Ruffner Mountain Quarry Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews

Ruffner Mountain Quarry Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Birmingham, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
764 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
2 days ago

1 month ago

2 months ago

Great trail

3 months ago

Great trail for a day hike. Easy and enjoyable. Would go again. Still a lot left to explore on the trail. Safe and not super busy.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

One of my new favorite hikes!

5 months ago

Awesome hiking

hiking
5 months ago

Super crowded but a great hike with the kids!

5 months ago

awesome hiking experience.

birding
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

First hike, it was a very physical one. Beautiful views from the overlook. Seemed all up hill both ways lol.

hiking
7 months ago

There's nothing quite like a true nature hike in the middle of a city. The sunset from the quarry is incredible.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

The perfect loop to do in 2 hours with a dog! We loved the view of Birmingham and the incredible quarry. Lots of friendly hikers were enjoying the beautiful fall Sunday, but the trail never seemed crowded.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

This is one of my favorite hikes in the city! Ruffner is Birmingham's best kept secret! This trail offers great views and is a great walk!

Thursday, June 02, 2016

hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Ruffner Mountain is one of the best kept secrets in Birmingham. The quarry trail is moderate in difficulty and the quarry is a good place to explore. A good way to kill a couple of hours enjoying the outdoors.