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Best bird watching trails in Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Oak Mountain State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama
Park information
Acreage:
9,940 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
205-620-2520
Helpful links
Top trails (23)
#1 - Kings Chair Loop
Oak Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(390)
Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
The Kings Chair has a great view. Start Blue trail at North Trailhead take to Kings Chair out and back continue on Blue trail to Red Blue connector. Then Red trail back to trailhead.Show more
#2 - Peavine Falls via Green and White Trail Loop
Oak Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(250)
Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 54 m
$5 per person to get in. Easy parking access to trail head without driving far into the park. Green Trail connects to the White Trail, which will take you right by the falls. A couple of challenging spots to get your heart rate up, but very enjoyable! Seasonally, the falls are dry.Show more
#3 - Blue Trail (South Rim Trail)
Oak Mountain State Park
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Length: 14.1 mi • Est. 7 h 7 m
#4 - Maggies Glen Loop
Oak Mountain State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
The hike to Maggies Glen from the North Trailhead in Oak Mtn State Park is an excellent hike for beginners or for a family that wants to enjoy a Sunday afternoon. This particular hike should only take an hour or two. You start the hike at the North Trailhead and walk a couple of hundred yards up the North Trailhead to the sign which marks the direction to Maggies Glen. You then follow the white trail towards Maggies Glen. The hike at this point is fairly level and quite relaxing. After traveling approximately a mile (the midpoint of the hike) you will be rewarded by reaching Maggies Glen. The Glen offers a great point to stop and rest. The Glen has benches which were built by a Boy Scout for his Eagle Scout project and has a lovely stream which produces very relaxing sounds as it flows over rocks in the area.Show more
#5 - Oak Mountain State Park White Trail
Oak Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(76)
Length: 12.2 mi • Est. 5 h 59 m
#6 - Kings Chair Overlook via Red Road
Oak Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(98)
Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
#7 - Tranquility Lake Loop via White Trail, Foothills Trail, and Cat Dog Snake
Oak Mountain State Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
#8 - Oak Mountain Tranquility Lake and White Trail Loop
Oak Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(38)
Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
Easy to follow andn definitely very strenuous in some areas. Several great views, make sure to watch trail markers.Show more
#9 - Oak Mountain Top Loop
Oak Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(55)
Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
Follow the Red Trail southwest to where the Red Trail reaches the Peavine Falls Road. Buchwacking south up to the Green Trail you can follow the Green Trail north back to the Red Trail. Follow Red Trail north until you reach the Yellow/White Connector. Take the connector until it reaches the Yellow (Foothills) Trail. Follow the Yellow (Foothills) Trail until it met the Treetop Nature Trail. Continue on the Treetop Nature Trail until you reach the parking lot where you parked.Show more
#10 - Oak Mountain Blue Trail and Red Road Loop
Oak Mountain State Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 55 m
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