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Great trail! Take Possum Loop to circle the quarry to see several great overlooks and to access the quarry itself.

Loved this trail. I stayed on the black creek trail and the trees and flowers were blooming. Very pretty and relaxing.

Short, quiet and beautiful. The dog liked it too! Fresh water pumps throughout

7 days ago

Sad to see the “pond” was a stagnant, unkept spot of water. Bamboo was down over the trail.

8 days ago

Good trails but the bridge is the best part in my opinion. The wildflowers were blooming on the trails and the river is always nice to look at

10 days ago

Visited today with a chihuahua and a lab puppy and we all had a blast! Took a turn a little early but the trails were well marked and we found our way easily (the detour was beautiful regardless). Even though I had to carry both pups by the end, we had an awesome time and took a break to enjoy the view.

I'm sure the trail is fine however the dead body found in the lake three weeks ago might disagree. PLEASE research area before deciding to wander in looking for a nice walk. Few months ago a lady was shot in the leg a few blocks away at 10:30 AM. Research for yourself before going.

Great trails with many optional detours. The main trail can get busy on weekends. A treasure to be found in Birmingham!

trail running
26 days ago

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!

1 month ago

If you are looking for a nice quiet walk in nature this is not the place. A good portion of cemetery trail butts right up against the I-65 right of way and the noise is horrendous. Listening to belching 18 wheelers whizzing by at 80 miles an hour ruined the whole experience for me.

trail running
2 months ago

Some neighborhood running, crossing a creek, and a moderate hill, but otherwise a beautiful exploration and trail!

Good trail I carried my entire family from 6-15 year old kids involved with mother and father in-law. Lot of people walking,running and biking.
The only issue was he bikers ridding at a very fast pace and you had to be very aware of them while hiking.

I don't known I would consider this a "trail." Spend the admission fee to explore the battleship, submarine and hanger. Well worth it. Tons of photo opportunities while learning about the US Navy and the role the battleship and submarine played in WWII. Many of the aircrafts in the hanger were on loan from the Pensacola Naval Air Mueseum so I am sure these are always changing so you will not likely see all the same artifacts and aircrafts every time. The only reason I did not give tgis 5 stars is because this was not a true trail to me and the real fun starts after paying for admission.

This one has some very challenging trails. It was difficult for me , I am not in the best physical condition however, I loved it! A favorite.

I discovered this trail by accident while out searching for somewhere to run. it's beautiful, off the street, and clean. highly recommended.

Walked this trail with my 16 year old son...the quarry was a nice reward. The trail is not too difficult but there are plenty of ways to go off trail and make it harder. Very clean, free from trash.

4 months ago

This can be a dangerous area. There are better areas close by in my opinion

Ruffner is really nice area, and is well marked.

Nice, plain trail for when you just want to get out for some air.

The map on the app looks like a combination of a lot of separate trails...no worries, as they are all good.

I will tell you: the ridge and valley trail is not a quaint stroll in the woods. If you aren't in at least moderate shape, save this one for later.

Ruffner Mtn. Has a lot of great trails, and it is hard to believe you are in the middle of a 1.1 million person metro area when you are on them.

The quarry trail isn't difficult, but there are a lot of nooks and crannies to explore once there (the quarry). Be forewarned: you will wondered why every post-apocalyptic movie isn't shot in BHAM while on the quarry floor.

A very nice municipal park for walking or jogging...and that is all it was ever intended to be. The one star reviews have me wondering whether the reviewer was expecting something else.

This is a sweet trail. Be careful on the back side of the quarry if you go that way.

Dangerous at night, high crime neighborhood. Day light provides a easy walk with many other walkers.

trail running
5 months ago

I ran here after a lot of rain so I didn’t have a great experience. At one segment you have to cross a creek which left me with some muddy shoes and blisters. Pretty trail, just wish it was longer with an option to bypass the water.

Nice place for a run, just not for me! I’m not into road running but if you are it will not disappoint!

If you truly want to spend the day immersed in nature and feel like your alone amongst the trees Ruffner is the place to go!

Pretty decent trail. Short but history laden. Museum is a must if you enjoy confederate history.

Very short loop around a small pond. But it is in the middle of a bamboo forest!! Very quiet and serene. If in the area it is something to enjoy for about 15 minutes. Not worth going out of way to hike. It is not a hike. It is a stroll around a little pond in the middle of a bamboo forest!

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