South Huntsville Living
Aldridge Creek Greenway
The Greenway, as it is commonly called, is a 3.5 mile, well maintained, paved trail which follows Aldridge Creek from just north of Mt Gap Rd, south to Ditto Landing. The city plans to extend the trail northward for a total of 4.75 miles. In addition to being popular with bird watchers, greenway users are likely to spot a variety of other wildlife. Walking, jogging, bicycling and rollerblading are allowed. Pets are welcome if they are on a leash!
The Certain Tract is comprised of 340 acres which include a permanent natural spring and a small population of rare plants. Due to a bit of a climb at the beginning of this 4.25 mile trail, the Certain Tract is the most challenging trail in south Huntsville. However, after the initial incline, the trail levels out and follows the ridge for a smooth walk.
From the location of the Cecil Ashburn pin on the map below, getting to the trail requires that you drive up the the mountain and park in the designated lot on the right side of the road (near the top.)