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Jemison Park Nature Trail is a 3.4 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.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 114 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Partially paved

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Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Kelli Buchanan
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Excellent place to walk - mostly flat and paved with options for dirt path along the brook/river. Well maintained and safe with people who walk, jog, run and hang out! Highly recommend!

Olivia Williams
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This trail is one of my favorite trails in Bham. I’d say about 90% of the trail is shaded so it’s great for these dreadful hot summers. There are benches along the stream to sit and take a break from your walk/run. All around great trail!

Nova Biggs
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UPDATE: The correct map now displayed. I live in the area and have walked in Jemison Park numerous times. THIS IS NOT A HIKE! It is mostly a sidewalk path with spontaneous bouts of nature in a rural area. The mapped recording provided here is not even in the park for most of the walk, it leads to a residential neighborhood where the sidewalks end and you’re walking on the street for much of the time. The actual Jemison Park Trail is an approximate 3.5 mile out and back trail and is a nice neighborhood park to get some daily exercise. The map provided here starts at 1/2 mile into the park trail and doesn’t include that first 1/2 mile at all. Update: After suggesting an edit thru the app, the correct map is now displayed.

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Keats Rivas
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Some neighborhood running, crossing a creek, and a moderate hill, but otherwise a beautiful exploration and trail!

John Norris
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A very nice municipal park for walking or jogging...and that is all it was ever intended to be. The one star reviews have me wondering whether the reviewer was expecting something else.

Anna Bittle
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Running

I ran here after a lot of rain so I didn’t have a great experience. At one segment you have to cross a creek which left me with some muddy shoes and blisters. Pretty trail, just wish it was longer with an option to bypass the water.

Bill Watters
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Walking

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

Timothy Horne
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Walking

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.

Cheryl Brewer
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Walking

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!

Anna Marie Bittle
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Running

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.

Maria Alonso
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Running

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

Trey Noland
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Walking

Good walk. Can go up Balmoral and back down Overbrook if you want to add some hills.

Mike Brett
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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.

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Anitra Rochell
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Kelly Marshall
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Kelly Marshall
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Chasity Gilmer
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Heather Larsen
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Heather Larsen
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Anitra Rochell
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Kelly Marshall
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Chasity Gilmer
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Chance Watkins
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Chance Watkins
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Frank Edwards
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Tom Sitzman
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