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Vulcan Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Birmingham, Alabama that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 68 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Road biking

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Reviews (116)
Photos (84)
Recordings (99)
Completed (203)
Katherine Nally
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WalkingGreat!

Very easy, flat, and mostly paved trail with beautiful views of downtown Birmingham

Lyndsey Beck
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Hiking

Great trail! Plenty of trash cans throughout and a few rocks to sit on when breaks are needed

Simone Junker
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Walking

This is a super easy walk with nice views of the city. Not sure why the trail is rated moderate as this is a nice flat walk.

Deb Jacks
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Hiking

Pretty good for an easy hike. Nice overlooks of Birmingham

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Leila Shaw
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Hiking

Easy walk with pretty views.

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Eric Biancalana
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Hiking

This is a walking trail not a “hike” in my mind, but it’s got beautiful views and it’s an awesome distance for a nice workout, bringing the dogs, or biking. Completely flat and well trafficked.

Celia Simpson
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Hiking

Nice walking trail. Pretty boring but it's nice to overlook the city

Scott Cavanaugh
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Hiking

Great walking trail. Awesome views of Birmingham during this time of year. Easy to follow with well graded surface. Perfect for the family.

Melissa M.
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Hiking

Great views of Birmingham, trail is mostly paved, folks please leash your dogs so everyone can enjoy public spaces!

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Mario Artecona
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Hiking

Terrific town hike. Not too steep and great views of the city...the parking lot down by Green Springs has absolutely no signage. I am grateful to the commenter here or we would have never found the lower trail head. They have a huge parking lot and a great trailhead but i'm guessing no one knows about it. Shame.

Caty Wilhelm
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Hiking

Very flat and easy trail. Nice views of Birmingham

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Kelly Thomas
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Hiking

Very flat travel with paved and gravel areas. Take hat or sunglasses due to large amount of sunlight on the trail.

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Kate Lamey
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Hiking

Very dog friendly, great shade

Case Morton
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Hiking

Beautiful views and easy walking. Follow the paved road until it becomes gravel and keep going.

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Laura Power
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Hiking

This trail was great! Paved or gravel the whole way, so it was pretty easy. Excellent views of downtown. The app glitches on me, so I lost about a mile's worth of data.

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Paulette Clements
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Nice hike. Flat. Great for dogs and kids.

Steven Wiegman
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Walking

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!

Jamey R
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Running

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.

Elliott Pike
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Road biking

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.

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

Ross Bugbee
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Running

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

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

Tom Kendrick
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Running

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!

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

James Screven
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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.

Kala Hudson
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Easy walk

Amy ♡.
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Walking

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.

Ryan Chechani
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Road biking

Short trail, amazing views of the city

Richard D Highnote
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Good trail but didn't feel the safest.

David N Renae McIntosh
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Hiking

Great trail but I recommend a firearm.

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