Trails & Greenways
Connecting the Community’s Cultural Heritage and Natural Beauty
The City of Huntsville’s Greenway Master Plan reflects the community’s vision for a connected system of trails and greenways for the benefit of the public. Informed by The BIG Picture comprehensive planning process, the Greenway Plan is designed to foster and promote tourism, economic development, health, recreation, diverse and safe transportation options, and to connect the community’s cultural heritage and natural beauty.
The City of Huntsville adopted its first Greenway Plan in 2006 to guide the development of greenways throughout the community. This Greenway Plan was updated in December 2017 through a partnership with The Land Trust of North Alabama and now includes a mix of trails, greenways, greenlinks and complete streets (see more information on the BIG Picture page).
The revised greenway system will include 312 miles of interconnected trails – from river trails, to pedestrian/bike complete streets, paved pathways and hiking trails. Currently, there are about 73 miles of existing greenways and trails located throughout the Huntsville area. The City has budgeted 44 new miles for construction by 2023.