ADECA’s Recreational Programs assist Alabama communities in promoting outdoor activities and encouraging healthy lifestyles through two federal grants, the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Recreational Trails Program.

The U. S. Department of Interior’s Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) provides funding to Alabama cities and counties for the development or establishment of outdoor recreational areas. Projects include parks, playgrounds, forest and wildlife refuges, recreational lakes and ponds, outdoor playing fields and picnic and camping areas. Learn more about ADECA’s programs here.

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Walking
Road Biking
Hiking
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 32.5 miles
Nearby Cities: Piedmont
Calhoun County
Piedmont Access, Piedmont, Alabama

The Chief Ladiga Trail extends 32.5 miles from the Georgia state line to Weaver, Alabama. It is a paved recreational trail on the bed of the former Seaboard/CSX Railroad and extends into Georgia an additional 63 miles, making it the longest continuous …


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Walking
Road Biking
Hiking
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 32.5 miles
Nearby Cities: Borden Springs, Piedmont
Cleburne County
Chief Ladiga Trail

The Chief Ladiga Trail extends 32.5 miles from the Georgia state line to Weaver, Alabama. It is a paved recreational trail on the bed of the former Seaboard/CSX Railroad and extends into Georgia an additional 63 miles, making it the longest continuous …


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Walking
Road Biking
Hiking
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 32.5 miles
Nearby Cities: Jacksonville
Calhoun County

The Chief Ladiga Trail extends 32.5 miles from the Georgia state line to Weaver, Alabama. A paved recreational trail, it follows the bed of the former Seaboard/CSX Railroad. It extends into Georgia an additional 63 miles along the Silver Comet Trail, m …


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Walking
Road Biking
Hiking
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 32.5 miles
Nearby Cities: Jacksonville
Calhoun County

The Chief Ladiga Trail extends 32.5 miles from the Georgia state line to Weaver, Alabama. A paved recreational trail, it follows the bed of the former Seaboard/CSX Railroad. It extends into Georgia an additional 63 miles along the Silver Comet Trail, m …


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Mountain Biking

Trail Length: 25 miles
Nearby Cities: Anniston
Calhoun County

With 4,083 acres located between the cities of Oxford and Anniston, Alabama’s Forever Wild Land Trust protects Coldwater Mountain. Alabama State Lands, part of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, manages the park. There are ma …


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Walking
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Equestrian
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 1.28 miles
Nearby Cities: Huntsville
Madison County

Land Trust of North Alabama’s Wade Mountain Nature Preserve is currently 843 acres with eight miles of trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding. Wade Mountain is currently the only Land Trust Preserve which allows equestrian trail riding. A Recre …


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Walking
Road Biking
Hiking
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 1.1 miles
Nearby Cities: Orange Beach
Baldwin County
Catman Trail

The trailhead for the Cotton Bayou Trail is located on Hwy 161, across from the tip of Cotton Bayou waterway and behind the Publix Shopping Plaza.  This once sandy path nestled in the Gulf State Park has been paved to meet the Foundations 2013 goal, br …


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Mountain Biking
Hiking
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 3.2 miles
Nearby Cities: Pinson
Jefferson County

Narrows Ridge Loop Trail is a professionally designed and built trail that is open to mountain bikers and hikers. Starting at the Blue Hole, this path follows the Narrow Ridge along beautiful rock across towering mountain long-leaf pine forests and loops back down to the Blue Hole to complete a loop.


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Walking
Road Biking
Hiking
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 1.8 miles
Nearby Cities: Oneonta
Blount County

Blount County Palisades Park offers a relaxing atmosphere with scenic views atop of Ebell Mountain. The park has been enjoyed by visitors since November of 1973. The 100 acre park is owned by Blount County and is one of Blount County’s “best kept secre …


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Walking
Road Biking
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Equestrian
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 10.2 miles
Nearby Cities: Elkmont
Limestone County

One of the best-kept secrets of the south, this 10.2 mile crushed gravel trail winds its way past the site of the Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle. Walkers can retrace the same steps as civil war heroes. This trail offers a back-to-nature getaway for th …


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Walking
Road Biking
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Equestrian
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 10.2 miles
Nearby Cities: Athens, Elkmont
Limestone County

One of the best-kept secrets of the south, this 10.2 mile crushed gravel trail winds its way past the site of the Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle. Piney Chapel Road Access provides access to the southern end of the trail. Here, walkers can retrace the …


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Walking
Road Biking
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Equestrian
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 10.2 miles
Nearby Cities: Athens, Elkmont
Limestone County

One of the best-kept secrets of the south, this 10.2 mile crushed gravel trail winds its way past the site of the Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle. Walkers can retrace the same steps as civil war heroes. The northern gateway, at the Tennessee-Alabama li …


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Walking
Hiking
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 1 miles
Nearby Cities: Scottsboro
Jackson County

The Scottsboro City Park Walking Trail is located on an 18 acre public park facility owned by the City of Scottsboro. The one way trail is a mile long and 6 feet wide. It winds along the shores of the Tennessee River/Guntersville Lake. It offers daily …


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Walking
Paddling
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 5 miles
Nearby Cities: Cullman
Cullman County

Sportsman Lake Park is a scenic destination with a little something for everyone regardless of age. Located around a large shallow body of water teeming with fish and wildlife in downtown Cullman, Sportsman Lake is the perfect place for family gatherin …


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OHV

Trail Length: 70 miles
Nearby Cities: Talladega/Lincoln
Talladega County

Top Trails Park has challenging off-road trails for quads, side by sides and single track bikes that wind through thousands of acres at the foot of Alabama’s highest point on the old Coosa River/Brecon Annex property. It is breathtaking vistas an outdo …


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