What a joy to find a paved rail trail in Piedmont Alabama.
Congratulations Piedmont! Birmingham should be extremely
This is a 22.1 mile paved trail
that goes from the Cleburne/Calhoun County line through
the city of Piedmont to Jacksonville.
There is an addition 2.5 miles at Weaver.
From Jacksonville to Piedmont, it practically
parallels Alabama Highway 21.
East of the finished portion of this trail is 8.3
miles of abandoned railway to the Georgia line.
Cleburne County has a $40,000 grant to repair
bridges and rough grade, and will open this section to
mountain bikes, horses and hikers. This part of the trail will cross
the Pinhoti Trail, which is part of the Talladega National
Forest and should open sometime in 2000. When
completed, this 33 mile rail trail
will provide access to four sports complex facilities in four cities.
the Silver Comet Trail,
which will start in Smyrna, Georgia
and end in Cedartown, Georgia, will connect with the Chief
Ladiga at the Alabama/Georgia State line creating a 90-mile
We think this is fantastic!!
Be sure to check out the Silver Comet Trail web site.
For further information about the trail, check out