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Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

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Red Mountain Park is a 1,500-acre public urban park that encloses a 4.5-mile-long section of Red Mountain, a prominent ridge that passes through Birmingham, Alabama. The woodland park contains closed mines and other artifacts of the city's industrial history. The park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States - about 78% larger than Central Park in New York City.
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  • If you are looking for a relaxing hike close in to the city, Red Mountain is the place. It is simply beautiful. The well-marked paths are wide and will take you through what is left of the historic... 
    If you are looking for a relaxing hike close in to the city, Red Mountain is the place. It is simply beautiful. The well-marked paths are wide and will take you through what is left of the historic...  more »
  • I went zip lining with my sister and nephew on the mega zip and highly recommend it. It was a ton of fun and totally worth the money. It is a great day or few hours adventure for locals or visitors... 
    I went zip lining with my sister and nephew on the mega zip and highly recommend it. It was a ton of fun and totally worth the money. It is a great day or few hours adventure for locals or visitors...  more »
  • Went here on a Thursday afternoon and it was a good time. This is a multi-use area for many outdoor activities. Hiking, climbing, repealing, zip lining, etc. the trails were of varying size... 
    Went here on a Thursday afternoon and it was a good time. This is a multi-use area for many outdoor activities. Hiking, climbing, repealing, zip lining, etc. the trails were of varying size...  more »
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  • Lots of long trails to walk on and they’re spacious trails too! There’s always some interesting sights to see like an outdoor woods playground, zipline, historic mine, and art! Saw lots of families and dogs (very dog friendly and there’s a dog trail). It’s easy access from the parking lot to the trails (enter from across the street to the box visitors center). Will be visiting again and seeing how it looks in green!
  • Loved it here. The hike was amazing and the trail markers are easy to see and read. Definitely won't get lost so long as you are walking where the trail is marked out! Beautiful mountain and scenery, wonderful wildlife and such interesting history!
  • We hiked trail 15 to the end and were amazed by the abundant wildlife we saw. Early spring is the perfect time to see what this park has to offer. Some parts of 15 were a little rocky, but the elevation wasn't too high and there were a few places to stop and rest along the way.
  • This place is amazing! So much so that I stayed for four hours! I love going on Nature walks or hikes on weekends and Red Mountain will be a regular one from now on. I walked up to Grace’s Gap for a good total of a six mile hike! Should’ve taken more pics and I’m so excited to visit throughout the year in all the seasons!!
  • We hiked 12 miles on a Saturday. The old mines and history were really cool. The trails need to be marked better than they are. Pretty good view of birmingham. Cool historical place. We hiked here again completing all the trails at red mountain. This is a great place to hike. Go down to the bars at mine 13 and feel the cold air blasting from below. We did the most difficult trail number 5 which was pretty easy overall. Great hike.

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