Alabama Hiking Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
Type

Aldridge Creek Greenway

5.5 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Atwood Linear Park

0.8 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

BMRR South Trail

2.1 mi
State: AL
Dirt, Gravel

Bessemer Rail Trail

0.43 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Big Cove Creek Greenway

2.8 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Bradford Creek Greenway

2.3 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Buck Creek Greenway

1.1 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Catman Road Trail

1.9 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Chief Ladiga Trail

33 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Citronelle Walking Trail

2 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Cotton Bayou Trail

1.1 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Dauphin Island Bike Trail

3.5 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Decatur Trail

14 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Eastern Shore Trail

24.7 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Elgie's Walk Greenway

2 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

Flint River Greenway (AL)

1.8 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion

Fort Morgan Road Trail

5.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Gateway Greenway

0.7 mi
State: AL
Concrete

Gulf Oak Ridge Trail

3.2 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

High Ore Line Trail

3.1 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Hillsboro Trail

2 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Historic Bridgeport Walking Trail

2 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete

Homewood Shades Creek Greenway

2.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Horse Creek Trail

2.5 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Indian Creek Greenway (AL)

3.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Jones Valley Trail

0.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Kiwanis Vulcan Trail

2.2 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Gravel

Little Cove Road Greenway

5 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Mill Creek Greenway (AL)

0.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Mobile Airport Perimeter Trail

1.7 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Montevallo Greenway

2 mi
State: AL
Concrete, Dirt, Grass

Old Railroad Bed Trail

2 mi
State: AL
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Railroad Park Rail Trail

0.4 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Randall Parkway Trail

1.4 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Rattlesnake Ridge Trail

1.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Redstone Arsenal Fitness Trail

8.8 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Redstone Gateway Greenway

0.5 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Reservation Road Trail

2.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Richard Martin Trail

10.2 mi
State: AL
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Robertsdale Trail

2 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Rosemary Dunes Trail

1.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Rotary Trail

0.4 mi
State: AL
Concrete

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

TVA Nature Loop

1.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Tennessee River Greenway

1.4 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Trojan Trail

3 mi
State: AL
Crushed Stone

Tunnel Springs Rail Trail

1.75 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Tuscaloosa Riverwalk

2.4 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Twin Bridges Trail

0.9 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
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 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 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
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
The Catman Road Trail is one of several in the Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trails network in Alabama's Gulf State Park. It directly connects to several others: Twin Bridges, Rattlesnake Ridge, Cotton...
AL 1.9 mi Asphalt
On Alabama's eastern border, nestled amid gentle hills that overlook the mighty Chattahoochee River, is a cluster of four small textile mill towns—Shawmut, Langdale, Fairfax, and Riverview—all on the...
AL 7 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 Citronelle Walking Trail is a paved rail-trail through the Citronelle Railroad Historic District to points south in the small city in southwestern Alabama. The community is named for the...
AL 2 mi Asphalt
As its name implies, the Cotton Bayou Trail begins near the tip of the Cotton Bayou and a small beach area in southern Alabama's Orange Beach. From there, the trail heads northwest for a mile through...
AL 1.1 mi Asphalt
Dauphin Island is a quaint, beach town located on a narrow barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. The island is known as a resort town, with tourist attractions including its white sandy beaches and...
AL 3.5 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
The Eastern Shore Trail runs along the east side of Mobile Bay from Spanish Fort to Weeks Bay, passing through the communities of Daphne, Montrose, Fairhope, Battles Wharf and Point Clear along the...
AL 24.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 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 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
Accordion
Fort Morgan Road Trail begins just outside the western border of Gulf State Park and travels more than 5 miles west through the coastal community of Gulf Shores in southwestern Alabama. The paved...
AL 5.6 mi Asphalt
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
The Georgia Walker Memorial Walking Trail offers a short, paved pathway paralleling Washington Street on the southern end of the charming community of Marion. Most of the way is under a pleasant tree...
AL 1 mi Asphalt
The Gulf Oak Ridge Trail is part of a network called the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trails, located off the Gulf of Mexico coastline near the Alabama/Florida border. The trail starts at a paved...
AL 3.2 mi Asphalt
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
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 2 mi Asphalt, Cinder, 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 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
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
Birmingham's Kiwanis Vulcan Trail scales the ridge of the 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 2.2 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The L&N Railroad Deport Walking Trail in Geneva, Alabama, is a 0.5-mile trail that follows a short segment of the abandoned right-of-way of the L&N Railroad (Louisville & Nashville). This flat,...
AL 0.6 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
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
On the southern end of Mobile, a short paved trail runs from Doyle Park, along the edge of the city's airport, to the waterfront. The park makes a nice place to begin with parking, restrooms, and...
AL 1.7 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
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
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
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
The Randall Parkway Trail is a walking and biking path in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The trail stretches from the entrance of the Ol' Colony Golf Complex on Old Colony Road to Northridge Road. A monument...
AL 1.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Rattlesnake Ridge Trail is one of six in the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trails network that run through one of Alabama's most popular parks, Gulf State Park on the Gulf of Mexico. At its western...
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
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
The Richard L. Platt Levee Trail is located on the north bank of the Black Warrior River, in Northport. The paved multipurpose path stretches 2.5 miles from point-to-point. The first mile or so of the...
AL 2.5 mi Asphalt
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 Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Robertsdale Trail (a.k.a. Central Baldwin Rail-Trail) is a short linear route through the heart of Robertsdale that follows the former Louisville & Nashville Railroad line. While you won't find a...
AL 2 mi Asphalt
The Rosemary Dunes Trail is one of six pathways in a network called Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trails running through Gulf State Park in southern Alabama. The trail begins on Beach Road, just off a...
AL 1.6 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
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
TVA Nature Loop 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 travels through a...
AL 1.6 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
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
Tunnel Springs is a small unincorporated community about 13 miles north of Monroeville, Alabama. It's also home to a paved rail trail that displays the beauty of rural southwest Alabama. The Tunnel...
AL 1.75 mi Asphalt
A visit to Tuscaloosa would not be complete without experiencing its Riverwalk. Only a couple of miles from downtown, the riverwalk consists of a wide, two-lane paved pathway along the south bank of...
AL 2.4 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
The Twin Bridges Trail is only a mile long, but offers a tranquil journey through part of Gulf State Park in southern Alabama. At its northern end, it connects to the 3-mile Gulf Oak Ridge Trail and,...
AL 0.9 mi Asphalt
Nature-lovers, birdwatchers and history buffs will enjoy the many hidden gems this trail has to offer, including a waterfall (hidden off of side trail), nesting bald eagles, an old cemetery (another...
AL 2.5 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Gateway Greenway

I found this to be an easy quick 2 mile walk. If you are just starting like me to work on getting healthy this is perfect. The history that you are walking around makes it interesting too.

October, 2021 by tamisoloman

I found this to be an easy quick 2 mile walk. If you are just starting like me to work on getting healthy this is perfect. The history that you are walking around makes it interesting too.

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.

High Ore Line Trail

Great Trail!!

September, 2021 by a.rae1980

My son and I did this trail recently on a beautiful Saturday, plus the extension of Red Mountain Park, a workout. Round trip a little over 6+ miles and not being an experienced biker, just a rider from time to time, this really pushed me. I did walk some but mostly rode.
The extension of Red Mountain Park side is tougher than just the High Ore Trail alone, but well worth the ride.
There is not parking for the High Ore Trail that we could find except for at the Red Mountain Park Side and ride it down and through the Trail.
We'll be back and hopefully I can ride the whole trail this time without walking any. :-)

Accordion

Aldridge Creek Greenway

Comute route

September, 2021 by knvtz9qdp9

Nice and clean Well kept.Beware was designed to flood you may have to turnaround don’t drown.

Elgie's Walk Greenway

Elgie’s Greenway

September, 2021 by knvtz9qdp9

Nice flat 2 mile trail connecting to short bike path to South parkway.

Elgie's Walk Greenway

gator trail

September, 2021 by v8ihaynh23

About half this pleasant short trail is in shade and half in sun. Watch for interesting wildlife, including herons, owls, turtles, snakes, beavers (if they haven’t been killed off ¿), and even alligators. Watched a large (5-6ft) one sunbathing back in May and a small (12-18in) one this week (Sept4). Nice trail. Stay out of the ponds. Looking forward to linking this trail to new ones in near future.

Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Trail

Confusion

September, 2021 by vpdn5yq96s

This was hard to find and harder to find the start. No maps of the trail were posted where I parked (somewhere near 22nd). I was a bit sketched on leaving my car unattended as some rando in a pedo van was sitting there (left when I got out). Anyways, I made it 1.3 and had no clue where to go but back. Judging by the money spent on the city hall, I’m sure they could use some to pick the trash up along the trail. I wouldn’t recommend this trail without figuring the whole trail out.

Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Trail

A series of trails¿

September, 2021 by vpdn5yq96s

Took a while to figure this trail(s?). It seems that it’s broken in sections with no parking area really identified. The one I did find was a bit shifty (off 22nd st). Some rando in a pedo can was just sitting there. I couldn’t figure out why there’s trash all along the trail. Judging by the amount of money put into the trail and the city hall, you’d think it’d be clean. The section I did run was 1.3. Also, no trail map at the beginning or my end (it was an end point).

Historic Bridgeport Walking Trail

Bridgeport Walking Trail

August, 2021 by brucebeach

Trail is one mile out, and one mile back(you have to make the roundtrip). You walk up an incline from the railway station parking lot, about 75 yards or less, and the rest of the walk is flat. The first half thru the park is almost all in the shade and then the walk across the bridge/river is all in the sun. Very beautiful, peaceful, an easy stroll for older people, like my wife and I. If you find yourself in the Bridgeport, Alabama area, I would highly reccomend.

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

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.

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.

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