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, making it the longest continuous paved rail trail in the United States.
The trail takes its name from the Creek Indian leader who signed the 1832 Cusseta Treaty, surrendering the tribe’s remaining land in the area. The trail is very flat, smooth and perfect for easy biking and walking. Because of the terrain, enjoy a short stroll along it, enjoying the scenery of Northeastern Alabama. Since it is such a well-planned route, you can also travel the entire length into Georgia.
The Chief Ladiga Trail enjoys thousands of users from around the U.S. and world. As a result, they have discovered its beauty, solitude, and connections between towns, neighborhoods, and parks.
Plan your trip
Information on this trail is compiled by local cyclists who use the trail often. The Chief Ladiga Trail website offers the most up-to-date information. Because of this, check there regarding trail conditions, safety, convenient access points, future plans for the trail and much more.
What users are allowed on the trail?
Pedestrians (walkers and runners), inline skaters, cyclists, strollers, wheelchairs.
NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES!
Is the Trail safe to travel?
Yes, it is. However, as with any outdoor activity that you might undertake, we recommend traveling the trail with someone and following safety procedures that most any outdoor trail activity recommends. These precautions include
- let someone know what you are planning
- let someone know what section(s) of the trail you will be visiting
- carry a cell phone, identification, some cash, and a whistle
- carry plenty of water and energy snacks. You should also be prepared to perform minor bike maintenance, such as changing a flat tire. There are resources on line that can help you learn to change a flat.
First Aid Kit
Emergency Contact Info
Activities Available: Birding | Hiking | Road Biking | WalkingAmenities Available: Benches | Dogs Allowed | Drinking Water | Picnic Tables | Restrooms | Stroller Friendly | Wheelchair Accessible