Pipeline, Quarry, and Ridge & Valley Trails Loop

MODERATE 26 reviews

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.

Distance: 6.0 miles Elevation Gain: 948 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

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views

wild flowers

Please consider donating to the Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve. The preserve does not receive any public funding. If you are entering from Ruffner Road, please respect neighbors and do not block driveways, enter private property, or park incorrectly. Entering from the main entrance on 81st Street is advised. Free trail maps and point-of-interest guides are available in the park gift shop, as well as some live animals native to the area such as snakes, lizards, turtles and even a flying squirrel. There are also several native animals housed outside the gift shop such as owls, hawks and possums.

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

2 months ago

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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9 months ago

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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Friday, December 29, 2017

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.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

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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Friday, September 30, 2016

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

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Beautiful. Up and down the mountainside.

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