Blue Trail (South Rim Trail) is a 12.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pelham, AL that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Nice trail with some steep incline but lots of soft pine needle trail as well.
I hiked the northern half of this trail, then used the Orange connector and the white trail to loop back to the trailhead. Don't skip out on the King's Chair, Eagle's Nest, or the other periodic overlooks because they offer some of the best views in the park.
I hiked this trail yesterday. The first 1 1/2 miles were tough, all straight up. There were a lot of tree roots and loose rocks. I did first half of the blue trail, the orange connector and down the white trail.
Hiked this trail yesterday with my GF, we had one light pack and some walking sticks. We started at the north trailhead and hiked the blue trail to Peavine Falls. The beginning part of the hike was strenuous with many steep climbs and drops. Once you get to the halfway point you are going along the the ridge of the mountain and the trail gets much easier, pretty much downhill from here. Good trail, we did the white trail on the way back from the falls and is a more scenic route.