Explore the most popular trails in Lane Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

walking
2 months ago

UPDATE: The correct map now displayed. I live in the area and have walked in Jemison Park numerous times. THIS IS NOT A HIKE! It is mostly a sidewalk path with spontaneous bouts of nature in a rural area. The mapped recording provided here is not even in the park for most of the walk, it leads to a residential neighborhood where the sidewalks end and you’re walking on the street for much of the time. The actual Jemison Park Trail is an approximate 3.5 mile out and back trail and is a nice neighborhood park to get some daily exercise. The map provided here starts at 1/2 mile into the park trail and doesn’t include that first 1/2 mile at all. Update: After suggesting an edit thru the app, the correct map is now displayed.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was great! Paved or gravel the whole way, so it was pretty easy. Excellent views of downtown. The app glitches on me, so I lost about a mile's worth of data.

Nice hike. Flat. Great for dogs and kids.

walking
10 months ago

For an Alabama trail, this one is very nice. Not hard at all, and offers some cool views of downtown Birmingham. Worth the while to go up the steps to Vulcan Park and view the city/take photos from up there!

trail running
11 months ago

There is a western trailhead located just off of Greensprings Highway with parking, but it is a bit hard to find at first. It’s located just across from the Goodwill location and next to Hubbard. Entry is marked with a small Kiwanis sign by the road. This parking area certainly makes the trail much more convenient to access from this side of town. My wife set out to run it during lunchtime recently but found it a bit too isolated to feel comfortable running alone.

road biking
11 months ago

We rode our bikes on this trail. A good portion of it is paved and relatively level. Occasionally you would get a great view of the city but for the most part you're looking at kudzu. Eventually, the trail turns into from pavement to gravel and your in a more wooded environment. Nice little urban trail though.

11 months ago

As urban walking trails go, it's one of the best. accessible to suburbs, great views of city, parking for visitors, its free...

trail running
11 months ago

Fantastic now that the trail has been completed. Can’t recommend it more highly.

Friday, June 01, 2018

the completed trail is so much fun to walk the dog on. my new favorite trail in Birmingham

trail running
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The trail is now complete from Vulcan Park to Green Springs Highway. The path is easy and flat, but the run up Red Mountain to the trail justifies the moderate rating. (There is a parking lot at the trail.). The view of Birmingham justifies the fourth star. Nice addition to the Red Rock Trail System!

trail running
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Some neighborhood running, crossing a creek, and a moderate hill, but otherwise a beautiful exploration and trail!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

A very nice municipal park for walking or jogging...and that is all it was ever intended to be. The one star reviews have me wondering whether the reviewer was expecting something else.

trail running
Thursday, November 02, 2017

I ran here after a lot of rain so I didn’t have a great experience. At one segment you have to cross a creek which left me with some muddy shoes and blisters. Pretty trail, just wish it was longer with an option to bypass the water.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Trail is currently closed for construction. I had to give a star to comment so don't have a rating yet!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Nice trail to walk, run, or bike, decent views of city. This is fully paved so "trail" is subjective. This trail is also totally flat so I'm not sure why it's ranked as moderate.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Easy walk

walking
Friday, March 17, 2017

Partially paved, and beyond that well trodden. not a terribly difficult circuit, with a healthy walk through a neighborhood.

on Vulcan Trail

walking
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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.

walking
Monday, January 02, 2017

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.

walking
Thursday, November 17, 2016

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!

road biking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Short trail, amazing views of the city

trail running
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

A mix of gravel, asphalt and dirt trails. My biggest complaint is that my shoes got soaking wet during an unavoidable creek crossing. Generally I stray away from blisters. Nice stretch through the woods but pretty crowded and I ended up crossing roads in a neighborhood. Some pretty areas but not well marked and not what I expected.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Good trail but didn't feel the safest.

trail running
Friday, May 13, 2016

Beautiful and had a nice mix of trail and sidewalk to keep things from getting boring

hiking
Thursday, September 10, 2015

Great trail but I recommend a firearm.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Good trail. Always bring someone with you. It's not the safest area.

walking
Monday, July 07, 2014

Good walk. Can go up Balmoral and back down Overbrook if you want to add some hills.

hiking
Monday, July 15, 2013

Jemison Park is located on a flood plain in Mt. Brook-Birmingham, an expensive section of the city. The path is half paved and half crushed gravel and offers an easy 'walk through the park.' The path is near a main neighborhood road and cars can be heard going by. Even though road noise is heard, about half the trail has HUGE Loblolly Pines five to eight feet in circumfrence. I was amazed at the sheer number and size of the pines. It is rare to see so many in one location. A creek runs the entire path length and is clean. There is one footpath cross over that the hiker has to 'step' on concrete steps to make it across. The tree canopy keeps the entire path shaded and the benches along the way allow for a rest and reflection. The only drawback is during the hot periods of summer there is no breeze in some sections and it gets as hot as an Asian jungle. But just keeping walking and it gets cooler. Bikes can be ridden, but the concrete path is narrow for bikers and walkers together.

hiking
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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hiking
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