Chief Ladiga Trail

Ladiga Trail Gateway

Welcome to the Chief Ladiga Trail

The Chief Ladiga Trail is Alabama's premiere rails-to-trails project. It wanders 33 miles through the countryside of Calhoun and Cleburne counties, and it connects the municipalities of Piedmont, Jacksonville, Weaver and Anniston.

Seen along the way are beautiful wetlands, streams, forests, farmlands, and a horizon filled with mountains. The Chief Ladiga Trail is a family-oriented pathway that provides a safe, non-motorized way to travel, exercise and relax while enjoying the outdoors.

Just north of Piedmont it intersects with the Pinhoti Trail, which is a spur of the longest walking path in America - the famous Appalachian Trail. In 2008 the "Chief" was connected to Georgia's Silver Comet Trail completing what is now considered to be the longest paved pedestrian pathway in America. Together the trails are 95 miles long with plans for future extensions and spurs.

Projects like these increase tourism, benefit businesses, decrease crime and generally increase the quality of life. We hope that you will enjoy and support the Chief Ladiga Trail for many years to come. Please consider making a donation to benefit the trail!


Pete Conroy Signature

Pete Conroy
Director, JSU's EPIC and Field Schools
Chairman, CLT Recreation Committee
Telephone #: 256-782-8010

Access Points


CLT Committee


Overall Map 

Map Breakdown (Insets) 


Trail Safety

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