Explore the most popular Trail Running trails near Birmingham with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

pretty nice bouldering please near downtown

Easy ride. Beautiful woodlands on both sides of trail.

Great paved trail for running/walking

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!

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rocky
1 month ago

super fun trail narrow in places

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no shade
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

Great hike but still not marked very well!

walking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
4 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.

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.

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
4 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.

Combo of Blue to White from the waterfall!

walking
5 months ago

I would call this a track not really a trail. It made for a decent Sunday walk, but not much to look at.

Parked at Simmons school Trailhead. Followed oranges blazes to High Falls and then to where the trail came out on Chapel Rd Was marked well. Beautiful!

Beautiful views, but very hard to stay on the loop as trail marks are confusing. Got off on side trail few times. Thanks to blue gps dot on the AllTrails app that I could find my way back. Otherwise five star trail. Will do it again.

4 stars only given due to confusing trail markers. See notes at bottom. Truly beautiful preserve, could spend all day here meandering through the creeks and very serene. Fall colors are still out. Be careful of slippery rocks. There is no map posted at trailhead. It looks like there is an attempt to make it easier by putting small signs with main spots noted (frog pond, high cliffs, boulder field). But, the trees are also color coded and did not match the trails posted on this App. We followed this route and made it about half way (to the turtle rock) with no problems. After that, there was no clearly defined trail, so not sure if the original maker bushwhacked or just over time this trail wasn’t used. Needless to say, we ended up getting out via the Powerline Trail, which borders a neighborhood. So, overall give yourself time to explore this place as our mileage (after getting off trail) was closer to 4 miles.

Fall colors are still popping but not much longer. Perfect 60 degree day for a walk with the dog and son:)

Beautiful short hike in the middle of Vestavia. Delightful!

Great park in the city, good for all skill levels.

Easy 7 mile hike/walk. Had to stop several times to remove gravel from my shoes though.

about half way through you can pick up Grace's Gap trail also. we did that and came back to same form and continued the rest of the miners trail.

Simmons parking lot up the Orange. Crossed the Creek to the White. Up the boulder field then back down the blue. Took the Orange to the falls and then back to the car. Good time with Jamie and Camo.

This trail is great for biking. The trail has a slight slope at times but it is easy. It is mostly shady and was not busy. My husband and I enjoyed it.

its okay.. but not as free range as id like.

if you're familiar with the maps and trails that's great but a lot of places truly need blazing. very easy to switch to a different trail however I absolutely love love love this preserve

Most poorly marked trails I have ever been on. Did not even know what trail I was on till i was well into the woods. Lots of trails that branch off and you have no idea which one to take. Had to eventually pull out my All Trails app so I could figure out how to get out.

Some easy and flat trails, and some that are more of a “hike”. Good variety for running,walking or hiking. Very shady too!

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