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Very nice for morning walks and workout routines. Quiet, pleasant scenery and very light trafficking. Love it!

Serene park, very wooded next to a lovely stream. Optional paved or natural paths, picnic tables, restful benches with scenic views. We'll maintained, but watch for snakes!

First hike, it was a very physical one. Beautiful views from the overlook. Seemed all up hill both ways lol.

Simple, flat and peaceful.

There's nothing quite like a true nature hike in the middle of a city. The sunset from the quarry is incredible.

The trails extend much further than what the recent posts will lead you to believe. In the far northeast section by where the highway is, there are some beautiful waterfalls. The trails have been very well taken care of by a local Boy Scout troop. The trails were easy to hike and there were plenty of huge rocks along the way to climb on if you like a challenge. I would recommend this place for hikers of all experience levels.

I love this trail system. Parts are really difficult, and parts are easy. If you loop the entire preserve, it's 5 miles. Unfortunately, the great bridge that crossed the creek near the Simmons Middle School trailhead has been washed away. But as dry as it has been lately, taking the Orange Trail is no problem and there are several places to cross over to the Blue Trail or other trails without getting wet. I've placed pictures of the waterfall which right now is not much more than your kitchen sink! It's still a beautiful area.

trail running
1 month ago

Great urban trail for running. Paved. Well maintained and safe (a bunch of joggers/strollers/etc) but not crowded.

1 month ago

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.


1 month ago

Great place. Lots of trails from flat and easy to undulating and moderate. I have seen raccoon kits, owl, king snakes among others. A few overlooks and lots of foliage.

2 months ago

Parked at the ballpark and hiked straight up to the bluff right at sunset, gorgeous views!!

Love this place, but there has been more and more trash being left behind. I was take a trash bag and gather up trash from the trail. They have trash cans at the entrance and down by the creek.

Love this place and they have many trails to hike. Beautiful!!

rock climbing
3 months ago

A beautiful place to boulder!