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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching. 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

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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.

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3 days ago

Good hike up to the kings chair yesterday. Was not crowded at all and actually was surprised I was the only one at the top when I got there. Trail is a little eroded and slippery in spots. Made it a little tricky in the down hill sections. Was a challenging hike for me but look forward to doing it again.

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rocky
5 days ago

Beautiful trail, be sure to take the extra 0.3 mile off trail towards the kings chair overlook. Pretty view at the top and a few small creek crossings on the way down.

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rocky
15 days ago

Great loop. If you want a little more challenge and less traffic try ascending red trail to the red/blue connector. Then descend blue trail after enjoying the overlooks. The trail info sign has fallen over at the end of the red/blue connector. Still visible though. Great views from the various overlooks. Expect crowds at the chair.

hiking
17 days ago

Great trail, well marked. I didn’t see the overlook really through the trees even where it had a sign that said “overlook” but it was still a beautiful hike. Start to finish with breaks took me 1 hr 41 min.

hiking
25 days ago

Probably the best hike in the park. Elevation and distance make this a solid little workout. You can extend it (and you should, theres more scenery this way) by staying on the wider red trail a bit longer than the most direct route and then looping back to your left to return to the blue trail. The overlook is pretty great despite it being mostly just tree tops. If you go in the winter, expect a sea of brown as your overlook, however.

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fee
29 days ago

Great trail. Even though it has some elevation and length, it is easy with a great view.

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fee
29 days ago

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30 days ago

Good bit of elevation change. some down trees on path from recent storm but most are cleared. Nice hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Really fun trail with great view but can be a little crowded and have to share with mountain bikers. Overall a good trail to a good view

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! Can be challenging at times with the elevation change but nothing someone of average physical fitness can’t handle.

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1 month ago

Great little hike

hiking
1 month ago

Great trial with moderate elevation change.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, we went up the Blue trail, then used the Blue-Red connector to come down to the Red trail to exit. About 4.5 total. Was a good day. Beginning is steep but good for our first “moderate” trail as a family. Not too shabby!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Be ready for elevation change and hill climbs.

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muddy
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great views!

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fee
rocky
3 months ago

Extraordinary

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3 months ago

This was a great hike! There were lots of good scenic vistas on top of the mountain. The trail was well worn and very well marked. Mostly smooth, with only a few blow downs. The kings chair over look is fantastic. There are several places to sit and rest and look out for miles. I will definitely come back and hike this trail again! A 4K time warp video of the entire trail at HikingAlabama.com

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muddy
4 months ago

Had a great time hiking this trail, not long but well worth the trip to the view!

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muddy
4 months ago

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rocky
4 months ago

This was an awesome trail to go on! The views are spectacular and it doesn’t take all day to do it. One of the favorite trails for me and my dog!

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rocky
4 months ago

Great walking surfaces, wide and pretty flat, at the beginning of the trail head. Terrain becomes more steep and rocky as you work your way inward by the elevation change, approx 600 ft, is worth the hike for the views at the top. You’re above the birds. Visit: 11.1.19

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rocky
4 months ago

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muddy
washed out
5 months ago

This trail is 4.9 miles vs the 4.2 that it shows on the app. Trail conditions are pretty good. The trail is steep on the way up and washed out in many areas. The view at the top is amazing. Most of the trail down is on an established road. Many mountain bikers speeding by.

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5 months ago

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