 by jim320

Easy bike trail. Red MT. Park is full of history & the ruins of mining operations.

Five Mile Creek Greenway

Two Mile Extension

June, 2019 by jenniferbjensen0324

I live this trail. Recently, a two mile extension opened. I haven't been able to rid it yet but thought everyone would appreciate an update. Here is a link to the news article about the opening and plans for future extensions and connections with other trails in Jefferson County: https://bhamnow.com/2019/06/13/get-your-walking-shoes-ready-five-mile-creek-adds-two-miles-of-trail-in-gardendale-with-plans-to-become-the-longest-trail-in-central-al

Chief Ladiga Trail

chuck & karen

May, 2019 by chaspenny

On our 50th wedding anniversary trip from Michigan to Gulf Shores we stopped at Piedmont and rode the Chief Ladiga trail to the start of the Silver Comet. Beautiful sunny day and quite warm. The trail is definitely a slight easy uphill grade going east. The lack of any restroom facilities at the junction of Chief Ladiga and the Silver Comet trails was very disappointing as was the lack of places to stop and see the beauty that surrounds. There’s some rough spots caused by roots but not so bad as to cause a problem.

Chief Ladiga Trail

1st Bike Trail

March, 2019 by mcmillan7

We biked the Chief Ladiga trail from the Anniston Trailhead to Jacksonville State University baseball facility to watch a baseball game (approx. 8 miles total). The trail was well maintained. Passed a few people at the beginning in Anniston with the middle of the trail pretty much to ourselves. Once we got close to the University, biking and foot traffic picked up but was very manageable. We had an excellent adventure on our first Trail biking trip and plan on riding more of this trail in the future.

Chief Ladiga Trail

Art Sullivan

February, 2019 by gasul42

A great bike trail. The scenery is unbelievable.Lots of wildlife. Alabama should be very proud of this bike trail.

Chief Ladiga Trail

Chief Ladiga Trail, Nov 2018, *Excellent*

November, 2018 by srmatt

Chief Ladiga Trail, Nov 2018, *Excellent*

I recently bicycled from Dallas, Ga, to Anniston, Ala. An excellent ride which I highly recommend, that could easily be broken into sections for a family outing or weekend 'de-stressor'. Thank you to those responsible for the development and maintenance of this path. Great job!

Comments;
Trail surface conditions; excellent. The path is cement in Georgia and asphalt in Alabama for the entire length. It is well drained, smooth, wide, and in generally excellent repair. A few areas tree roots have encroached and damaged the asphalt path, but this is not currently an issue.

Signage & markers; very good over all. Markers are located every mile, however a recommended improvement would be to add distance values to cities, towns, trailheads, etc. As for signage there is very little. Interpretive plaques, historical markers, place names, availability and direction of restroom\food\lodging\police\medical signs, etc. could be added at appropriate sites.

Trail maintenance; very good to excellent. The trail right of way is clear and wide, free of encroaching brush and bordered by well kept grass. Some vistas could be improved by clearing underbrush which would allow viewing of surrounding area. Especially when approaching some road crossings is this true. I noticed virtually no litter. Trestles and bridges, while currently usable and safe, are showing typical wear and age. Hopefully a schedule of maintenance exists for these.

Amenities; average. While benches and rest stops are conveniently located and not too far apart, I think toilets or port-a-potties are needed trailside at appropriate locations.

Great job to those who created this trail!

Chief Ladiga Trail

A Walk to Remember

November, 2018 by dgcourte

A friend and I began our walk/hike at sunrise at the AL/GA state line. With 33 miles ahead of us an early start was necessary to allow enough time (10-11 hrs) to finish the trail before sunset that evening. The first several hours of the walk gave way to a landscape of beautiful autumn colors, bridges, and streams. Duggar Mtn also provided a beautiful backdrop for surrounding pastures, forests, and farmlands. As we continued on the path through the countryside the scenery began to change as the trail lead us through the small town of Piedmont where we were able to rest for a short while at the Eubanks Welcome Center. For the next several miles we continued to enjoy the beauty of the trail. Entering Jacksonville the trail lead us through the campus of Jacksonville State University and near a old train depot. With the sun beginning to set we finally made our way to the trail end in Weaver where friends and family greeted us with a celebratory bottle of champagne to commemorate a successful adventure.

Chief Ladiga Trail

Beautiful round trip - great trail

August, 2018 by modiorne

Started at the Chief Ladiga trailhead at Michael Tucker Park in Weaver / Anniston. As someone else mentioned, plenty of parking and clean, open bathroom facilities. Every bit of this trail is well marked and very well maintained. The buckles or bumps in the trail were marked with white paint.
Took the recumbent trike since this was a paved trail. And, while I wasn't planning to ride all the way to the AL/GA border and the link with the Silver Comet, the trail, weather conditions, mix of shade and sun, I found myself just going... and going... One of the other bikers at the start told me it was a flat ride (relatively), he wasn't kidding. All the elevation changes are gradual, long sight lines, no blind curves, so made for as easy or fast as you like.
Trail was never crowded, bikes, a few hikers/walkers and a single skateboarder (near the college in Jacksonville). Saw flock of wild turkeys, some squirrels and one rabbit. Plenty of birds, dragonflies and butterflies
I hadn't planned on the full out and back, but with Piedmont right in the middle of the out and the back, was able to restock water as needed. Lunch along the trail was as peaceful as could be.
Anyone of any ability could ride as much or as little of this trail as they like. Multiple places along the trail to park, all the road crossings are clearly marked and only one listed as "caution". Plenty of shade, especially in morning or late afternoon. All the bridges are in excellent shape.
Quite a gem.

Chief Ladiga Trail

A Perfect Day in Eastern Alabama

June, 2018 by hickok23

I started my ride at the trailhead in Anniston, a really good spot to begin the ride: a large parking-area directly on the trail, a lovely and well-kept park, and, what was a total surprise to my wife and me, it not only has public restrooms, but also showers, not locked but open for everyone, and with HOT water at that, and everything perfectly clean! We were enthusiastic! Considering the hot showers there, it might also be a very good end of a ride, of course.
In Jacksonville the former railway depot now is a well-maintained rest stop, with absolutely clean facilities. Water is also available there. And don’t forget to sign the guestbook for the trail.
The end, the spot where it connects with the Silver Comet Trail that is, has a nice rest area with benches and a Porta Potty which, after a 33-mile ride, might come in handy.
When I rode the Chief Ladiga Trail on May 19 this year, it was an absolutely fantastic day. It was quite warm, and the humidity wasn't half bad, but as the trail quite often lead under the thick leafy canopy of the trees and as I had the airflow around me, it certainly was bearable. The air was gorgeously fresh, and smelled of every possible tree, shrub, and herb, and I kept thinking that here even the air one breathes was green. I didn't see any larger wildlife, but an abundance of squirrels and chipmunks. The small towns I passed through were some nice distraction – not that I had needed one as the trail showed enough variety: sometimes leading through open meadow, sometimes through green tunnels in a manner of speaking, and later with the wooded hills of Alabama in the background, with a blue sky and fluffy white clouds above. And in between again and again the green wetlands of a slowly meandering gurgling creek.
Finally, a remark about the state of the trail: absolutely fantastic – smooth asphalt from beginning to end [I could easily have ridden my road bike instead of the more cross-country-suitable Salsa Fargo], and if there was a slight dent in it, from a root that was pushing the asphalt up, that was marked with white paint, even if it was just half an inch up. The people who first created that path and now maintain it in such a perfect condition deserve a lot of praise and a heartfelt "thank you".

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