Vulcan Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews
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Vulcan Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Birmingham, Alabama that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
68 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

road biking

views

walking
22 days ago

For an Alabama trail, this one is very nice. Not hard at all, and offers some cool views of downtown Birmingham.
Worth the while to go up the steps to Vulcan Park and view the city/take photos from up there!

trail running
1 month ago

There is a western trailhead located just off of Greensprings Highway with parking, but it is a bit hard to find at first. It’s located just across from the Goodwill location and next to Hubbard. Entry is marked with a small Kiwanis sign by the road.

This parking area certainly makes the trail much more convenient to access from this side of town.

My wife set out to run it during lunchtime recently but found it a bit too isolated to feel comfortable running alone.

road biking
1 month ago

We rode our bikes on this trail. A good portion of it is paved and relatively level. Occasionally you would get a great view of the city but for the most part you're looking at kudzu. Eventually, the trail turns into from pavement to gravel and your in a more wooded environment. Nice little urban trail though.

1 month ago

As urban walking trails go, it's one of the best. accessible to suburbs, great views of city, parking for visitors, its free...

trail running
1 month ago

Fantastic now that the trail has been completed. Can’t recommend it more highly.

2 months ago

the completed trail is so much fun to walk the dog on. my new favorite trail in Birmingham

trail running
4 months ago

The trail is now complete from Vulcan Park to Green Springs Highway. The path is easy and flat, but the run up Red Mountain to the trail justifies the moderate rating. (There is a parking lot at the trail.). The view of Birmingham justifies the fourth star. Nice addition to the Red Rock Trail System!

10 months ago

Trail is currently closed for construction. I had to give a star to comment so don't have a rating yet!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Nice trail to walk, run, or bike, decent views of city. This is fully paved so "trail" is subjective. This trail is also totally flat so I'm not sure why it's ranked as moderate.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Easy walk

walking
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

I didn't really like this trail. It was too short. The parking space is too small. People blocking people in. It was just too crowded.
I liked the view of the city, the vulcan, the wbrc sign. That's about it.

road biking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Short trail, amazing views of the city

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Good trail but didn't feel the safest.

hiking
Thursday, September 10, 2015

Great trail but I recommend a firearm.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Good trail. Always bring someone with you. It's not the safest area.

walking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Friday, April 07, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

hiking
Saturday, September 24, 2016