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Welcome to the
Chief Ladiga Trail

The Chief Ladiga Trail is Alabama's first extended 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, Alabama it intersects with the Pinhoti Trail which is a spur of the longest walking path in America - the famous Appalachian Trail.

On September 27th, 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 tend to 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!


Chief Ladiga Trail map

Our summer concert series -

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Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce

Of course there are many other places to see and experience around here, but for now, this is provided as an effort to whet your appetite for more. Call my office or the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce for more information. Thanks for your interest in Northeast Alabama.


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


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Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North, Suite 246 Martin,
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
Telephone #: (256) 782-5681...Fax #: (256) 782-5817
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