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Marian Harnach Nature Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Birmingham, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 114 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips




wild flowers


Due to COVID-19 the following changes have been made effective March 25, 2020 in an effort to reduce overcrowding of trails and parking areas : - Trail and Parking Hours - 8:00am - 6:00pm, Tuesday through Sunday. - Access to Trails is permitted for the following: Residents of the City of Birmingham, Members, and Employees of a Business Member All visitors must adhere to the following rules: 1.) Once the parking lot is full, the preserve is closed for additional visitors. 2.) Do not park on 81st Street or in a non-designated parking spot. 3.) No group congregations. 4.) No organized group activities. 5.) Social distancing is required at all times. 6.) Pack-out all trash and follow Leave No Trace Principles. 7.) If you have an emergency, call 911. If these changes and guidelines are not followed, the preserve will be forced to close all parking— trails will only be open to those within walking distance of Ruffner Mountain. The Ruffner Mountain Preserve does not receive any public funding, therefore donations for trail use and memberships are encouraged. Please consider donating to the preserve upon each use of the trails or signing up for a membership. Additional information is available on the preserve's website here:

Wed May 30 2018

Great for kids and a nice ‘entry level’ hike.

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