Chief Ladiga Trail
Size: 33 miles
Project Awards: Ranked one of the “50 Best Bike Trails in America"
Ranked one of the “50 Best Bike Trails in America,” the Chief Ladiga Trail stretches 33 miles from the Alabama-Georgia line to Michael Tucker Park in Anniston, Alabama. The trail was Alabama’s premiere rails-to-trails project and is the second-largest, non-motorized paved trail in the country. GMC was retained by multiple governmental entities including Calhoun County and the cities of Piedmont and Weaver to produce construction documents for Alabama’s first extended rails-to-trails project, which covered multiple sections of the 33 mile-long abandoned rail corridor. The vision for the Chief Ladiga Trail became a reality when the municipalities received an Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) enforcement grant, through the Alabama Department of Transportation to fund construction of the first 8.9-mile section of the trail. The trail travels across wetlands and streams and through forests and farmlands, and includes a horizon view of the Talladega Mountains. The route also features several bridges and railroad trestles, both new and restored.
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