Need to Know
There is a visitor center with a lovely native plant garden outside and an education center inside.
Ruffner Mountain Preserve is a hidden gem. The main trails are wide, but they can offer a nice challenge due to the elevation in the park. The Overlook trail has great shot of the surrounding area. The ridge route is a singletrack with lots of ups and downs changes in elevation. Great place to experience the Fall changing of the leaves.
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Flora & Fauna
Beautiful Oakleaf Hydrangeas in the spring and early summer. Falls colors
History & Background
Ruffner Mountain is one of many former mining properties in the Birmingham area that has been converted to a nature preserve. The Quarry Trail
will take you past one of the old quarries.