Greenways & Trails

Walking Trail-Path Rules

Madison has a number of greenway projects underway and near completion. The goal is to connect the City with various pathways to facilitate alternative modes of transportation and promote a healthy lifestyle.

View map of planned and completed greenway projects

Open Greenways

Mill Creek Greenway Sign

Mill Creek Greenway - Can be accessed via Mill Rd. between the new Millstone subdivision and the new Mill Creek Elementary. Soon there will also be access from Browns Ferry Rd. at the new Balch Rd. extension.

The Mill Creek Greenway is managed and maintained by the City of Madison. To report any problems or concerns pertaining to the trail, please contact Kory Alfred, Director of Parks and Recreation at (256) 772-9300 or email.

Mill Creek Greenway Map

Rainbow Mountain Preserve - Located off of Stoneway Trail, 1.5 mile long Loop Trail follows a generally rocky path along the cliff ridge and east side of Rainbow Mountain. It features beautiful rock formations such as Balance Rock, excellent views of Madison to the west, fossils, caves, and a waterfall. Other trails along the Loop Trail include Wild Trail (0.4 miles), JaMooKo Loop Trail (0.9 miles) and Spring Trail.

The trails at the Rainbow Mountain Preserve are managed and maintained by the Land Trust of North Alabama. To report any problems or concerns pertaining to the trails, please call (256) 534-5263.

Rainbow Mountain Preserve
People Walking Indian Creek Greenway

Indian Creek Greenway - Located on the border of Huntsville and Madison. Can be accessed from Old Madison Pike near the intersection of Slaughter Rd or behind the Creekwood subdivision located just north of the Farrow Rd / Slaughter Rd intersection.

The Indian Creek Creek Greenway is managed and maintained by the City of Huntsville. To report any problems or concerns pertaining to the Greenway, please contact the City of Huntsville Recreation Department at (256) 564-8026.

Bradford Creek Greenway - Located along Bradford Creek, the trail can be accessed via Palmer Road, where the trailhead begins. The route provides scenic views of the creek, hardwood forests along the bands, wetland areas supporting fish, wildlife, birds and a varied assortment of plants. A pedestrian and non-motorized corridor will enhance the area. The Bradford Creek Greenway is managed and maintained by the City of Madison. To report any problems or concerns pertaining to the trail, please contact Kory Alfred, Director of Parks and Recreation at (256) 772-9300 or email.


Bradford Creek Greenway Map

Bradford Creek Greenway

Beaverdam Boardwalk 2Beaverdam Swamp Boardwalk - Located on the southwestern edge of Madison in Wheeler Wildlife Refuge. This quiet path/boardwalk is accessed from a one-mile frontage road located off of County Line Road just south of the I-565 interchange. The frontage road dead ends at the trailhead. The 1-mile roundtrip trail crosses a swamp filled with some of the state's largest water tupelo trees. 

Beaverdam Swamp Boardwalk Website

Dublin Walking TrailDublin Park Walking Path - Located in Dublin Park, this slightly-ascending paved half-mile path runs along the park border and among the soccer fields. Features include a giant hillside oak tree and the Madison River of Hope near the outdoor pool. 

For additional trails outside of the City of Madison, please visit our partner, the Land Trust of North Alabama.