Looking for a great trail near Birmingham, Alabama? AllTrails has 36 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Oak Mountain State Park or Tannehill State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve or Lane Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 20 easy trails in Birmingham ranging from 0.7 to 7 miles and from 498 to 1,122 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Easy ride. Beautiful woodlands on both sides of trail.

walking
2 days ago

Went here In April 2019 to see the birds. Great park. Lovely area. Lots of water fowl.

Overall a great trail. Trail markers are a bit faded and the loop around the quary seemed a little unused making me think that it may be a closed trail, however there was no fallen tree on the trail, so I assumed it was still open. Take caution when doing the quary loop. Extremely narrow and smooth rocks paired with a 50ft drop may be risky on a wet day.

Nice up and down hills in mostly tree shaded hike. Enjoyed the trail.

Great paved trail for running/walking

05/07/2019 A wonderfully vigorous hike! Some areas of the trail were slightly overgrown but still penetrable. I imagine this will become more of an issue as the spring/summer progresses. The trail is mostly well marked and easy to follow.

Trail is well maintained and beautiful. However the trail markings are difficult to follow at times. Will definitely come back!

Did some trail jumping to extend my hike and this place is beautiful! Solid elevation changes and some really cool rock formations along the way. There’s also an impressive line of running waterfalls that intersects most of the trails. Definitely recommend this one!

hiking
rocky
26 days ago

super fun trail narrow in places

hiking
no shade
29 days ago

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Great hike but still not marked very well!

Favorite trail in Birmingham. Worth it every time.

UPDATE: The correct map now displayed. I live in the area and have walked in Jemison Park numerous times. THIS IS NOT A HIKE! It is mostly a sidewalk path with spontaneous bouts of nature in a rural area. The mapped recording provided here is not even in the park for most of the walk, it leads to a residential neighborhood where the sidewalks end and you’re walking on the street for much of the time. The actual Jemison Park Trail is an approximate 3.5 mile out and back trail and is a nice neighborhood park to get some daily exercise. The map provided here starts at 1/2 mile into the park trail and doesn’t include that first 1/2 mile at all. Update: After suggesting an edit thru the app, the correct map is now displayed.

This is a great trail for day hike. Views are awesome and the trail is in great shape. The ridge and valley trail is rough. Lot of up and down. Trail has a lot of rocks and roots in it. That was only tough section for me. Highly recommend this one

A nice walk in the woods

hiking
1 month 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.

Long trail mainly in the woods! The quarry view is really cool though. There are a lot of old mines around and some pretty wildflowers if you take the time to look! We hike here often, just follow the signs!

The best urban nature preserve in the world!!

The best urban nature preserve in the world!!

The best urban nature preserve in the world!!

hiking
3 months ago

Parking was crowed but there are so many trails that it was not crowded once we started hiking. Interesting area, trails were easy and well marked. Lots of trails crisscrossing did get a little confusing. Trails are numbered so paper map would help. Good area for exercise if you live nearby

hiking
3 months ago

This is a good trail for a calm afternoon, not a challenge. This park is great on the week days but gets way too crowded for my taste on the weekends. I would rate this trail for a Friday afternoon light traffic, which is great for a reactive dog (like I have) to get some exercise.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy afternoon walk thru the woods with my bride. Talking and dreaming of Colorado.

Some area looked like a little fairy land with the big boulders and all the moss. The white trail was not marked very well in some areas. We got off the trail somehow and ended up on the power line trail. Ended up doing a 6 mile hike instead of a 3 mile. Enjoyed the area though.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this trail last weekend and enjoyed every minute of it! We planned on only doing the 4 mile hike on the other side of the park and ended up at Grace’s Gap Overlook making it a total of 10 miles! We will definitely be back!

Great trails and a great park , very well maintained. Smythe trail was the hardest going up hill but it was not as challenging as I expected. Highly recommend to explore all the trails in the park.

hiking
3 months ago

Very easy trail to check out some of the mines at the park. Went a week ago and there were a few muddy spots but otherwise it was a nice trail

Very easy hiking, trail is mostly flat. Trail is well maintained and wide.

hiking
3 months ago

Great park with awesome trails. All the trails are well maintained and tons of old mining buildings and mines to check out

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