Pelham, AL Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
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BMRR South Trail

2.1 mi
State: AL
Dirt, Gravel

Bessemer Rail Trail

0.43 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Buck Creek Greenway

1.1 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Enon Ridge Trail

1.1 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Ensley-Pratt Greenway

1.2 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Five Mile Creek Greenway

5.5 mi
State: AL
Crushed Stone

High Ore Line Trail

3.1 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Hillsboro Trail

2 mi
State: AL
Asphalt, Concrete

Homewood Shades Creek Greenway

2.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Horse Creek Trail

3.2 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Jones Valley Trail

0.6 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Montevallo Greenway

2 mi
State: AL
Concrete, Dirt, Grass

Railroad Park Rail Trail

0.4 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Rotary Trail

0.4 mi
State: AL
Concrete

Sumiton Trail

1 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Vulcan Trail

1 mi
State: AL
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The BMRR South Trail is part of a network of 14 miles of hiking and biking pathways throughout Birmingham’s 1,500-acre Red Mountain Park, which opened in 2012. The park’s namesake mountain was the...
AL 2.1 mi Dirt, Gravel
Bessemer’s first rail-trail was opened in the spring of 2018. At just under half a mile, the first phase of the trail sits in the shaded former corridor of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad paralleling...
AL 0.43 mi Asphalt
The Buck Creek Trail in Alabaster, Alabama is a quiet, natural retreat. The trail begins in Buck Creek Park and heads north through the woods to a depot parking lot, stretching for a total of one...
AL 1.1 mi Asphalt
The Enon Ridge Trail is part of a trail network called Red Rock Trails, a proposed collection of 750 miles of trails, sidewalks, and bike lanes across Jefferson County. This shaded trail sits close to...
AL 1.1 mi Asphalt
The Ensley-Pratt Greenway can be found in west Birmingham, traveling through two neighborhoods referenced in its name. Both communities were once standalone industrial towns but were incorporated into...
AL 1.2 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Five Mile Creek Greenway which will eventually extend over 27 miles through Central Alabama, connecting the communities of Graysville, Brookside, Gardendale, Fultondale, Tarrant and Center...
AL 5.5 mi Crushed Stone
The High Ore Line Trail, which opened in 2016, is located in the southwestern outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama. The pathway offers a convenient and pleasant transportation option as it passes over...
AL 3.1 mi Asphalt
The Hillsboro Trail was built on a former railroad bed and features four tunnels and bridges along its route. The trail connects residential areas in Helena, Alabama, to each other and to schools, as...
AL 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Homewood Shades Creek Greenway, also known as the Lakeshore Trail, will one day stretch 6 miles through Homewood, a southern suburb of Birmingham. Currently, 2.6 miles are complete paralleling...
AL 2.6 mi Asphalt
The Horse Creek Trail spans just over 3 paved miles between Dora and Sumiton, two small communities northwest of Birmingham. As the trail was built on a former railroad bed, it's a flat, easy walk or...
AL 3.2 mi Asphalt
The Jones Valley Trail near downtown Birmingham stretches a half mile along 1st Avenue South from 25th Street to 32nd Street. Following a former railroad corridor, the paved, tree-lined rail-trail is...
AL 0.6 mi Asphalt
A charming, natural surface trail that runs from Orr Park to Stephens Park in Montevallo, the Montevallo Greenway provides trail users with a great means of accessing the wooded creeks on the...
AL 2 mi Concrete, Dirt, Grass
Railroad Park is an 8-block recreational public space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the city's railroad culture both past and present. It borders active railroad lines that transverse the...
AL 0.4 mi Asphalt
Birmingham's much anticipated Rotary Trail opened April 2016. At its entrance, the trail features a 46-foot-tall sign which reads: "Rotary Trail in the Magic City." It is modeled after the historical...
AL 0.4 mi Concrete
The Sumiton Trail begins at City Hall in the heart of the community of Sumiton, which lies northwest of Birmingham. The mile-long paved trail heads west out of town and ends with a connection to the...
AL 1 mi Asphalt
Birmingham's mile-long Vulcan Trail scales the ridge of 1,025-foot Red Mountain. In summer, the tree-lined trail offers cool respite from the heat, while bare winter trees yield city views. Best of...
AL 1 mi Asphalt

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Hillsboro Trail

nice easy ride in Helena

March, 2020 by benjamin.l.smith

A good ride for the family. Relatively flat with some exception at one end. 299ft total evaluation change. Good shade for most. Walkers common but wide enough for all to enjoy.

Homewood Shades Creek Greenway

lakeshore trail

February, 2020 by hobnero

Great trail to tide when there is minimal foot traffic. Most runners and walkers know and understand trail educate however, many who walk this trail do not. Dogs on long leashes held by clueless walkers are a danger as well as large groups who choose to stop in the middle of the trail and hold long conversations completely oblivious to the traffic. Many great rides with no frustration have been enjoyed as well as the complete opposite.

BMRR South Trail

Red Mt

October, 2019 by fuller.inc1

Great walk and ride. Great for bham as it reflects part of the early history of the city. Blast on the mountain bike.

Accordion

BMRR South Trail

Easy bike trail. Red MT. Park is full of history & the ruins of mining operations.

September, 2019 by jim320

Easy bike trail. Red MT. Park is full of history & the ruins of mining operations.

Horse Creek Trail

Decent trail, not much shade.

July, 2019 by jsimptemp

We walked this trail for the first time this morning. There were only a few shady spots, so definitely wear sunscreen. Very rural feeling. We even saw roosters in one yard along the trail. (Passes behind a couple of homes with Rebel flags, just as a note.) I recommend parking at the golf course end. There’s a convenience store there, as well. The school felt remote. Overall, this trail is easy and pretty well maintained. Lots of birds, butterflies, and even saw a non-venomous snake.

Five Mile Creek Greenway

Two Mile Extension

June, 2019 by jenniferbjensen0324

I live this trail. Recently, a two mile extension opened. I haven't been able to rid it yet but thought everyone would appreciate an update. Here is a link to the news article about the opening and plans for future extensions and connections with other trails in Jefferson County: https://bhamnow.com/2019/06/13/get-your-walking-shoes-ready-five-mile-creek-adds-two-miles-of-trail-in-gardendale-with-plans-to-become-the-longest-trail-in-central-al

Sumiton Trail

great start

March, 2018 by ken.segars

Good 1mile start to catch Horse Creek trail.

Horse Creek Trail

Nice ride on a beautiful day!

March, 2018 by ken.segars

Sumiton plus Horse Creek trail 4.2 miles. Nice ride, easy down and back on a beautiful day. Great warm up preparing for a longer trip. Scenery is very nice in March! Drove from Birmingham just to explore.

Horse Creek Trail

very nice trail

September, 2017 by tiffanyrdial

This was a fun little trail to ride our bikes on. We just wanted a casual ride and that’s what we got! It is paved, flat, and shaded in some areas. There are shaded benches along the path which was nice. There are a few locations where the trail does cross over a back country road, so just be aware when you come to those. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed my ride and will be back as soon as I can!

Homewood Shades Creek Greenway

Easy, Friendly trail

May, 2017 by registerkl

Shared asphalt greenway for bikers, walkers, runners. Follows a beautiful creek. Screened from road traffic but not remote. Used by All ages. Popular morning, day & early evening. Although shared, most bikers know to shout "on your right!" as they overtake walkers. Plenty of parking at east end of trail. Pro: Wide, Shaded, Mowed & caretaken, Easy. : No potties unless Homewood field potties are open, a few car breakins recently so stash your goodies well, dog walkers sometimes don't clean up w/doggie bags.

Five Mile Creek Greenway

A nice trail to walk, jog or ride

May, 2017 by disneylego

There are benches and trash cans spread along the path. A nice Creek Trail breaks off the path giving you a chance to walk down to the creek and explore a couple of minor waterfalls (less than a foot high). There is one building that you can rest in from the shade or the rain

Horse Creek Trail

No dirt

October, 2016 by leesacordell

The trail is completely asphalt. It now runs from TS Boyd Elementary School all the way to Bevill State Community College. It is an excellent rail Trail--I ride it on a daily basis. Very Very nice!

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