Blue Trail (South Rim Trail)

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Blue Trail (South Rim Trail) is a 14.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pelham, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,139 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
21 days ago

Parked one car at the Peavine parking lot. Second car back to the North Trailhead. Up the Blue in the super muggy humid 93 degree joy known as Alabama Summer to Kings Chair. Great view but super sun exposed and hot at the top. Blue trail in the shade the entire way across the park. I like the traverse here on the Blue better than the White just due to the shade. Took the Blue/White connector down to the creek and finished the trail staying to the right at every fork. The last quarter mile was a brutal straight uphill assault but we survived. 7.8 miles of awesomeness hanging with my great friend Holice. Will definitely do this again soon.

8 months ago

good workout getting up the mountain, definitely worth it once you're up on the ridge

trail running
8 months ago

Awesome workout. Starts off rough coming from the north trail. Ran/walked/hiked from the gate to Kings Bridge lookout and back. The view is worth it. Yall weren’t lying when you rated it “difficult.”

trail running
8 months ago

good workout!

Monday, February 27, 2017

The overlook is something you don't wanna miss out on!! Make sure to make your way to the falls because it is beautiful. The views are definitely worth the challenge

hiking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Beautiful scenes, some parts test your abilities but this is a fairly easy hike. I'll be back soon, loved the overlook views!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

❤️

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Relatively easy out and back. Moderate elevation change worth a puff or two. Fun trail with wildflowers so "stop and smell the roses" along the way.

hiking
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Nice trail with some steep incline but lots of soft pine needle trail as well.

hiking
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I hiked the northern half of this trail, then used the Orange connector and the white trail to loop back to the trailhead. Don't skip out on the King's Chair, Eagle's Nest, or the other periodic overlooks because they offer some of the best views in the park.

hiking
Monday, September 17, 2012

I hiked this trail yesterday. The first 1 1/2 miles were tough, all straight up. There were a lot of tree roots and loose rocks. I did first half of the blue trail, the orange connector and down the white trail.

hiking
Sunday, January 30, 2011

Hiked this trail yesterday with my GF, we had one light pack and some walking sticks. We started at the north trailhead and hiked the blue trail to Peavine Falls. The beginning part of the hike was strenuous with many steep climbs and drops. Once you get to the halfway point you are going along the the ridge of the mountain and the trail gets much easier, pretty much downhill from here. Good trail, we did the white trail on the way back from the falls and is a more scenic route.

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