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Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, Birmingham

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Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve is located in Birmingham. A visit to Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Birmingham trip generator to plot your vacation.
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4.7
  • Wonderful place to go hiking... especially with kids. It's hard to believe that there are such places like this right here in Birmingham. If you are on the fence about this one, just trust me and go c...  more »
  • Our 4-5 mile walk through this pretty park took us through lush forest, past a quarry, and up to a beautiful overlook of the city of Birmingham. Signage was very good, with trails color-coded to corre...  more »
  • I can't believe we have such wonderful places like this in Birmingham that are free! Some of the most gorgeous views of the city can be seen from lookouts along the trails. There are several different...  more »
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  • Awesome hiking with well marked trails. The quarry is awesome, although there are no climbing signs going into the quarry. A lot of the upper rocks are supported loosely by a shale rock shelf and doesn't seem stable while ascending. Locally owned Ed and supported with a low membership cost. Well worth the preservation of the land for a small donation. They also work with wildlife rehabilitation which is beyond excellent
  • Great place to hike. Lots of trail options and you will get some good cardio!
  • Beautiful place to go hike and enjoy the outdoors. The quarry gives one a magnificent experience by providing amazing views.
  • Beautiful, well maintained park, excellent learning opportunities and brutally enjoyable trails for a trail runner.
  • Beautiful view- a pleasant surprise! The main stretch of the Quarry Trail is flat, but there are many ascending/descending parts as well.

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