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 and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.
* 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".
Great trail with some good views. I did the full 11.12 mile trail (Black Trail). Easy walking with a few small hills.
Had a blast running this twisty turny series of trails.
used this trail to prepare for the 2012 Atlanta marathon. if you are in the area I highly suggest it.
Fun for all size families! We have 4 children, very young and we were able to have a blast hiking just 2 miles. I'd love to go back and explore every trail. Well kept trail - lots of fun!
There are 5-trails here to suit a variety of needs for hiking, biking, and trail running.
There is a 1-mile, 2.5-mile, 4-mile, 7-mile, & 11.2-mile trails.
We did the 4-mile trail today. The trek was very good. Trails are well defined and well marked. There are also some markers around the trail pointing out some of the different types of trees.
All in all, a good outing. We will definitely be back.
Great for a quick little hike. Nice that parts of the trail are so close to the lake, can't wait to bike it.
Well maintained and used trails for hikers, runners, and mountain bikers. Kid and pet (on leash) friendly. Well done mix of trails to suit your taste. In summer months be prepared for insects. Easy and convenient to communities in the River Region.
Did the "yellow" trail which is 4 miles. Wore a ruck sack and did it mid day without needing more than a gallon of water. very beautiful and easy to hike!