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Cleburne County, Alabama is putting the final touches on the missing four miles of the Chief Ladiga Trail creating a seamless ride from the US 27 Bypass east of Cedartown to Anniston Alabama. This is a 49 mile ride or a 46 mile ride if you start at the Cedartown Depot. Check our website before venturing out to make certain the paving has been completed. At press time, it was almost done.

The Chief Ladiga Trail conveniently visits the downtown commercial districts of Piedmont, Jacksonville and Weaver on its way north of Anniston. The town of Weaver, only a mile or two from the temporary end of the trail, is a great place to have lunch and linger before making the return trip to Georgia. The “Trailside Café” has a decent menu and a friendly staff.

You will cross the state line at mile 61.5 of the Silver Comet. PATH has recently completed the State Line Gateway project (see photo) with the help of Coca- Cola Co. and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. The Gateway will likely become a favored rest stop now that the Chief Ladiga is connected to Piedmont.

You can park free at the Cedartown Depot for the trip to Alabama. The Chief Ladiga travels through some extraordinary scenery and quaint country towns. (It is eight feet wide but much less traveled than the Comet, so the width is not a problem.) Much of the ride is in a remote area with few amenities between the towns themselves.


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