Anniston’s Michael Tucker Park currently serves as the southern terminus of the Chief Ladiga Trail. The park was named in memory Dr. Michael Tucker, a noted Anniston physician and long-time bicycle enthusiast. Nestled within a pecan grove, the park offers parking the trail, a gazebo, a drinking fountain, 16 site primitive campground and rest-room facilities.
The Chief Ladiga Trail is Alabama’s first extended rails to trails project. It extends over 33 miles and connects the cities of Anniston, Weaver, Jacksonville, and Piedmont as it travels through Calhoun and Cleburne Counties. The trail provides a safe, non-motorized way to travel, exercise, and relax while enjoying the outdoors. Streams, wetlands, forest, farmlands, and mountains can be seen along this family oriented pathway.
For more information on the Chief Ladiga Trail or Michael Tucker Park and Campground, contact the Parks and Recreation Department’s Aquatic & Fitness Center at 256-847-7349.
Plans and land are in place for Anniston’s extension of the Chief Ladiga Trail. Once completed, the Chief Ladiga Trail will connect to the Silver Comet Trail out of Georgia. Together, these trails will span 98 miles, with future access utilizing our Amtrak Station for the loading and off-loading of bicycles in the cities of Anniston and Atlanta.
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