Red Mountain Park, a nonprofit organization, offers 1,500 wooded acres located in Birmingham, 3 miles west of I-65 (Lakeshore Parkway Exit #255). Visitors enjoy 17 miles of walking, hiking and mountain biking trails, Remy’s Dog Park and five exciting outdoor adventures: the Red Ore Zip Tour, the Hugh Kaul Beanstalk Forest, the 80-foot climbing/rappelling Kaul Adventure Tower, and the 1,000 foot Mega Zip. Unique destinations – the historic ‘Redding Hoist House,’ three Treehouse views (SkyHy, Riley’s Roost, & Rushing Rendezvous) and glimpses of iron ore mine entrances – both surprise and delight Park guests. Upon completion of Phase 2 Development in 2016, the Park will deliver trails totaling 20 miles; picnic pavilions; event facility; two formal entries and parking; and the Robert R. Meyer Activity Center.
- Read about the story of Red Mountain Park.
- List of trails and trail lengths
- High resolution map of the park
There is also a campsite near the entrance to the park on a ridge. The campsite was developed as a Wood Badge project by Troop 97 assistant scoutmasters Glenn Glover and Beau Strong. It is named the “Eagles Nest” after the nickname of Troop 97. Unfortunately, Red Mountain Park will no longer let groups camp onsite due to insurance liability issues. Hopefully things will change in the future and the campsite will be open again.
2011 Frankfurt Drive
Birmingham, AL 35211