From lakes and forests to mountains and beaches, Alabama’s natural beauty is undisputed. Here in Birmingham, Red Mountain Park is a veritable treasure trove of history and nature just waiting to be discovered. With 15 miles of hiking and biking trails, historical mining sites, and picturesque overlooks, this park has it all. If you want to delve deeper than a solo stroll will allow, you’ll love the park’s informative guided hikes. Explore the park’s highlights and learn fascinating facts about the surrounding lands and sites on these hikes, held the first Saturday of every month at 9 a.m.
Hiking Through History
Free for members and just $5 for non-members, Red Mountain Park’s monthly guided hikes are a great way to learn all about this park’s rich history and natural details. Your expert guide will lead you deep into the park as they share stories and information to give you an enriching overview of Red Mountain Park. Ask questions along the way and you’ll come away with a much deeper understanding of and appreciation for this beautiful land and its storied past.
Whether you’re joining one of the guided hikes or setting out on your own, Red Mountain Park is the perfect place to take in the scope and beauty of Alabama’s natural surroundings. There are 15 miles of hiking and biking trails to explore, with 2 miles of flat trail for easy walking and stroller use. The park is home to the largest dog park in Alabama, Remy’s Dog Park, which features 6 acres of fenced land for your pets to burn off energy. If you have a taste for adventure, you’ll find plenty of thrills with Red Mountain Park’s zip lines, sky bridge, ropes course, 75-foot climbing tower, and more.
The park is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but gate opening and closing times are subject to change based on season and other factors. Join the park’s mailing list for updates. Red Mountain Park’s trailhead entrance is located at 2011 Frankfurt Drive, Birmingham, AL 35211.
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