What is Red Rock Trail System®?

Red Rock Trail System is a network of trails, parks, bike lanes, and sidewalks in Jefferson County, Alabama. As of May 2023, 129 miles of trails have been completed! Freshwater Land Trust is constantly working with government, business, and community groups to complete more trails.

The trail system is made up of six major corridors spanning Jefferson County. Each corridor consists of different types of trails that connect the county together. The main trails primarily follow the Birmingham area waterways.

You can access the full, 750-mile plan here. You can view a map of the master plan here.

Where are the completed trails?

Since 2010, we have completed 129 miles of trails throughout Jefferson County! Use our interactive trail map to learn more about Red Rock’s wide variety of trails.

Contact Carolyn Buck (carolyn.buck@freshwaterlandtrust.org) if you have questions or know about a trail that you don’t see on the map.

What new trails will you build in the future?

The master plan for Red Rock Trail System proposes 750 miles of multi-use trails, parks, bike lanes, and sidewalks. Our vision is for every trail within each corridor to be connected, allowing Jefferson County residents complete access to routine transportation and recreation. Once completed, the trail system will consist of seven corridors: Jones Valley and Valley Creek, Village Creek, Five Mile Creek, Shades Creek, Cahaba River, Turkey Creek. We are always working to complete new trails!

Our most recent trail project was the extension of Five Mile Creek Greenway, creating the longest existing trail in the Red Rock Trail System®.


How can I support the Red Rock Trail System?

Get outside (and invite your friends)! Visit your favorite trails and find trails you have not been to before. Use our interactive trail map to find and learn more about Red Rock’s wide variety of trails. Use our Signature Trail List and Trails Less Traveled for recommendations.

Share your experiences. Post your photos on social media using #redrocktrailsystem and #freshwaterlandtrust.

Tune in to Red Rock Tuesdays. Almost every month, Jeh Jeh Pruitt from Fox 6’s Good Day Alabama visits a different segment of the Red Rock Trail System to educate our community on ways to get outside and active. We talk with Jeh Jeh about the health, economic, and environmental benefits of parks and trails and make announcements about upcoming projects. The show airs at 7 AM on the first Tuesday of every month.

Give to Freshwater Land Trust. By supporting us financially, you join a diverse group of individuals and organizations committed to improving community access to the outdoors and to conserving Jefferson County’s beautiful green spaces.

Rotary Trail

Kiwanis Vulcan Trail

Railroad Park

Jemison Trail