Chief Ladiga Trail (Piedmont Section)

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Trail Distance: 3.8 miles
Time Estimate: 1 hr 10 min
Elevation Gain: 37 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Point-to-point
Restroom: Yes
Description

In Piedmont, Alabama, you don’t need to go far to enjoy some fresh air and exercise with your pupper! It’s in this town that you can find a portion of the lovely Chief Ladiga Trail. This paved pathway is at the base of the Appalachian Mountains, and is easy on the paws and the eyes. What was once a working railway, has now been turned into a trail all can enjoy thanks to the non-profit Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Organization.

Although the Piedmont section of the trail is just under 4 miles, it’s part of something much bigger. The Chief Ladiga connects to the Silver Comet Trail and stretches more than 100 miles over 4 cities and 2 counties, making it the longest paved trail in the United States. Parking for the Piedmont Section can be found at the Eubanks Welcome Center on Dailey Street. Here you’ll also find restrooms, water and snacks. The welcome center is open from 8am to 5pm daily.

This safe, family focused pathway attracts runners, cyclists, and dog walkers too of course! Along the trail you’ll be able to see some of Alabama’s diverse scenery. This includes wetlands, farmlands, forest, and streams, all with woofderful mountain backdrops. The Terrapin Creek follows alongside the trail, until you cross over it by means of a scenic bridge. Be prepared to see some wildlife along the way, you may even catch see a deer or a fox!

Since this is a multi-use trail, be sure to keep your pupper leashed at all times and watch out for cyclists. There are no waste bags provided, so you'll need to bring your own and make sure your pup leaves only paw prints! This is a fairly trafficked pathway, so be ready to make some furry-friends. The Chief Ladiga Trail is convenient, scenic, and sure to get your dog’s tail wagging!

Trail Features
Diverse Landscape, Easy Incline
Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
This trail is safe and family friendly, but keep in mind that you should never walk alone at night. There are rest areas with water available along the way, but bring along a water bottle or bowl to help keep your pup hydrated!
Address
202 Dailey Street
Piedmont, AL 36272
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Address
202 Dailey Street
Piedmont, AL 36272
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset