Indian Creek Greenway (AL)


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Indian Creek Greenway (AL) Facts

States: Alabama
Counties: Madison
Length: 3.74 miles
Trail end points: Colorín-Landers Playground, 45 Meeting St. (Huntsville) and Old Madison Pike (Huntsville)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6617844

Indian Creek Greenway (AL) Description


The Indian Creek Greenway runs for 3.6 miles along the border of Madison and Huntsville, or Rocket City. The trail provides connections to residential developments, a high school, and Cummings Research Park, the second-largest research park in the United States, which is home to a massive rocket-building plant.

About the Route

The trail’s 0.8-mile northern segment leaves off in the north just south of Providence Elementary School and travels south to US 72/AL 2/University Drive Northwest/Lee Highway. The pathway runs through a heavily wooded area with spurs leading out to residential areas, restaurants, and shops in the Providence community. Note that there is no designated trail parking available for this segment.

The primary segment of the greenway meanders south along its namesake creek for a leisurely 3 miles, through farmland and woods and over several bridge crossings. This scenic segment runs through the popular 72-acre Creek­wood Park. Near the northern end of the park, a parking area at Harvestwood Court includes a large playground, an 18-hole disc golf course, covered picnic pavilions, restrooms, and a fenced-in dog park. Those interested in fishing may catch bass, catfish, and bluegill in the creek. Keep an eye out for turtles, great blue herons, and rabbits in the woods, as well as cows and horses grazing in the farmland portions.

From here, the trail heads another 1.4 miles to its southernmost endpoint at Old Madison Pike, where parking is available nearby.

Parking and Trail Access

The Indian Creek Greenway runs between Colorín-Landers Playground, 45 Meeting St. (Huntsville), and Old Madison Pike (Huntsville).

Parking is available at:

  • Creekwood Park, 360 Harvestwood Ct (Madison)
  • 7488 Old Madison Pike (Huntsville)

See TrailLink Map for all parking options and detailed directions.

Indian Creek Greenway (AL) Reviews

Nice scenic trail

Rode bikes on this trial on a great sunny spring day. Beautiful scenery most of the way. New business and home construction near the end, but over all a great trail. Glad we took time to stop and use this trail.

Beautiful ride

Took my kids (4 and 9) for a bike ride along the trail and it was a smooth and beautiful scenic ride. Very enjoyable and easy.

Indian Creek Won’t Disappoint

To say Huntsville Greenways are cookie cutter is not a diss. One can expect concrete and asphalt trails, wide grassy borders and usually a creek. Almost all are well maintained. The best are mowed all the way to the water, have interesting structure and avoid road crossings. Indian Creek is one of the better ones. Just wish it was longer.

Worth the exercise

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.


great bike trail

This is a great place to ride. Be careful of walkers and runners. They tend to be on the bike side of the path and cannot tell their left from their right. Otherwise a great place to ride.

Very Nice Running Trail

Fun running trail. I'm from out of town and was looking for an area to get some mileage in. It will be great when they join them. Nice park and Disc Golf Course at parking area. Creek had some great scenic views. Some construction on parts of trail. Just ruins the view and that's about it.

Beautiful trail!

This is a perfect trail for a family! We brought our children (ages 5, 9, and 10) to the south trail and they loved it! Trail is paved and easy for children to ride. There is access to a creek, a very large playground, dog park and beautiful scenery! Picnic area (with restrooms) was nice and clean! Can't wait to come back!!

Can't wait

I am looking forward to running this trail. Just moved to the area...

Just not enough

As previously described, this trail is very nice but there is just not enough of it (only about 3 miles for the south section). To be a meaningful bike trail it needs to connect to the northern section (currently the northern section is less than a mile). When north and south are connected the trail would likely become a destination trail for people other than crazies like me. I drove over 1400 miles from Iowa and back only because I am trying to cross America latitude by latitude on rail trails from the Canadian Border to the Mexican Border. Trails like this, with large gaps in their layout, make problems for me. At the end of the trail, work is being done to add about a half a football field length of trail. At that rate the Indian Creek trail will connect sometime in the third or forth decade of the 22nd century. It's too bad it costs so much and support is sporadic. Maybe my great grand kids will be able to ride a trail from
the bridge at Old Madison Pike (Currently closed to traffic, bicyclists and pedestrians---the whole bridge is being replaced) to Providence Middle School.

Great trail for the kiddos!

We (myself and three kids ages 7, 5, and 3 on 3 bikes and a bike trailer)started at the park and had a picnic lunch under the pavilions. Then we headed out. The park entrance to the trail seems to be at about the half way point. So we went left first until we could go no further. Turned around and came back. Went past the entrance to the park and kept going. We went as far as we could and turned around to head back to the park. Once back at the park the kids had a blast on the well maintained and large playground before heading home.

Here is why this trail rocks. 1) It is well maintained and well marked. 2) It is friendly to all who come: runners, walkers, and bikers. 3) It strolls along a great creek where you can stop and take a detour along unmarked trails by the water. BEAUTIFUL! 4) One part goes right past an equestrian facility where the kids were able to watch 4 horses as we rode! 5) It appears that the construction at the ends is in order to lengthen the trail and connect it to its northern section. 6) There are plenty of shady spots to take a breather. 7) The kids love it and that just settles it. =)

Great Place to Run

I use the Greenway as a place to run. I usually start at the parking lot at Creekway Park and run the trail to Old Madison Pike and back.

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