Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, Birmingham

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#7 of 9 in Parks in Birmingham
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Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve Reviews
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  • My family loved the trails and the view overlooking Birmingham. It's a great place to get away from modern life and enjoy some time outdoors. Highly recommended.  more »
  • This preserve is a gem not far from the city center or airport. I spent 75 minutes walking in the hilly, well marked trails. I did not find any scenic overlooks, but I only did about 1/4 of the trails...  more »
  • We wanted to be outside on this beautiful day so many folks we spoke with recommended this park. The visitor center has some dedicated employees that were very helpful and got us on a nice trail with ...  more »
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  • Ruffner Mountain is wonderful place to visit in Birmingham. Great hiking trails and beautiful views. It's about 1.3 miles to the quarry. There is a lot to to explore there and there is a great view of Bham from the top. The quarry trail is fairly easy. There are many trails along the way you can add to make your hike longer or more difficult. Entrance is free. There are picnic areas and nice bathrooms at the parking area.
  • Best, and i mean best place to go for a hike or just for a walk. I frequently go here with my son and he absolutely loves being there. They also have a visitor center worth going into since they have several animals there in tanks. I recommended for this for couples with young children, its great exercise for them.
  • This place is a hidden gem. It has many different trails and overlooks to explore. It is also pet friendly! I have been here a few times and I think it gets better each time. I love going here to get a quick hike in or relax for the afternoon. It is also free which is a huge addition. The trails are clearly marked and fully cleared so there is no risk of getting lost. My favorite spot here is on a ridge looking over downtown Birmingham. If you go at the right time you can catch the sun setting behind the city.
  • This place offers great views of Birmingham. The parking at the main trail head can get a little crowded on days with good weather. They have several trails that are great for beginners/casual hikers that just want to take a peaceful stroll.
  • Nice views, beautiful trails and history mixed. The people that work in the office are very receptive. I will go back some day..
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