In the northern Birmingham suburb of Trussville, a pleasant greenway runs along the Cahaba River for a little over 1.5 miles. Starting at Trussville Veterans’ Memorial Park just off Main St./Rt. 11, follow the paved bike path north along the river and past a series of parks and athletic fields. The path ends just south of the tennis courts. Retrace your steps, or loop back through some of the fields and parks just east of the river.
More Detailed Directions: It’s a concrete sidewalk from Civitan Park to well inside the municipal ballpark. The paved sidewalk stops in the woods then picks up inside the ballpark complex in the form of a bike lane on the road. You can turn right and continue on pavement before the sidewalk ends and take the upper parking lot behind the baseball field and then pick up the bike lane to stay entirely on pavement but this shortens the route by about .25 mile. There is also a 4 mile loop of single track hiking/ MTB/ running trail around the ball fields as well.
Our thanks to Matt Browning for suggesting this route!
- 3.1 mile (5 km) loop
- 143 feet (43m)
- Trussville Veterans' Memorial Park
- Just of Main St./Rt. 11