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.