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Map of the Chattahoochee River Valley Railroad Trail, AL

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Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Trail (CVRR), Alabama

Chattahoochee River Valley Railroad Trail, Alabama

Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Trail, Alabama

LENGTH:

7 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

City of Valley

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail trail, rural residential neighborhoods, local schools, historic landmarks, covered bridge, local shops and businesses, historic mills

RELATED LINKS:

Auburn

Columbus, GA

The Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Trail is a 7-mile long paved pathway that follows the route of an abandoned railroad right-of-way on the south side of the City of Valley in eastern Alabama. The city itself is situated along the Chattahoochee River.

The railroad carried passengers and cotton to the textile mills that were located in the area. This paved trail ties together the mill villages of Shawmut, Langdale, Fairfax and River View, that are now all now incorporated into the City of Valley. Its route includes 18 historic landmarks, including a pretty covered bridge and travels through lovely rural residential neighborhoods situated along the Chatahoochee River.

Conditions

The Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Trail is paved for its entire route. The trail is open for bike riding, walking and running. There are a few road crossings and the trail parallels roads for most of its route.

There is a short gap between the northern section of the trail and the southern section. Trail users will need to use sidewalks or local roadways to reach the next section.

Communities

The Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Trail goes through the community of the City of Valley.

Points of Interest

The Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Lafayette Lanier Elementary School
Boys & Girls Club of America
Horace King Memorial (covered) Bridge and Garden
Valley High School
Riveview Elementary School
End Points

The entire trail is located within the City of Valley. The north end of the Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Trail is located at the west end of 51st Street, off of 23rd Boulevard.

There is a short gap in the paved trail at ob James Drive. Trial users need to use 20th Avenue and 59th Street E. to reach the next section that starts at the 59th Street E.

The south end of the trail is located along Columbus Street,just north of Camelia Street.

A separate branch of the trail starts along School Street near Riverview Elementary School and meets the main trail at 2nd Street and Columbus Road.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Trail in eastern Alabama.

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