Swayback Bridge Trail

MODERATE 79 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
2 hours ago

trail running
1 day ago

Had an absolute blast running swayback in september, it was cool seeing people out walking there dogs too!

hiking
14 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Fun trail system lots of roots and surprisingly some good hills.

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail. They have a 1, 2.5, 4, 7 and 11 mile trail. 7 mile one is pretty good. A few gradual climbs near the end but it moderately easy. A few places need trail markers because you have to choose which way to go. But it isn't that big of an area so it isn't much of a problem. A lot of tree roots on the 7 and 11 mile routes.

hiking
1 month ago

Trails are well marked and defined. Multiuser trails for hikers, bikers & trail runners. Family friendly with a parking area at the trail head.

hiking
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hiking
2 months ago

awesome trail with free power and shower..... great for biking walking or running.

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hiking
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hiking
5 months 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
5 months ago

5 months ago