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Gems in Birmingham - 2

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gem Favorite waterfall landscape

Turkey Creek Falls

(3) Pinson, AL
gem Favorite Shades Creek Old Mill

The Old Mill

(1) Mountai…, AL

Recommended Routes in Birmingham - 13

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Favorite A scout group poses for a photo at the spillway.
Difficult

Oak Mountain 20 Miler

19.7 mi 31.7 km 1,855' Up 565.34 m Up 1,410' Down 429.69 m Down

Pelham, AL
Favorite waterfall landscape
Intermediate

Narrows Ridge Full Loop

3.5 mi 5.7 km 651' Up 198.31 m Up 660' Down 201.28 m Down

Pinson, AL
Favorite Little hikers.
Easy/Intermediate

Peavine Falls and Peavine Gorge

1.8 mi 2.9 km 357' Up 108.83 m Up 359' Down 109.42 m Down

Pelham, AL
Favorite Dogwoods in bloom
Easy

Maggie's Glen Loop

2.2 mi 3.6 km 200' Up 61.09 m Up 201' Down 61.33 m Down

Indian…, AL
Favorite Exploring!
Easy

Botanical Gardens Walking/Jogging Trail

2.0 mi 3.1 km 162' Up 49.38 m Up 163' Down 49.75 m Down

Mountai…, AL
Favorite Vulcan Statue, Birmingham, AL
Easy

Vulcan Trail

4.1 mi 6.7 km 121' Up 36.98 m Up 123' Down 37.6 m Down

Homewood, AL
Favorite Red Mountain Park
Intermediate

Red Mountain Loop

8.1 mi 13.0 km 483' Up 147.1 m Up 481' Down 146.62 m Down

Midfield, AL
Favorite "High" Falls
Intermediate

Boulder Gorge Loop

2.1 mi 3.4 km 235' Up 71.62 m Up 234' Down 71.24 m Down

Hoover, AL
Favorite Shades Creek Old Mill
Easy

Old Mill via Jemison Park Trail

2.4 mi 3.8 km 94' Up 28.54 m Up 94' Down 28.52 m Down

Mountai…, AL
Favorite Pondering spot
Intermediate

Ruffner Ridge and Quarry Loop

2.7 mi 4.4 km 360' Up 109.71 m Up 360' Down 109.58 m Down

Irondale, AL
Favorite Along the Nature trail (Pink markers)
Easy

Marian Harnach Nature Trail

0.8 mi 1.3 km 98' Up 29.72 m Up 97' Down 29.71 m Down

Irondale, AL
Favorite Blue Trail
Intermediate

Powerline to Blue Trail Loop

1.5 mi 2.4 km 79' Up 24.02 m Up 80' Down 24.35 m Down

Hoover, AL
Favorite Red Mountain Park
Easy

Intro to Red Mountain

1.7 mi 2.8 km 161' Up 49.2 m Up 160' Down 48.78 m Down

Midfield, AL

Birmingham Hiking

  • 151 Miles 244 Kilometers of Trail
  • 13 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 41 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 35 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 9 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Birmingham - 71

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1.7 mi 2.7 km #1Jemison Park Trail
Easy
Mountain Brook, AL
Easy
Mountain Brook, AL
1.9 mi 3.1 km #2Skyhy Ridge Walk
Intermediate/Difficult
Midfield, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
Midfield, AL
4.4 mi 7.0 km #3Linda & Jack McDuffee Blue Trail
Difficult
Mountain Brook, AL
Difficult
Mountain Brook, AL
1.0 mi 1.6 km #4Wild West
Difficult
Brookside, AL
Difficult
Brookside, AL
0.3 mi 0.5 km #5Overlook Trail
Intermediate
Irondale, AL
Intermediate
Irondale, AL
1.1 mi 1.8 km #6Homewood Forest Preserve Trail
Intermediate
Vestavia Hills, AL
Intermediate
Vestavia Hills, AL
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Irondale Furnace Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Mountain Brook, AL
Easy/Intermediate
Mountain Brook, AL
6.3 mi 10.2 km #8Shackleford Point Trail (White Trail)
Intermediate
Pelham, AL
Intermediate
Pelham, AL
1.8 mi 2.9 km #9Dunnavant Valley Greenway Trail
Easy
Chelsea, AL
Easy
Chelsea, AL
2.1 mi 3.4 km #10Hillsboro Trail
Easy
Helena, AL
Easy
Helena, AL

Photos of Birmingham - 89

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Red Mountain Park
Nov 15, 2019 near Midfield, AL
Shades Creek Old Mill
Aug 26, 2019 near Mountai…, AL
Trail is narrow but not too bad
Jan 15, 2019 near Irondale, AL
Along the Nature trail (Pink markers)
Jan 15, 2019 near Irondale, AL
Fido is allowed but must be on a leash
Nov 25, 2017 near Pinson, AL
waterfall landscape
Nov 25, 2017 near Pinson, AL
waterfall
Nov 25, 2017 near Pinson, AL
Surrounded by trees on this short trail.  The paved path gets covered with leaves in the fall, which can make it slippery.
Nov 25, 2017 near Pinson, AL