Swayback Bridge Trail

MODERATE 63 reviews

Swayback Bridge Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wetumpka, Alabama that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
344 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

lake

river

wildlife

* Directions: From North Ala. travel south from Sylacauga to Rockford toward Wetumpka on 231 for approx. 12-15 miles. After crossing Swaybridge Bridge on 231, watch for sign for Jordan Dam. You can only turn right. Follow directions below that begin "travel 2.4 miles......." * From I 65 travel south to Clanton (3rd exit ) turn left on Hwy 31. Travel approx. 5-6 mi, turn left on Hwy 143. Travel approx. 5-6 miles and turn left on Hwy. 111. Follow 111 approximately 10-12 mi. to Wetumpka. Turn left at first traffic light and travel 2 miles to Hwy. 231, turn left, and follow directions below beginning with" 3.4 miles....." * North from Montgomery on US 231 through Wetumpka. 3.4 miles past intersection with AL 14 you will see signs for Jordan Dam. You can only turn left. Travel 2.4 miles and take a left. (if you cross over the bridge, turn around, you have gone too far) After left go 150 yds. and a pea gravel covered parking lot is on the right in front of large information sign board. The trailhead is directly across the gravel road from the parking lot. There is a very big rustic entrance sign to the trail which reads "Swayback Bridge Trail-established 1998-Trail of Legends".

hiking
20 days ago

Pleasant hike- bring a map, just in case you decide to take one of their many side trails. Be alert for bikers as well, as you'll encounter some traffic. Otherwise a very nice and simple hike. Also know that there are varying lengths: blue blazer is the 1 mile trail, green is 2.5, yellow is four, and red is 7.

hiking
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trail running
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trail running
1 month ago

Good exercise

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of shade and great for hiking in the summer. It's a busy trail. I've been out there with other hikers, families, mountain bikers and runners. Several trails with different distances. Maps located in the parking area for you to use to decide.

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

The trail is actually 11 miles. You can get off at 1, 4, 7 and 11 miles. Moderate exertion and good for beginners. Color coded trail signs let you know which turn to make and there are always maps available at the trailhead. Bring lots of water in the summer months.

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hiking
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hiking
3 months ago

Great trail with some good views. I did the full 11.12 mile trail (Black Trail). Easy walking with a few small hills.

trail running
4 months ago

Had a blast running this twisty turny series of trails.

4 months ago

used this trail to prepare for the 2012 Atlanta marathon. if you are in the area I highly suggest it.