Nancy M. on Ruffner Mountain Quarry Trail
The perfect loop to do in 2 hours with a dog! We loved the view of Birmingham and the incredible quarry. Lots of friendly hikers were enjoying the beautiful fall Sunday, but the trail never seemed crowded.
I've hiked this trail to the overlook probably 10 or more times. It's my favorite in Birmingham. Very easy, but not mindless, especially if you come back up Silent Journey. That'll get your heart rate up. I just went with my Hike It Baby Birmingham group. We got a 5 year old, a 3 year old, a 10 month old, and a 3 month old, plus 4 moms and 2 dads all the way to the overlook within an hour and a half. So, like I said, this trail is easy but not mindless and there are some super beautiful views.
I love everything about Ruffner Mountain. The trails are in great condition, the treehouse is super cool for people of all ages to see the animals, and there is relatively no litter along the trails. I like the quarry trail because it's fairly solitary once you get into the quarry. There are a lot of rocks to climb up on and have lunch or read a book. It's really quiet and peaceful, plus it's really easy.
Judy And David H. on Ruffner Mtn Nature Park Loop Hike
Awesome. Great leg workout. Fairly easy. We hiked from hilltop to hilltop near the shooting range. Awesome view.