Kings Chair Loop is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pelham, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
734 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

The Kings Chair has a great view. Start Blue trail at North Trailhead take to Kings Chair out and back continue on Blue trail to Red Blue connector. Then Red trail back to trailhead.

hiking
29 days ago

We did this in Reverse today, Going red first gave us a chance to get warmed up before tackling the hills. Great trails, well marked and the view at the Chair was wonderful. Cant wait to see it again when the leaves start changing and the streams fill up.

There is Overflow parking just past North Trailhead parking.

2 months ago

Beautiful view, highly recommend! There are multiple ways to hike to King's Chair. Great trails across this entire park with lots of connectors. Not difficult to hike, well maintained.

3 months ago

Best view I’ve found in the area!! Worth it. Definitely steep and uphill.

4 months ago

Nice view when you get to the rim.

5 months ago

This was a great trail, but the hike out from the north trailhead is in the “moderate plus” range. That threw me off a little, as the first mile out was a lot more exercise than I was expecting from a “moderate” trail. After you get to the spot where the red connector meets, it is someplace in between easy and moderate. As a comparison, going out was similar in effort to the “ridge and valley” trail at Ruffner. However, the view at the top is the best in town.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful trail! Had trouble actually finding kings chair but otherwise a great hike

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful view! would definitely come again

backpacking
5 months ago

though it rained pretty hard, me and my fiancé LOVED this park! the trails are awesome and the views are beautiful!! even the staff are extremely sweet!!! will definitely come back!

hiking
7 months ago

This is one of my favorite hikes in the Birmingham area. Certainly a fun date with a semi-difficult hike to the top (depending on your activity level) and a very rewarding view at the end. I certainly recommend taking your time at the top of King's Chair so be sure to factor that into your allotted hiking time. It is great for dogs and offers a stunning view of the Chelsea area. It is always breezy at the top of King's chair, so plan accordingly.

hiking
8 months ago

My wife and I enjoyed this great little hike. Well marked and maintained trail.

9 months ago

Nice challenging trail! Worth the hike!

9 months ago

Great hike today with family

10 months ago

It was good:)

11 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fairly easy route. Steep climb right out of North Trailhead. A lot of exposed tree roots. Great view and peaceful once you get to King’s Chair. Fairly easy hike out. Decided to skip Red-blue connector and go to orange connector so as to pass plane crash site. Nothing really to see. Took orange connector to Red road for feeder trail out to north trailhead. Red road is gentle downhill descent with a lot of gullies. Overall it was a good trail. Bring camera for great pics on overlooks.

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

This trial had steep hills and the views were so rewarding.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Best hike at Oak Mountain. King's Chair is relaxing and has great view.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Great trail

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