Alabama Running Trails and Maps

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Length
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Aldridge Creek Greenway

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

Big Cove Creek Greenway

2.8 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Bradford Creek Greenway

2.3 mi
State: AL
Asphalt
Accordion

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

Decatur Trail

5 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Eastern Shore Trail

23.4 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Flint River Greenway (AL)

1.8 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Fort Morgan Road Trail

5.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Fultondale Rails to Trails

3.4 mi
State: AL
Crushed Stone

Gateway Greenway

0.7 mi
State: AL
Concrete

Gulf Oak Ridge Trail

3.19 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Homewood Shades Creek Greenway

2.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Horse Creek Trail

3.2 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Indian Creek Greenway (AL)

3.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Jones Valley Trail

0.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Little Cove Road Greenway

5 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Mobile Airport Perimeter Trail

1.7 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Old Railroad Bed Trail

2 mi
State: AL
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Railroad Park Rail Trail

0.4 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Rattlesnake Ridge Trail

1.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Redstone Arsenal Fitness Trail

8.8 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

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

Twin Bridges Trail

0.9 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Vulcan Trail

1 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. There are proposals to extend the greenway...
AL 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
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 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
Accordion
In northeast Alabama, the nearly 33-mile Chief Ladiga Trail is a regional playground that passes through welcoming towns and pastoral landscapes. Following a former CSX railroad corridor, the...
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
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. Currently,...
AL 5 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 23.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
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
Fultondale Rails to Trails is part of the Five Mile Creek Greenway which will eventually extend over 27 miles. This segment of the Five Mile Creek project is over three miles and is ideal for walking...
AL 3.4 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
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 3.19 mi Asphalt
Homewood Shades Creek Greenway will one day stretch 6 miles through Homewood, a southern suburb of Birmingham. Currently, 2.6 miles are complete paralleling Lakeshore Drive and the wooded banks of...
AL 2.6 mi Asphalt
The Horse Creek Trail spans just over 3 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, easy walk or...
AL 3.2 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
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
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
Boasting an intriguing history, the Old Railroad Bed Trail (a.k.a., Monte Sano Railroad Trail) follows one of the country's oldest, and shortest-lived, rail corridors. In the late 1800s, as yellow...
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 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
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
The Swan Creek Greenway Trail offers natural beauty as winds its way through the forest along Swan Creek. Trail-goers will enjoy views of a covered bridge, gentle rapids and glimpses of wildlife. The...
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
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
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
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

Richard Martin Trail

Tree Tunnel Paradise

June, 2017 by willmarth2

We started in Elkmont at the caboose and traveled south. Beautiful tree tunnel almost all the way to Athens. There are gently sloping hills. We went early in the morning in June and there is a swamp area to the East with green algae that reflects beautifully. Beware of mosquitoes.

Chief Ladiga Trail

Ride in the Woods - Cedartown to Borden Springs

June, 2017 by ajw

We parked at Esom Hill, close to the GA/AL border. We rode the Comet east to Cedartown mi53 (see my reviews of other sections of Comet), then turned around and rode west to Borden Springs. 27mi roundtrip. Trail is concrete in GA, then turns to asphalt in AL, but both well maintained. It runs through the woods almost the whole way. Shaded, but no scenery but trees. No facilities either. It is a rail-trail, and you think its flat, but its not. Esom Hill is the crest, and its down hill both ways from there - about 100ft elevation change on both sides. But its gradual, so its very doable. But you will notice the difference one direction over the other. Will return to do final west section.

Indian Creek Greenway (AL)

Worth the exercise

May, 2017 by lordrindal

Awesome trail to run, walk, or bike. Runs along the creek, has multiple bridges, mostly flat surface, grass is cut on both sides to open up road. Saw rabbits, squirrels, cows, and horses along the trail.

Accordion

Homewood Shades Creek Greenway

Easy, Friendly trail

May, 2017 by registerkl

Shared asphalt greenway for bikers, walkers, runners. Follows a beautiful creek. Screened from road traffic but not remote. Used by All ages. Popular morning, day & early evening. Although shared, most bikers know to shout "on your right!" as they overtake walkers. Plenty of parking at east end of trail. Pro: Wide, Shaded, Mowed & caretaken, Easy. : No potties unless Homewood field potties are open, a few car breakins recently so stash your goodies well, dog walkers sometimes don't clean up w/doggie bags.

Richard Martin Trail

Good walk, but not the dogs!!!

May, 2017 by aebetter

Loved my hike including lunch in Elkmont. The dogs in Veto made me most uncomfortable. Won't be back.

Fultondale Rails to Trails

A nice trail to walk, jog or ride

May, 2017 by disneylego

There are benches and trash cans spread along the path. A nice Creek Trail breaks off the path giving you a chance to walk down to the creek and explore a couple of minor waterfalls (less than a foot high). There is one building that you can rest in from the shade or the rain

Chief Ladiga Trail

Best Trail Yet

May, 2017 by gahanosh

I've ridden a number of rail trails and the Chief Ladiga is the best yet. Started in Piedmont AL and the parking was the best; clearly marked lot right behind the police station! Couldn't ask for a better start. Well marked and groomed trail throughout our ride to the Georgia State line. Several stops along the way allow you to rest and even have a picnic lunch. Only needs one or two more bathroom facilities. Worth the drive to cycle this great trail. Will do so again soon.

Eastern Shore Trail

Eastern shore trail

May, 2017 by munsung1075

I bike from weeks Bay on 98 to about 15 miles heading from there along route 1 into the city and I always enjoy it. There are some rough patches and one place where you have to cross the street to get to the other side to continue on the trail but overall it's worth it. The roads around the neighborhood are usually not that bad and you can easily switch to randomly using the roads to go through neighborhoods. There are a few nice slopes and I really enjoy the landscaping and scenery there. Yes sometimes a vehicle is half parked on it but it's easy to go around. I drive from Foley , about 10 miles away, a few times a week to bike it. It's a community pedestrian path and of course kids are out on it so it's not for racing on. But you can definitely go fast enough to get in a great workout if you want.

Richard Martin Trail

Great trail

April, 2017 by landondykes

This trail was nice… Mostly flat… Clear… And wide. We did the full 10.2 miles each way… Very scenic… This is a very well-kept trail… With very nice bathrooms at the start and at the end.

We started from the Piney Chapel Rd parking lot in Athens, Alabama.

Loved the town of Elkton...there is a really quaint Creamery right next to the trail that has a nice, covered picnic area and they sell amazing goat cheese!!!

We will definitely do this trail again!!!

Eastern Shore Trail

Riders from Michigan

March, 2017 by cherylb@firelit.com

Sorry it was poorly maintained, and the cement was cracked and upheaved or sunk in several areas, not like Michigan! We also had to dodge constructions trucks etc.. parked on the trail! The was garbage strewn in and near the trail.. ? Spring pick up never picked up. But we did make it all the way from the weeks bay Nature center, and the town of Fairhope is beautiful!

Decatur Trail

Review Update

March, 2017 by rmheeth

I rode this trail recently for the first time in a few years and some problems still exist while some have improved. The Point Mallard end of the trail is still very nice and easy to follow. They have made improvements to most of the sections of the trail that previously had been very close to the water's edge, moving them several feet back.

The city of Decatur has a master plan to extend this trail throughout the city but work has been done in fits and starts. If you decide to take the northern end of the trail or the new part downtown by the railroad tracks, be sure to bring a map because markings for the trail are scarce.

TVA Nature Loop

Beautiful day!

February, 2017 by ajvharper

We had a great time! It is a good trail for people of all ages and abilities. There were also some beautiful views!

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