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Vulcan Trail

MODERATE 60 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

walking

partially paved

views

hiking
8 days ago

Very flat and easy trail. Nice views of Birmingham

hiking
10 days ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Very dog friendly, great shade

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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.

11 months ago

Nice hike. Flat. Great for dogs and kids.

walking
Mon Jul 30 2018

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!

running
Tue Jul 17 2018

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
Sun Jul 08 2018

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.

Sat Jul 07 2018

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

running
Mon Jul 02 2018

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

Fri Jun 01 2018

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

running
Tue Mar 27 2018

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!

Sat Sep 30 2017

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

Thu Jul 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.

Mon May 15 2017

Easy walk

walking
Wed Jan 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
Sun Jul 10 2016

Short trail, amazing views of the city

Wed Jun 08 2016

Good trail but didn't feel the safest.

hiking
Thu Sep 10 2015

Great trail but I recommend a firearm.

Tue Jul 14 2015

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

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