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3,786 Alabamians have logged 101,118 miles

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Four Great Running Groups Around The State

Running in Alabama can be quite fun with all the miles of asphalt and trail available. It’s even more enjoyable when others join in.  Here are four of our top running groups around the state that you can join for great runs and fantastic comradery.

Finding peaceful miles in North Alabama

The Richard Martin Trail, located in the charming town of Elkmont, Alabama is a 10-mile rail-trail that offers history, beautiful scenery, and all-around fun for those who like to hike, bike, and horseback ride.  It was also the very first rail-trail developed in Alabama!

Running through Alabama

What it’s like to train and run 100 mile races in Alabama.

Top Three Places to Do a Day Paddle

In Alabama, we are fortunate to have some of the best waterways and lakes for paddling in the entire country. There are over 5,300 miles of mapped, paddleable water in the state -- the most of any state! 

Finding Walls of Jericho

An unassuming gravel parking lot steps off the county road was our introduction. No gates, no park rangers, no massive conference center with all the bells and whistles. Just a simple lot, wooden trailhead sign, and the makings of a great day ahead.

4 Keys to a Successful Hike

Hiking is a great activity for a variety of reasons. A broad range of ages and abilities can enjoy a day or longer out on the trails. Taking a hike allows one to connect with nature, see a beautiful sunset, or get the heart rate up on a steep climb. Whether you’re an avid hiker or just starting out, properly planning a hike is essential to having a good, safe experience. So, we’ve listed below a few keys to having a successful hike.

Discovering Flagg Mountain

The slight bite of a February chill was my first welcoming as I opened the car door. Surrounding me, nearly century-old cabins stood reverently on a grassy opening. Through the trees, I could see for miles and miles across the horizon. This was my first introduction to Flagg Mountain, the southernmost 1,000-foot mountain in the Appalachian Mountain range.

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