Jemison Park Nature Trail

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Jemison Park Nature Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Birmingham, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
252 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

1 month ago

2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

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

walking
5 months ago

walking
5 months ago

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
7 months ago

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!

hiking
8 months ago

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10 months ago

trail running
11 months ago

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.

11 months ago

trail running
Friday, May 13, 2016

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

walking
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

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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Monday, August 27, 2012