Primary trail projects are those that will benefit from the Foundation’s leadership and support of planning, coordination, fiscal and/or advocacy resources to become significant “game changers” for Alabama’s trails environment and associated recreation economy. These are trails that enable the user to explore landscapes that are truly unique to Alabama and celebrate the cultural and environmental qualities of our great state.
The Alabama Trails Foundation also serves an important role in helping to manage funds for projects as the local communities grow their capacity to manage projects independently.
The Pinhoti is Alabama’s premier long-distance hiking trail and an asset to all of Alabama, particularly to the nearby counties of Cherokee, Cleburne, Calhoun, Clay, Talladega and Coosa.
The Cahaba is one of the most biologically diverse and beautiful rivers in North America, and it has tremendous potential to become a broadly valued local recreational asset and a nationally recognized ecotourism destination.
Officially launched in May 2018, the 100 Alabama Miles Challenge is an ongoing program designed to inspire all Alabamians to walk, run, hike, bike, swim, paddle, ride, or roll 100 miles each year.