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A very nice, shaded trail

I really enjoyed walking on this trail recently. There is a lot of history associated with this... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2017
Madison, Alabama
Soul Food

This rail to trail is a beautiful place any time of year. It is wonderfully shaded, level and... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Athens, Alabama
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Sep 6, 2017
“Soul Food”
May 8, 2017
“A very nice, shaded trail”
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Piney Chapel Road, Athens, AL 35614
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

This rail to trail is a beautiful place any time of year. It is wonderfully shaded, level and beside a creek much of the distance. It's a great place to walk, run or bike in order to exercise or just breathe in the goodness of...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2017

I really enjoyed walking on this trail recently. There is a lot of history associated with this trail as the most significant battle in Alabama during the Civil War happened on this trail as one crosses the Sulphur Creek Railroad Bridge over the creek. The...More

Thank akt85
Reviewed August 4, 2016

This 10-mile trail is mostly covered in a tree canopy, which was nice on a hot, sunny day in AL. The trail is crushed gravel/dirt and was in good shape. You'll find a covered bridge and beautiful views of the TN hills at the end....More

2  Thank C A
Reviewed June 6, 2015

Easy terrain with only gradual inclines. Long enough to get a good workout, but flat enough anyone can ride it. You may encounter horses. The trail goes through a beautiful little town called Elkmont where the famous Belle Chevre Goat Cheese factory is located. They...More

Thank George C
Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had previously ridden the southern half of this trail which is about 5.5 mile s long. We parked at the Elkmont trailhead which is approximately the hallway mark of the trail. This time we headed north from Elkmont and first thing I noticed was...More

2  Thank clemson_grad79
Reviewed December 5, 2013

This trail is part of the rails to trail program and extends from just north of Athen AL to almost the TN state line for a length of 10 miles. There are mile markers throughout the trail which seemed to match up very closely with...More

3  Thank clemson_grad79
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