Rural railways were once the industrial arteries that brought prosperity to our land. Today, with the advent of super highways, many of the railways have been taken up and the corridors they once occupied are slowly being over-run by vegetation. Deep in the heart of the Tennessee Valley lies one such corridor, and it has become one of the best kept secrets in the south. This treasure of a trail winds from Veto, Alabama through the heart of Elkmont to Mitchell-Coffman Park at Piney Chapel in Athens. The over 10-mile one-way trip from end to end will take you past Civil War battle sites, past bucolic farmland, amazing scenery packed with wildlife and fauna, and the friendly Town of Elkmont.