Richard Martin Trail: Veto Access
Richard Martin Trail
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 line, is the Veto Access location. This trail offers a back-to-nature getaway for thousands of local residents and tourists. The Elkmont Access point offers an easy way to access the trail at the town of Elkmont, right in the center of the trail. Here, you can find parking, signage explaining the trail, a historic depot with an historic rail car. There is also a place to eat and opportunities to purchase antiques.
From Veto Access, the trail heads south. The next trail head is 4+ miles away in the town of Elkmont. Another 6 miles south, you hit the end of the trail at the Piney Chapel Rd. Trailhead.
Hikers, bikers, joggers, bird watchers, horseback riders, as well as naturalists, students and historians are just some of the groups who enjoy the great variety of opportunities created by the trail. The trail is also accessible to wheelchairs so that everyone can enjoy the wonder and beauty of this trail. Courtesy: Limestone County Parks and Recreation.
The trail is named after Richard Martin, who led a 25-year effort with volunteers and various community organizations to establish the continuous 10.2 mile, rails-to-trails bicycle, equestrian, and pedestrian trail in Limestone County, Alabama.
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Activities Available: Birding | Equestrian | Hiking | Mountain Biking | Road Biking | WalkingAmenities Available: Benches | Dogs Allowed | Picnic Tables | Restrooms | Wheelchair Accessible