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BMRR South Branch Trail

Birmingham, AL

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Jemison Park Nature Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Good walk. Can go up Balmoral and back down Overbrook if you want to add some hills.

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Ruffner Mtn Nature Park Loop Hike
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

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Ruffner Mountain Quarry Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

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Moss Rock Preserve Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

not long, easy walks. decent rocks

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Moss Rock Preserve Trail
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18 Completed 5 Reviews

Beautiful hike, lots of boulders, perfect for rock climbing.

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BMRR South Branch Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

there a tons if hiking trails. I done 7 miles on 03/09/14 here. stages for all levels of terrain from easy to hard.

overall a great place.

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Ruffner Mountain Quarry Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

one of several great little hikes in this park. very pretty views, especially in the fall. also several Geo caches here!

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Moss Rock Preserve Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I love this place because it is so close to my house and I can get a good two to three hour hike in. The Boulders are the most popular but there are other spots that I believe are even more beautiful because they are away from the crowd and you have to some what hike to get to them.

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Ruffner Mountain Quarry Trail
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22 Completed 14 Reviews

Fun little trail in Ruffner Park with great views once you break out on the ridge. Has the added fun of a scramble in the abandonned quarry at the end. Find your own limit of height and exposure! One of my favorite hikes in Alabama so far.

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Jemison Park Nature Trail
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8 Completed 8 Reviews

Jemison Park is located on a flood plain in Mt. Brook-Birmingham, an expensive section of the city. The path is half paved and half crushed gravel and offers an easy 'walk through the park.' The path is near a main neighborhood road and cars can be heard going by. Even though road noise is heard, about half the trail has HUGE Loblolly Pines five to eight feet in circumfrence. I was amazed at the sheer number and size of the pines. It is rare to see so many in one location. A creek runs the entire path length and is clean. There is one footpath cross over that the hiker has to 'step' on concrete steps to make it across.

The tree canopy keeps the entire path shaded and the benches along the way allow for a rest and reflection. The only drawback is during the hot periods of summer there is no breeze in some sections and it gets as hot as an Asian jungle. But just keeping walking and it gets cooler. Bikes can be ridden, but the concrete path is narrow for bikers and walkers together.

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