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Ruffner is really nice area, and is well marked.

The map on the app looks like a combination of a lot of separate trails...no worries, as they are all good.

I will tell you: the ridge and valley trail is not a quaint stroll in the woods. If you aren't in at least moderate shape, save this one for later.

Ruffner Mtn. Has a lot of great trails, and it is hard to believe you are in the middle of a 1.1 million person metro area when you are on them.

The quarry trail isn't difficult, but there are a lot of nooks and crannies to explore once there (the quarry). Be forewarned: you will wondered why every post-apocalyptic movie isn't shot in BHAM while on the quarry floor.

This is a sweet trail. Be careful on the back side of the quarry if you go that way.

If you truly want to spend the day immersed in nature and feel like your alone amongst the trees Ruffner is the place to go!

The trails are well marked and modern. We will come back again. We did the white and orange trail. It takes 3 miles for both trail.

Lizard Loop is a fairly level 1 mile loop. Great canopy of trees and plants. Gravel trail in parts but narrows to a dirt path that feels more secluded.