Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve Ridge & Valley Loop Alabama

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Ruffner Mountain is a 1,038 acre urban nature preserve in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama providing science and nature education programming, 14 … See more

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4.5/5 · 115 reviews
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Nov 10, 2023
Spent about 21 hours over three days exploring this beautiful landscape. Trails well marked and internet location in goggle maps also works. Full review by Companion323797
Jun 18, 2022
The Nature Center was not open when we were there. Some folks cleaning out the nearby gardens were very helpful in instructing us how to get a parking pass out of the vending machine. We took the … Full review by TwoaYear
Mar 11, 2020
Went here on a wed afternoon and it was a pleasant surprise. This place is somewhat of a conservatory with a membership. If you are not a member there is a $3/person trail fee. I was good to pay i… Full review by jackbauerTX
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Q:
Is it pet friendly?
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Yes - pets must be on a leash
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Answer by Denise M · Aug 30, 2019
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Is there a place safe for swimming?
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No, Ruffner is not a swimming destination. Look into Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, 15 Miles from Downtown for swim!!
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Answer by William M · May 15, 2018
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Is there a general admission to this preserve?
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It is free. However it seems to be managed by a small community group and they accept donations, Enjoy!
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Can you ride mountain bikes in the trails?
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Oops! I was looking at Red Mountain rather than Ruffner. No, no biking at Ruffner. You can bike at Red Mountain.
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What are Ruffner Mountain’s operating hours?
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Preserve, Pavilion, And trailsopen tuesday - sunday7 am - 5 pm nov - feb7 am - 7 pm mar - octclosed mondays
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