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During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we want you to be able to get outside, to exercise, and to enjoy spring sunshine as often as possible! But even when you are outside, it is important to avoid large groups and remain at least six feet away from others.

Luckily, Red Rock Trail System offers dozens of unique trails throughout Jefferson County where you can walk, run, and bike while maintaining plenty of social distance. We have put together a short list of “trails less travelled” for you to try in the coming weeks and months.

You can view the list below or click here for a downloadable PDF.


Trails Less Traveled To Try

April 13, 2020

During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, it is more important than ever to spend time outside! Red Rock Trail System offers a variety of trails across Jefferson County where you can exercise and stretch your legs. This is a short list of less-traveled trails we recommend. For each trail, we have provided one trailhead or parking address below, though some trails have multiple access points. For more information, visit:

Cahaba River Corridor 

  • Civitation Park Trail (1.8 mi): 75 Parkway Drive, Trussville, AL 35173
  • Boulder Canyon Loop Trail (1.02 mi):  Vestavia Hills Library, 1221 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
  • Aldridge Gardens (0.9 mi): 3530 Lorna Road Hoover, AL 35216
  • McCallum Park Trails (1.05 mi): McCallum Park/Rosemary Lane, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

Five Mile Creek Corridor 

  • Five Mile Creek Greenway (5.5 mi): Black Creek Park, Yarbrough Rd, Birmingham, AL 35217
  • North Aqueduct Trail (2.21 mi): Chief William C. Hewitt Park, 2475 Pinson Valley Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35217)
  • Reed Harvey Community Greenway Wetland Park Trail (0.3 mi): 1635 Barrington Cir, Center Point, AL 35215
  • Gardendale Urban Trail (3.17 mi): 2191 Fieldstown Road, Mt. Olive, AL 35117

Jones Valley Corridor 

  • High Ore Line Trail (2.28 mi): Western Health Center, 631 Bessemer Super Highway, Birmingham, AL 35228
  • Clairmont Walking Trail (0.51 mi): Intersection of Clairmont Avenue and Rockford Road, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • 1st Avenue South / Jones Valley Greenway (0.63 mi): 2501 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233 
  • Bessemer Rail Trail (0.43 mil): 15th Street South, Bessemer, AL 35020

Shades Creek Corridor 

  • Homewood Forest Preserve (1.32 mi): 1919 South Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35216
  • Irondale Furnace Greenway (0.58 mi): 4175 Stone River Rd, Mountain Brook, AL 35213
  • Flora Johnston Nature Trail/ North Shades Creek Greenway (1.49 mi): 311 Elder Street, Irondale, AL, 35210
  • Wildwood Preserve (0.52 mi): 1298 Forest Brook Circle, Birmingham, AL 35226

Village Creek Corridor 

  • Enon Ridge Trail / Dorothy Spears Greenway (1.07 mi): East Thomas Park (1404 3rd Street West)
  • Ensley-Pratt Greenway (1.16 mi): 1221 Avenue V, Birmingham, AL 35218
  • Birmingham Eastside EcoGardens (0.26 mi): Eastern Health Center, 1400 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233

We urge you to follow the latest health and safety directives from local, state, and federal agencies. Always practice social distancing. If a parking lot or trail seems busy, choose another location or come back at another time.

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