Indian Creek Greenway (AL)

Alabama

Indian Creek Greenway (AL) Facts

States: Alabama
Counties: Madison
Length: 3.6 miles
Trail end points: Old Madison Pike NW. and North of University Dr. NW
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6617844
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Walking

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Indian Creek Greenway (AL) Description

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 to Old Monrovia Road for a total of 6 miles.

The trail's northern segment begins at Providence Elementary and Middle School (10 Chalkstone Street) and travels south nearly a mile to US Highway 72. The pathway runs through a heavily wooded area with spurs that lead out to residential areas, restaurants and shops in the Providence community.

The longer segment meanders along the creek for just shy of 3 miles through woods and farmland. It begins in Creekwood Park and travels south to Old Madison Pike. The park offers a large playground, an 18-hole disc golf course, covered picnic tables and a fenced-in dog park.

Parking and Trail Access

For the northern segment, parking can be found within the Providence community.

For the southern segment, a paved lot is available at the trailhead in Creekwood Park (360 Harvestwood Court) and an unpaved parking area can be found at the trailhead on Old Madison Pike (a quarter mile east of Slaughter Road).

Indian Creek Greenway (AL) Reviews

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.

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.

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.

Accordion

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!!

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

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.

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. =)

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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