Decatur Bike Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Decatur Bike Trail is a 14.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Decatur, Alabama that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

14.7 miles
167 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash



road biking

trail running




city walk

The Dr. Bill Sims Biking and Running/Walking Trail embodies a rich diversity of terrain and sights. Beginning as asphalt, transferring to on-street transport, and transforming into a shady, well-maintained gravel trail over smooth terrain in our local parks, the Decatur Trail is a crowd-pleaser for all outdoor recreation groups. The pathway connects to Wilson-Morgan Park, passes through Point Mallard Park, and extends down to Rhodes Ferry Park, winding down a seven-mile stretch by the picturesque Tennessee River. Many areas cross the same territory as the sanctioned Cherokee Trail of Tears, as you make your way past the railroad tracks. Whether you choose to stroll, run, or bike to the heart of Decatur on the Trail, you’ll pass by our newly-restored, historic Union Train Depot and experience the preserved architectural gems of our city. Two miles of trail are currently being added to connect Cedar Ridge and Chestnut Grove Middle Schools to the Jack Allen Recreation and Soccer Complex. This system will allow travelers to connect to the Morgan County Fairgrounds, a popular location for large-scale events in the area. Decatur’s Biking and Running/Walking Trail is open at all times and there are at least three main access points with parking. Across the Tennessee River from the Trail, you will find the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge – 35,000 acres of protected land that supports thousands of wintering waterfowl, as well as a year-round population of many bird, mammal, fish, amphibian, and reptile species.

4 months ago

The river half of the trail is great. The city half is that-mostly on city streets. Well marked but shared with cars.

8 months ago

Lots of access points with 9 trail heads and good parking. Easy ride. Well marked with mileage markers and way finding.

road biking
9 months ago

road biking
9 months ago

Great trail for easy biking. Decatur just added several miles and plan to add additional trails soon. Particularly good for family rides if you start at Point Mallard. Much of those trails are not shared with vehicles. Beginning near Market Street the paths are on city streets, but still well marked. The majority, if not all, of the trails are on asphalt. There is plenty of parking at all the trailheads.

mountain biking
7 months ago