Explore the best trails near Birmingham with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.


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Awesome hiking

Fairly easy but a lot to see and multiple trails along with treehouses! Beautiful scenery!

Super crowded but a great hike with the kids!

Had a blast climbing on the rocks! A little crowded but a great hike!

awesome hiking experience.

on Vulcan Trail

8 days ago

I didn't really like this trail. It was too short. The parking space is too small. People blocking people in. It was just too crowded.
I liked the view of the city, the vulcan, the wbrc sign. That's about it.

One of the best trails to walk from mid winter to late spring as it is a haven for many different Trillium species. At times when the stream reaches its highest point of water flow, it is a good place to begin an angling experience.

Been hiking this park multiple times. Nothing but fun in every possible way. Discovered a trail new to my dad and I that starts at a 4 way trail intersection with trails leading: back to the area where the first map holding kiosk is positioned, in the direction that I believe leads to a mine area, a wide couple yard long path created by a crane used to lift a crusher off of it's 4 columned initial display area, and the discontinued gravel trail leading to a short strip of asphalt that turns into a natural trail. So excited to finally hike the last portion of that trail.

The excitement is everlasting and opportunities are virtually unlimited.

1 month ago

Love Red Mountain! Great dog park with a separate area for shy, old, or injured dogs! Lots of great trails that range from easy-difficult depending on skill level. Love all the mines in the area.

Fun place to hike with awesome rock formations! Big dog and little dog love the streams and rocks to climb on. Always pretty crowded so not as enjoyable as it could be.

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.