Ruffner Mountain posted on the their website and on Facebook this week, the latest news about the injunction keeping open the popular Irondale-Ruffner Road Trailhead.
According to the post:
“By order of preliminary injunction, the gate at the trailhead will remain open to allow for full access to the Preserve by the public until further order of the Court. The Court recognized that this trailhead has long served as one of the primary access points to the Mountain, including the point of entry for local emergency and fire departments.”
The injunction also prohibits all cutting and removing of trees and other flora on the property and forbids disturbing wildlife, trails or any action that would harm or change the character of the property.
The Ruffner Mountain post concluded:
“The Court reached its decision after a two-day hearing where counsel for both sides took the testimony of four witnesses and entered more than a dozen exhibits. The Court determined that Ruffner has a reasonable legal claim to ownership of, or an easement over, the disputed property under Alabama law due its use by the public as a trailhead for more than 20 years.”
This is good news for supporters of Ruffner Mountain and nature lovers.
Read the entire update about the injunction on the Ruffner Mountain website.