Take A Hike – Literally! Top 7 Hiking Spots In Bham

June 20, 2016

Hiking in Birmingham

Summertime in Alabama can be HOT – but it sure is a prime season for hiking. Birmingham is known for its hilly and mountainous area which makes it perfect for you to stretch our little legs and fill your lungs with the fresh air. Get out of the house this summer, enjoy nature and be prepared to sweat! Take a look at the 7 best hiking spots in the Magic City.

Ruffner Mountain

Walking, hiking, or running – you choose! Enjoy the incredible mountainous views at and make sure to bring a camera to capture Birmingham’s stunning skyline!

Oak Mountain State Park

Known as one of the largest state parks in Alabama, you must visit! It is a favorite because of its unique beauty and over 50 miles of hiking trails. You will never get bored as this lovely park.

Tannehill Loop

Pioneer cabins, furnaces, a cotton gin, and a working gristmill are popular attractions to this park, but the trails are what make it! Bring a tent and camp out with the whole family!

Moss Rock Preserve

This 349-acre hot spot is a gorgeous choice for hiking year-round! Hugh boulders, waterfalls, and streams are all apart of this preserve. It is truly a hidden paradise.

Red Mountain Park

You will never want to leave if you go to Red Mountain. From beautiful trails to a zip line, you will indeed get the full experience. Bring your pup to the dog park and let it make friends too!

Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

Not only are the trails worth exploring, but what makes this preserve really awesome is the big swimming hole! Bring your swim trunks and take a dip in the cool water when you finish your hike! Talk about refreshing!

Jemison Park Nature Trail

This park is located in the heart of Mountain Brook running through beautiful scenic neighborhoods. A canopy of trees keep the path shaded and cool in the Summer, so you never have to worry about getting too hot. This is a perfect “lunch break” getaway!

Don’t forget your water – Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate!