Ruffner Mountain: Buckeye Trail to Lizard Loop

EASY 10 reviews

Ruffner Mountain: Buckeye Trail to Lizard Loop is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Birmingham, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
531 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

2 months ago

This is a combination of a number of trails at Ruffner, notably Buckeye, Pipeline, and Lizard Loop. Buckeye is solid moderate plus, as it is mostly a straight up the mountain. The other two are only sporadically used (compared to other Ruffner trails) and could use a little maintenance, but are basically pretty flat. However, due to some loose rocks, I wouldn’t advise the western part of the Pipeline trail for older hikers/walkers. Do not use tennis shoes on this portion...wear hiking shoes. The eastern half of the Pipeline trail gets very little traffic, and is a great place to see wild turkeys and other wildlife. Lizard Loop is a nice walk in the woods with some old growth trees forming something of a ‘cathedral’ at the curve in the lollipop.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

This was great place!!

hiking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

FYI....this is not a easy trail if you're just a beginner hiker. The hike back to the top is a straight incline of over a mile with twists and turns.

hiking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

moderate trail with a lot of twists. The incline back to the top of the trail will definitely test your legs

trail running
Monday, March 16, 2015

Buckeye was great. Moderately Hard. Lizard Loop was fairly easy.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, September 01, 2015