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The Best Southern Rail Trails

If your weather outside is frightful, these trails are quite delightful. Head south for these epic long-distance trails.
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 27 miles
Duration: Multiple days
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Overview :  These five rail-trails beckon to be explored year-round. But they are especially tempting in the fall, winter, and spring when it's... more »

Tips:  - These trails are wonderful destinations by themselves, but they also compliment business trips, theme park vacations, and family... more »

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Piedmont, Alabama, United States
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 32.5 miles
Duration: Full day
"Sweet Home Alabama" is home to this charming southern trail that connects to Georgia's Silver Comet Trail.
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 40.5 miles
Duration: Full day
This southern charmer invites you to explore the enchanted forests of Mississippi w/ interpretive signs to lead the way.
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 62 miles
Duration: Multiple days
Venture through a tunnel & over three trestles on your magical rail-trail journey from Atlanta, GA to the Alabama border
Covington, Louisiana, United States
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 27 miles
Duration: Full day
Just across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans, the Tammany Trace is Louisiana's premier rail-trail.
Inverness, Florida, United States
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 46 miles
Duration: Full day
Escape the crowds and theme parks for a day and enjoy Florida's premier rail trail for over 45 miles of pure pleasure.