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Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, one of Birmingham’s natural and historical treasures, turns 40 this year.
Established on July 19, 1977, the nature preserve was originally 24 acres. Today, the preserve encompasses 1011 acres, has 18 miles of trails and operates award winning environmental education programs.
- Ruffner Mountain is larger than Central Park in New York City
- About a quarter of the Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve was preserved by the state’s Forever Wild program
- There are 17 trails within the Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve
Want to learn more about Ruffner Mountain and how you can help celebrate and support this special place?
Visit their website at ruffnermountain.org
To commemorate Ruffner Mountain’s 4th decade, checkout below a special Bham Now photo gallery slideshow by local photographer Larry O. Gay. These beautiful photos were taken on the grounds of the preserve in December 2016.