Explore the most popular Wildlife 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.

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.

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
1 month ago

super fun trail narrow in places

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Great hike but still not marked very well!

Favorite trail in Birmingham. Worth it every time.

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.

The best urban nature preserve in the world!!

hiking
4 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
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.

hiking
4 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
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.

hiking
4 months ago

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

Combo of Blue to White from the waterfall!

Great trail even for a cold, windy 35 degree weather day mid January. Went to Cambrian Overlook and the other Overlook past that. Brought hot coffee and a PB&J and sat at the top overlook to have a snack. Wonderful time!

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.

awesome area, well maintained trails and a ton of cute activity areas for kids. Not too bad of a walk up to the overlook, but a little muddy today! bring some good boots:)

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:)

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.

pick this trail up during the eureka mine trail.

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