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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

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

3.19 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

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

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

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

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
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 3.19 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 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
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 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
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
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
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

Elgie's Walk Greenway

This is a peaceful and pretty little trail which winds through woods and around ponds. Only 2.3 miles so far but it looks like it will be continued. Park at Bell Park which does have a bathroom.

April, 2021 by wirenut7171

This is a peaceful and pretty little trail which winds through woods and around ponds. Only 2.3 miles so far but it looks like it will be continued. Park at Bell Park which does have a bathroom.

Fort Morgan Road Trail

Nice trail

April, 2021 by mem9622

This trail which goes west from Route 59 in Gulf Shores Alabama is a nice approximately 5 mile long trail heading out towards Fort Morgan They have done some work to the trail and it’s a lot better than it was this past fall. We are here in March 2021 and enjoyed the ride immensely. The problem is it stops only about 25% of the way out to Fort Morgan and riding on the road the rest of the way to the tip of the peninsula would be difficult because of the traffic out there. I wish they would continue that trail further west.

Cotton Bayou Trail

Awesome trail

April, 2021 by mem9622

We did all 6 of the trails north of orange beach up along the hill side connecting to the state park. Absolutely amazing scenery, perfectly groomed wonderful asphalt trail very wide. Beautiful memorial benches We did all 6 of the trails north of orange beach up along the hill side connecting to the state park. Absolutely amazing scenery, perfectly groomed wonderful asphalt trail very wide. Beautiful memorial benches all along the way along with a We did all 6 of the trails north of orange beach up along the hill side connecting to the state park. Absolutely amazing scenery, perfectly groomed wonderful asphalt trail very wide. Beautiful memorial benches all along the way along with a bathroom. A nice look out area, a few little side trails which are not paved if you like. Just unbelievably perfect for biking or walking or jogging!

Accordion

Railroad Park Rail Trail

Needs better description

April, 2021 by cjwood

Railroad park is an absolute favorite of mine for ease of trails and seeing city around the oasis of park. It winds around in several ways so not sure who came up with .4 miles. It’s not accurate.

Rosemary Dunes Trail

Bald Eagles and Alligators

March, 2021 by andrea.sinn

Fantastic place to see some eagles and alligators! Clean smooth trail very nice patrons.

Decatur Trail

Very Nice

March, 2021 by bwrenfroe

This is a good trail. We especially liked the area around Point Mallard. The only negative is there are a couple times we had to cross four lanes of traffic. Otherwise, a very nice trail.

Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Trail

just okay

March, 2021 by megtramel

I guess I expected much more... The trail was a little confusing to follow and we wound up on a main road for half a mile. We found the correct place to cross on the way back and we’re able to avoid riding on the road other than crossing streets. There is one section going through a wooded area that was very nice.

Gulf Oak Ridge Trail

Plenty of trails

March, 2021 by megtramel

Lovely trails. This is just part of a series of biking/walking trails in Gulf State Park. Not all the trails are listed on this website yet (they all connect). We stayed at the Lodge at Gulf State Park, a Hilton Hotel, which was directly across the street from the trails so we started at the hotel. Trails were paved but also crossed several wooden bridges. There was also a motor home park within the complex which looked like a good option too. I liked the variety of the trails, some in woods, some in sun. I would definitely recommend these trails.

Catman Road Trail

We thoroughly enjoyed Catman Road trail. The the trail is very well maintained and is an easy ride

March, 2021 by mwil82

We thoroughly enjoyed Catman Road trail. The the trail is very well maintained and is an easy ride

Yoholo Micco, The Creek Indian Trail

good exercise!

March, 2021 by 3ff8cfytxu

The hubby and I went here last Saturday and it was so much fun! We didn’t have time to walk the side trails but, we enjoyed it! I’m not in the best shape in the world but, I easily did this. Well, I say easily but, the last hill on the way up was a doozy.

Dauphin Island Bike Trail

A nice ride

March, 2021 by lochs4

This is a very short trail, some of which is really a sidewalk and some is an unprotected bike lane. However, we took the Dauphin Island Ferry from Ft. Morgan to the island, parking at Ft. Morgan and walking on the Ferry with our bikes. It is $5 round trip to walk on and the ride on the Ferry was beautiful with bird watching (pelicans, herons, sea gulls). The island was not crowded (we went on a warm day in February). This is a fun way to spend a day and we ended up riding 14 miles.

Elgie's Walk Greenway

New Trail

January, 2021 by limeapples119

2 mile quiet ride on paved trail. Not much to look at but has ponds and woods. I imagine in the spring and summer this trail will be pretty over time. It sits right outside of RSA gate 3.

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