Aldridge Creek Greenway


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Aldridge Creek Greenway Facts

States: Alabama
Counties: Madison
Length: 5.5 miles
Trail end points: Ditto Landing Rd. SE & Younger Rd. to Bailey Cover Rd. SE and Weatherly Rd. SE to Esslinger Rd. SE
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6499251

Aldridge Creek Greenway Description

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 can be seen on the trail, and it is popular with local birdwatchers. The trail passes under all main roads, making it safe at crossings.

A disconnected half-mile extension was added on to the trail in 2018, created a paved pathway along the creek from Weatherly Road to Esslinger Road.

Parking and Trail Access

From Huntsville, turn onto Hobbs Island Road off Hwy 231(Memorial Parkway, South Huntsville); it's the last road before the Tennessee River Bridge. Take the first right onto Ditto Landing Road SE. You can park at any of the public parking in Ditto Landing, but be aware that it closes at sundown. Parking is also available at Ken Johnston Park in Huntsville

Aldridge Creek Greenway Reviews

Excellent Place to Ride

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.

Nice Sunny Ride

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.

Best Greenway in Huntsville

Aldridge creek greenway is one of the most popular in town and for good reason. It is the longest continuous path without having to ride on public roads - stretching about 7 miles from Ken Johnson Park on Mt Gap Road to the TN River at Ditto Landing. If you take the TN River Greenway to the marina at the east end, you get 7+ miles one way. Recent tree planting are starting to provide shade on those long stretches without shade. A great place for a walk, ride or run!


Enjoyed nice ride for a first time visit from Florida.


Comute route

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


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.

Thoroughly Enjoyed

Clean and easy. Beautiful scenery. We will do this one again!

Great trail

Went out roller skating on this trail starting at ditto landing and it was lots of fun. Great scenery by the river and then the trail all along the creek is full of other beautiful scenery’s. With the railroad passing up top, to the reasonably long straight aways where you can see the hills from a far beautiful flowers, and even the new homes make for a beautiful scene. It’s relatively flat and mostly concrete certain areas are asphalt and you might want bigger wheels for a smoother ride if on inline skates but other than that it’s smooth ride. Highly recommended and will definitely go again and explore even further north along the creek.

Easy, Scenic Trail...

....start at Ditto Landing early Saturday morning and ride to St. Thomas Episcopal Church for their Saturday morning Farmer’s Market. Great scenery along the way. Wildflowers and small wildlife - honeysuckle along the creek banks and turtles sunning on the rocks.

Nice scenery

Not as much shade as other Greenways , still a great experience! Best in Early spring and Fall. I don't mind hot weather, but some don't. Enjoy!

Aldridge Rocks

A jewel among Huntsville greenways, Aldridge is level, clean, safe, and relatively entertaining. You’ll want selfies at the bridges and train trestle. In all a good 10 mile round trip along the Creek.

Very relaxing and beautiful trail

Just rode this up and down the other day. Very clean and scenic. Got to see a prairie dog and almost ran over a black snake that was coming from the creek, this was due to me not watching the trail while wiping my eye. close call either way. Looking forward to hitting this trail again someday


I'm not an experienced biker by any means, but this was nice! well kept. I also checked out Ditto Landing. You can get a beautiful view of the river there

Very Nice Trail for Handcycling

My wife and I had a chance to go and ride this greenway. I use a handcycle and this geenway has no steep hills to climb, or busy roads to have to cross. We parked at Ditto Landing's Winstead Pavilion. We rode north to the end at Bailey Cove Rd, turned around and rode back. We wanted to ride the Tennessee River Greenway but we were running short on time. We will defiantly be back. A big "THANK YOU" to the City of Huntsville, and Madison County for making these Greenways possible.

Update on length

The trail has been extended. The northern end is Bailey Cove Road and the southern end is Ditto Landing. The total length is about 5.5 miles.

trying to stay upright

This was a nice trail. I just bought a new pair of skates, and have been looking for somewhere close to home to use them. The path was scattered with people walking, running or biking, but not to the point where it was even slightly crowded.
The only con I found, was that it was definitely bumpy, and I don't know if you have ever skated on a bumpy road, but it isn't fun. Bumpy roads can definitelly make for some tender tootsies.

Well Used Trail

Aldridge Creek is a small creek running south from the Jones Valley area of Huntsville to the Tennessee River. The Aldridge Creek Greenway is a walking/biking path that follows this stream from Mountain Gap Road to the Ditto Landing Marina. It is an asphalt/concrete path that is very flat throughout.

On Mountain Gap Road is Ken Johnston Park (right by Publix) which has parking, restrooms and a small playground. Currently, the north end of the trail is just across the creek from the park. About a mile south the greenway passes under Hobbs Road. A mile further south, it passes under Green Cove Road, loops back around, goes over the bridge and resumes its southward path down the east bank of the creek. After another mile, the greenway narrows as it rounds a curve and goes under the railroad bridge and Hobbs Island Road. Slow down and be careful as this is a somewhat blind curve. From here the greenway turns east, ending at the entrance to Huntsville's Ditto Landing Marina. NOTE: This last segment is somewhat suseptible to flooding after heavy rains. Although Aldridge Creek has a long history of flooding, the City of Huntsville has done a lot of work to alleviate that problem (part of that solution created this greenway). This southernmost section is the only part that I have seen flooding.

Although the Ditto Landing entrance (on Hobbs Island Rd.) is officially the end of the Aldridge Creek Greenway, if you turn south and go into the marina and go through the short loop road in the campground, you will find the western end of another trail, the Tennessee River Greenway which goes east along the river for almost another mile to the Madison County Marina. Adding this path to the Aldridge Creek greenway makes for a ride/walk of about 5 miles.

The Aldridge Creek Greenway is a well used path through the suburbs of south Huntsville. On a nice day, you will find walkers, bikers, skaters and all sorts of non-motorized transportation. It is partially shaded. The creek is beautiful as is Green Mountain off in the distance to the east. I have enjoyed biking this path many times and hope to continue to do so in the future.

Great trail

I have got to say this is the very best trail i have road to date it is great.... trail taken very good care of you will see wildlife,fish if you stop to look in the creek its like steping back to the old days where you just feel safe it took me back as i was a child again... seen children fishing people walking their dogs and just over all a great ride will be doing it again very soon... thanks huntsville for such a great trail....

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