long Chief Ladiga Trail is Alabama's premier rail-trail. It is located in Cleburne and Calhoun counties, in east-central Alabama. The smooth asphalt surface travels
through the Tallegeda National Forest, and
connects to Georgia's Silver Comet Trail
to the east (near Cedartown and Esom Hill).
The Chief Ladiga and Silver Comet travel 94.5 miles when combined, and form the longest paved trail in America. Both trails are non-motorized and are great
for walking, bicycling, rollerblading, hiking
and dog walking. From east to west, Chief
Ladiga passes through several cities in
Alabama: Piedmont, Jacksonville, Weaver,
Currently Chief Ladiga ends in northern Anniston. Plans are underway to extend the trail an additional 7 miles into Anniston, allowing a possible train return route to Atlanta using Amtrak.
For the latest news, click on the Anniston Star Article Search link below, and enter Chief Ladiga Trail into the search box. The Anniston Star has good information on the Chief Ladiga.
Both the Chief Ladiga and
Silver Comet are:
For additional information, please visit:
- Built on abandoned rail lines
- Rail-trail projects
- Piedmont Alabama - Eubanks Welcome Center on the Chief Ladiga, lodging info
Ladiga - Jacksonville State - information,
facts, really great maps including elevation
- Chief Ladiga Trail Map and Silver Comet, useful interactive Google Map
- great photo gallery, maps
Conservancy - US trail database, interactive