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Pipeline, Quarry, and Ridge & Valley Trails Loop

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Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

Pipeline, Quarry, and Ridge & Valley Trails Loop is a 6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Birmingham, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.0 mi Elevation gain 948 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Forest Views Wild flowers
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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: https://ruffnermountain.org/visit/#trailslink.

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Todd LaPore
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Renee Cheek
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Paulette Clements
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Trail marked well. Still some overgrown areas. Great hike!!!

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Joshua Payne
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This is a great trail for day hike. Views are awesome and the trail is in great shape. The ridge and valley trail is rough. Lot of up and down. Trail has a lot of rocks and roots in it. That was only tough section for me. Highly recommend this one

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Shea McAllister
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Long trail mainly in the woods! The quarry view is really cool though. There are a lot of old mines around and some pretty wildflowers if you take the time to look! We hike here often, just follow the signs!

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Johnny Tucker
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I really like this park. The overlook at the quarry is a big draw, but the sunrise thru the trees on the Orange trail is spectacular.(Sunrays & spiderwebs) I normally do the White to Yellow then loop back for 6 miles or.......if Im feeling frisky, White to Yellow to Orange. There are really only 4 uphills on Orange but be ready.

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Stephanie Perez
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This one has some very challenging trails. It was difficult for me , I am not in the best physical condition however, I loved it! A favorite.

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John Norris
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The map on the app looks like a combination of a lot of separate trails...no worries, as they are all good. I will tell you: the ridge and valley trail is not a quaint stroll in the woods. If you aren't in at least moderate shape, save this one for later.

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Andy Shu
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Parked at the ballpark and hiked straight up to the bluff right at sunset, gorgeous views!!

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Jennifer Stiltner
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Love this place and they have many trails to hike. Beautiful!!

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George Kidwell
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Beautiful. Up and down the mountainside.

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Hank Spencer
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Lynn Elgin
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Glen Peterson
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Brad Pickel
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David Crain
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Susie Reese
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Mark Christie
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Todd Murner
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n c
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Mike Smith
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Jamiel Ogden
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Lynn Elgin
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The Handals
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Brandon Haley
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Kenzie Coggins
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Diane Rouse
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Witt McLeod
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Carter Hudgins
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JP Caste
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