Trails & Greenways

Greenways are protected corridors of open space along natural features, such as streams or ridges, or along man-made features such as abandoned railroad corridors or scenic roadways. Greenways protect important community resources, such as historic sites and streams, and connect these resources to each other and to parks, schools, and neighborhoods. They also provide recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, canoeing, walking, jogging, and fishing, and provide a place for people to enjoy nature.

The City of Huntsville adopted a Greenway Plan in 2006 to guide the development of greenways throughout the community. When complete, the system will include over 180 miles of interconnected trails, including canoe trails, pedestrian/bike trails, and hiking trails. Currently, there are more than 27 miles of existing greenways and trails located throughout the Huntsville area.

Location

South Huntsville, near Bailey Cove Road, .5 mile south of Weatherly Road to Ditto Landing

Trail Map
Google Map

Length

5.49 miles

Greenway Connections

Mountain Gap Elementary and Middle School, Challenger Elementary and Middle School, and Ditto Landing

Parking

Parking Available at Ken Johnston Park and Ditto Landing

Location

South Huntsville, from Mira Vista Drive to Four Mile Post Road

Trail Map
Google Map

Length

0.9 Miles

Greenway Connections

Valley Bend at Jones Farm shopping complex, the Flemington Heights community and the Willowbrook community

Parking

No parking available.

Location

East Huntsville, from Cranfield Road to the Flint River Greenway at Hays Nature Preserve

Trail Map
Google Map

Length

2.86 Miles

Greenway Connections

Hampton Cove Elementary, the Hampton Cove community, the Cove Creek Community, the Flint River and Little Cove Road Greenways, and the Hampton Cove Center and Hampton Place shopping centers

Parking

Parking is available at trail heads located on Old Highway 431 and Hays Nature Preserve

Location

East Huntsville, Hampton Cove, Hwy. 431, from Big Cove Creek Greenway to Pedestrian Bridge @ Flint River

Trail Map
Google Map

Length

1.87 Miles

Greenway Connections

Big Cove Creek Greenway and Hays Nature Preserve

Parking

Parking is available at the trail head located in Hays Nature Preserve and also parking is available off of Old Hwy 431

Location

Downtown Huntsville, from Jefferson Street to Pratt Avenue

Trail Map
Google Map

Length

0.60 miles

Greenway Connections

Downtown Huntsville, Veterans Park, Big Spring Park, and the Huntsville Depot Museum

Parking

Parking available along Meridian Street

Location

West Huntsville, from Old Madison Pike to Creekwood Park (Southern trail); from U.S. Hwy 72 to Providence School (Northern trail)

Trail Map
Google Map

Length

Indian Creek Greenway (South) – 2.95 miles

Indian Creek Greenway (North) – 0.82 miles

Greenway Connections

Cummings Research Park, Columbia High School, the Creekwood community, the West Ridge community, the Providence community and Providence School

Parking

Parking is available at trail heads located on Old Madison Pike and Creekwood Park

Location

East Huntsville, from Old Highway 431 to the Flint River Bridge

Trail Map
Google Map

Length

5.04 Miles

Greenway Connection

Hampton Cove Elementary, the Hampton Cove community, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail (public), the Flint River Greenway and the Big Cove Creek Greenway

Parking

Parking is available at trail head located on Old Highway 431 at Hampton Cove Elementary

Location

South Huntsville, from Ditto Landing to the Madison County Marina

Trail Map
Google Map

Length

0.93 Miles

Greenway Connections

Ditto Landing Park, the Madison County Marina, Tennessee River and the Aldridge Creek Greenway

Parking

Parking is available at trail head located at Ditto Landing

Location

North Huntsville, from Pulaski Pike to Devils Race Track (West); from Devils Race Track to Spragins Hollow Rd (East)

Trail Map
Google Map

Length

1 mile paved, 4.375 miles unpaved hiking trail

Greenway Connections

Johnson High School, the Windsor Manor community, Windsor Manor Park and Devils Race Track

Parking

Parking is available at trail heads located on Pulaski Pike and Spragins Hollow Road

 


RELATED LINKS:  Nature Preserves