17 Birmingham walking trails, including Kiwanis Vulcan Trail and more

Birmingham walking trails
Rotary Trail – photo from Freshwater Land Trust

We know Birmingham’s hottest days aren’t the best for getting outside. But you don’t have to limit your exercise to the gym during the scorching summer. Birmingham walking trails offer lots of places to get out and get moving—and, in many cases, lots of shade as well.

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Building Birmingham’s green highway

Ruffner Mountain Birmingham Alabama
Ruffner staff and volunteers working on the Old Irondale trailhead – photo provided by Ruffner Mountain

Last night, Bham Now talked to Carlee Sanford, Executive Director at Ruffner Mountain about a post on Facebook by the popular nature center that was getting a great deal of attention on social media  about the Old Irondale Trailhead becoming inaccessible to the general public.

As of 5:00am, the post had been shared over 220 times. You can visit Ruffner’s Facebook page to read the lengthy post, which describes the status of the property surrounding the Old Irondale trailhead and the missed opportunity and challenges to permanently save this important entry point to Ruffner Mountain.

Despite the news, Sanford passionately made clear her vision why the land at the trailhead, Ruffner Mountain and the necklace of parks and trails around Birmingham matters.

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