Now Open: Kiwanis Vulcan Trail

Now Open: Kiwanis Vulcan Trail

We are proud to announce that Kiwanis Vulcan Trail is open and ready for you to visit!

This off-road trail is now 2.2 miles long and connects Vulcan Park & Museum to Green Springs Highway. Kiwanis Vulcan Trail is a new outdoor place where you can walk, run, and ride your bike and it is key for many of Birmingham’s future trail connections: to Red Mountain Park, to UAB, through downtown, and across Jefferson County.

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Center of the Red Rock Trail System

Kiwanis Vulcan Trail is the center of Greater Birmingham’s growing Red Rock Trail System, a planned 750-mile trail network. As of March 2018, we’ve helped build 111.8 miles of trails, including popular green spaces like Rotary Trail, Red Mountain Park, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, and High Ore Line Trail. Our dream is is for every community in Greater Birmingham to be connected to each other and to Alabama’s beautiful outdoors – through nature trails, parks, sidewalks, and bike lanes.

Partnership with Kiwanis Club

Birmingham is lucky to have a diverse community of individuals and organizations committed to transforming our city through trails and green space. We are proud to have partnered with the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham to make Kiwanis Vulcan Trail a reality.

In addition to extending Vulcan Trail, Kiwanis has transformed the north side of Vulcan Park into a plaza and event space known as Kiwanis Centennial Park and later this year will unveil a dynamic, multicolored light show that will be projected on the Vulcan statue each night. All together, the Kiwanis Club is investing $5.6 million into the center of Birmingham.

Trail Details

Kiwanis Vulcan Trail is 2.2 miles long. The mostly-flat trail is open to pedestrians, cyclists, and dogs on leash. It is wheelchair accessible through Vulcan Trail parking lot on Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard.

Trail hours: From sunrise until sunset

Trail surfaces: Paved; crushed stone

Trailheads & parking:

  • Vulcan Trail parking lot: 1867 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard South, Birmingham, AL
    • Open from sunrise until sunset
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Managed by Vulcan Park & Museum
  • Vulcan Park & Museum: 1701 Valley View Drive
    • After parking, walk past the Vulcan statue and down to Kiwanis Centennial Park to access the trailhead.
  • COMING SOON: Green Springs Trailhead parking lot

Join us for a guided hike!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

RSVP on Facebook

2-4 PM

Meeting location: Vulcan Trail parking lot (1867 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard South, Birmingham, AL)

This guided hike will be about 4 miles round trip on a paved, mostly flat trail. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

Our guided hikes are free and great opportunities to explore new outdoor places throughout Central Alabama. No registration required. Dogs welcome on leashes. In case of bad weather, we’ll update you on Facebook before noon on the day of the hike.