Looking for a great trail in Red Mountain Park, Alabama? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Red Mountain Park ranging from 2.4 to 5.3 miles and from 698 to 954 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
rocky
1 month ago

super fun trail narrow in places

hiking
3 months ago

Parking was crowed but there are so many trails that it was not crowded once we started hiking. Interesting area, trails were easy and well marked. Lots of trails crisscrossing did get a little confusing. Trails are numbered so paper map would help. Good area for exercise if you live nearby

hiking
3 months ago

This is a good trail for a calm afternoon, not a challenge. This park is great on the week days but gets way too crowded for my taste on the weekends. I would rate this trail for a Friday afternoon light traffic, which is great for a reactive dog (like I have) to get some exercise.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked this trail last weekend and enjoyed every minute of it! We planned on only doing the 4 mile hike on the other side of the park and ended up at Grace’s Gap Overlook making it a total of 10 miles! We will definitely be back!

Great trails and a great park , very well maintained. Smythe trail was the hardest going up hill but it was not as challenging as I expected. Highly recommend to explore all the trails in the park.

hiking
4 months ago

Very easy trail to check out some of the mines at the park. Went a week ago and there were a few muddy spots but otherwise it was a nice trail

Very easy hiking, trail is mostly flat. Trail is well maintained and wide.

hiking
4 months ago

Great park with awesome trails. All the trails are well maintained and tons of old mining buildings and mines to check out

awesome area, well maintained trails and a ton of cute activity areas for kids. Not too bad of a walk up to the overlook, but a little muddy today! bring some good boots:)

Great park in the city, good for all skill levels.

pick this trail up during the eureka mine trail.

about half way through you can pick up Grace's Gap trail also. we did that and came back to same form and continued the rest of the miners trail.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hike, good views of downtown Bham

hiking
9 months ago

Mostly just old mining roads. There are some incredibly interesting things in the park. Old mines, confidence courses, tree houses with swinging bridges. The cutoff trails are really nice but the main “trails” are lots of gravel road walking.

hiking
10 months ago

Easy trail, with a nice swinging bridge to check out right before the overlook.

Some easy and flat trails, and some that are more of a “hike”. Good variety for running,walking or hiking. Very shady too!

hiking
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Nice well groomed fairly easy trail system. Trails are flat or with gradual grade changes for the most part because it travels along old mining trails. Park has a zip line, rope course, climbing tower, dog park and a few other attractions for kids if they’re open. Trails are well marked but the names and numbering are a bit confusing.

A wonderful park with well marked and maintained trails. Neat little attractions such as the Tree House and Grace’s Gap are scattered throughout and the views are amazing. There are many historical artifacts in the park and some signage denoting the history. If you become a member you can take a guided history tour where you’ll hear numerous interesting stories from a local historian. I haven’t done the zip line adventure but know many who have that thoroughly enjoyed it.

hiking
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Loved this trail. not only was the scenery gorgeous but the history with this park was interesting.

walking
Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Red Mountain Park is a good time and is perfect for a Sunday afternoon hike. Don't expect too much in the way of a challenge, and the red mud can be a pain to get out of your clothing. The view from Grace's Gap is decent and offers a fun stroll past some cool attractions.

hiking
Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Great trail. Well travled even in the cold weather. We went Jan 7, 2018. Moderate trail with hills and lots of roots. Great view from Graces Gap and lots of chances to take pictures and see historical mine entrances and other building remains. Port a pottys at entrance. Lots of people take their dogs walking here.

trail running
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Great for running. Very flat and peaceful.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Love this trail. You pass a lot of fun things on the way, and it’s an easy enough walk. The overlook itself isn’t crazy spectacular, but you get an interesting view of the city from an angle you might not be used to seeing it from.

Very easy hike. Great place to start or practice adding weight for new backpackers.

A truly special place....have no idea what all the trail names are, I just decide which direction and take off.

trail running
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Amazing park! Well marked, tons of trails, super cute tree forts, and great views (Grace's Gap)! Would return for sure.

trail running
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

I absolutely loved this trail, and Red Mountain Park in general is a wonderful place to spend the day! Great view of downtown Birmingham!

trail running
Thursday, November 02, 2017

This is my go to spot in the city for trail running! Plenty of elevation gain with amazing wooded single tracks throughout the park!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The look out was not very good. But on the way up there is a swinging gate bridge that was fun and a tree house look out that you could get a view of the city.

hiking
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The view was a wonderful reward!!

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