A true treasure in the heart of the City. You would never know that you were in the middle of a major metropolitan area - well, that is until you get to one of the overlooks or the treehouse and you see these AMAZING views of Birmingham's skyline. Miles upon miles of trails range in difficulty, so the whole family can have a good time.
I've done the zipline course, and it's some of the most fun that can be had in the City. Plenty of parking is available, but bring your own water and go to the potty before visiting!
Review by Prinul4 months ago
My fave go-to hiking grounds! The trails are nice with a variety of intensities. There isn't a cost of admission but they do rely on donations to keep this park as nice as it is, so those are appreciated.
Another reason I enjoy this park is that it is less likely I'll encounter another dog off leash compared to some other hiking parks. This is so important because my dog is dog reactive. I want to still be able to take him hiking but also knowing that he isn't placed in a difficult situation. I think the fact they have a dog park helps this matter the most.
They also have zip lining but I have never personally done it here.
If you haven't been out here, you should put it on your to do list.
Review by Makyiah7 months ago
Great place. Wish they'd open the dog parks back up! Also wish they'd come down on zip lines or do a better package deal. Private bham park
Review by DJacobs7 months ago
Loved coming here with the kids. Our first time hiking ever so it was such a memorable experience. The trail is a good length and has a lot of ups and downs. It did start raining that day but the trees covered us enough to where we didn't get soaked.
Review by Changyu10 months ago
Just an overall awesome park. I went to do the Hugh Kaul Beanstalk Forest with my girlfriend and loved it. Worth every penny. It's really well done and the harnesses make you feel super safe. The challenges themselves are pretty fun to figure out - although I'd avoid the "rock wall" segment. Also the skateboard like thing was really hard to master - I never did. Our guide was really friendly and let us explore on our own but was present to respond to questions. Afterwards we hiked around the park a little bit more and just enjoyed the views. I wish I lived close so I could come back.
Review by Keba Robertsomer10 months ago
We evacuated to Birmingham to avoid Hurricane Michael. We were looking for a place to burn off some stress and decided on Red Mountain State Park. What a great decision. We hiked nearly 8 miles and loved every part of the park--the wild Kudzu, the large Adirondack chais, the spooky #10 mine entrance, and the rope bridge at Haskell Hideaway. This was just the day we needed. Recommend you check it out.
Review by Zubeer10 months ago
I typically go to Red Mountain to go on a nice, casual hike with my dog. Not only is Remy's Dog Park located here, but they also have great walkable trails. The dog park here is huge! You're little pup will be able to run to his/her heart's content in the enclosed areas! As far as trails go, even the most difficult trail one wasn't too bad in my opinion. All the trails are beautiful and very scenic. You won't regret any of the trails you decide to take!
Review by Dogowner11 months ago
I go here every Saturday with my boyfriend to walk his dog Oliver. I absolutely love red mountain. They have a huge dark park! There are three different parks: large dogs, small dogs, and special needs. The park also offers adventure areas where you can do rope courses, climb, zip line, etc. A lot of unique Boy Scout projects are also contributed to the park. My favorite is the sensory trail. I just thought that was such a great idea. If you're a beginning hiker the trails aren't too difficult. The park offers a lot of different attractions and that's why I love it so much. It's always a good time visiting red mountain park.
Review by Huckleberryy1 year ago
Invited here to do my first hike and was told to wear old good shoes bcus of the red dirt. Scared but motivated lol. Get here and see a hundred cars. There is a BCBS event today and the people are just plain muddy. Lord have mercy. It has stormed the last few days. Everything in me is saying goooooo homeeeeeee but I'm going to try my best.
It was a muddy mess but what a beautiful park that I had no idea existed. We walked a bit to get to the hiking point and I instantly thought wtf am I about to do when I saw the incline but I wasn't about to be punked. I should've known it was going to be bad when I saw a sign that said "Most Difficult". My friend is a Trama Medic in the Army who just got home from deployment and a nurse at the VA so if I was to die surely she'd bring me back. Smh. That was my actual thought and I expressed that vehemently to her.
The hike was hard and I'm sure I developed asthma by the time we reached the top but I'm eager to try again next Saturday. It was hard but fun. Coming down was even crazier but I did it. Didn't fall but definitely conquered a fear. The trees seemed to be strategically placed to help you pull yourself up. The rocks as well but you need shoes with good grip. No need to be cute or think that you'll come out the way you went in.
The views were breathtaking on the hike and walk up. Even though I was already completely breathless anyway. I wished I'd had a good camera for the views I saw. Yes I had my phone in my fanny pack but it wasn't doable. It just wasn't.
Review by Golsa1 year ago
Five stars? How about five paws! This dog park located just 0.11 miles inside the entrance of Red Mountain Park has become my favorite closed-in venue for dog adventures in Birmingham. There are three areas for different types of play spaces: small, large and special needs dogs. The small and large dog areas are conveniently placed to include roughly 50% shaded area and 50% open terrain (special needs is entirely wooded / shaded). While the park is theoretically free due to the generosity of Ken Jackson (who often frequents the park named after his late best friend) there is a small suggested donation for entrance to help keep it well-maintained. It is a great place for any animal lover and being located inside Red Mountain Park means the fun can continue on the neighboring trails and paths.
Review by Conlea Vanderhye1 year ago
Beautiful Park. Easy to navigate. lots of dogs which was a huge perk! Certain paths are busy but graces gap was lovely and very quiet. Cool rope bridge at the end onto the overlook.
Review by Whoopiedoo1 year ago
I'm ashamed to admit that it has taken me this long to review and also visit Red Mountain Park. Now I'm happy to say that I've finally been here. What a big park!
This place is full of long, clear trails with beautiful nature everywhere. There is also a LARGE dog park-more on that later. A lot of the pathways are flat, which is nice for an amateur hiker like me who would prefer to walk or run a long way. It is also clearly marked and easy to navigate, which is a plus!
My only concern about it is that my wife has seen two snakes here when visiting recently-one on a main pathway and another on a smaller one. The one that I saw appeared to be a copperhead by its color and how big it was.
Obviously we ran from it and turned around to get away from it while it crossed. I realize that is part of nature and there are critters like this in the woods, but just keep your eyes peeled when walking or running the trails.
Ok, so....the dog park, Remy's, is just off a small walkway to the right when you first come in to the park after parking. It is awesome. I didn't realize how much room there is for the small and large dog section.
Each area has a shaded part where the dogs can run around under the trees, and then a large open field area for them to run around and get their energy out. There is also a water bowl station for when your pooch gets thirsty, and a few benches are available in case you want to rest your legs.
All in all, a beautiful place and definitely the best dog park I've seen. I will definitely come back, especially in the Fall and Spring when the weather is cooler and there are less critters around.
Review by Shirleen Byleveld1 year ago
Had some time to spare, we decided to take a walk away from downtown. Red Mountain Park was the perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors. The trail path is wide enough for walkers, runners, bikes and families with children. Very serene, peaceful and plenty of nature to take in. I'm not much of a bird watcher, I was very intrigued by all the different types we encountered. There are lots of adventures offered with guides for fun to have by all. Note be prepared bring your own water, there are port-o-johns at the beginning of the trail. So happy we adventured out to this park, definitely worth it!
Review by Chrusjaybee1 year ago
I have been living here in Birmingham, Alabama for about 18 years now, and I JUST found this little GEM of a park THIS YEAR!! I don't know what I was doing before, but I definitely recommend this park for locals and tourist, bring the whole family and make a day of it!!
Review by Shanaaz Hoblin1 year ago
This park is fabulous! My boyfriend and I brought our 3 dogs there and although 2 out of 3 of the dog areas are temporarily closed the 3rd park area was still spacious enough to let them play with all the other pups with plenty of room to spare. We can't wait for the other 2 portions to reopen, we know they're going to have a great time.
Also, we did the zip lining and OMG was that a blast! Our guides, Byron and Luke were educational, informational and hilarious. Seriously recommend these two, they're a hoot.
Hands down the best park ever, can't wait to explore the rest of it!
Review by Curli Baghadjian1 year ago
Macey was begging me to let her do another review so here you go.
Hi furry friends and humans. I had so much fun reviewing the Loch Haven Dog Park that I couldn't wait to share my thoughts of Remy's Dog Park. Remy's is a big park, but only a small part of Red Mountain. It's a short trot from the parking lot, My human says it is a five minute walk, but I like to take my time. I can make it a twenty minute sniffy-walk, and I love the tree-lined trail.
There are three separate playgrounds. The smallest area is designated for special needs friends (physically challenged, elderly, injured, or shy). I think that is super! There is a small dog and a large dog playground. I didn't notice any height or weight guidelines so your human will need to use their judgement. I went to the large playground today. I like the layout. The front half is heavily wooded and the trees provide plenty of shade. The back half is a huge open field that is great for running and retrieving. There are a few benches for humans to rest on.
Remy's is popular, and I made a lot of friends today. I met a yellow lab puppy that looked like me, I wrestled with a lab mix named Jose, and I played with a Doberman who was much bigger than me. And, my parents ran into some friends who recently adopted a pup named Sadie. Yay, they talked about planning a future play date.
Macey the Golden Pup
Review by Crawfie1 year ago
Red Mountain is probably my favorite spot as of lately to go hiking at. The trails are fun and have beautiful views but also aren't too tasking and are easy for beginners/bringing a pet along.
The park is always impeccably clean and kept up and I think that's amazing for being a park ran almost entirely on donations (minus zip-lining costs).
My favorite part about the park however is the dog park/(s). They have multiple areas for big/small dogs and even "special needs" or older dogs. And there are always a lot of dogs there. The space is huge and always well kept like the rest of the park and always has toys there and water for the dogs. Overall just a nice place to go.
Review by Padrica2 years ago
Red Mountain is one of my favorite places to hike around Birmingham!
It's very dog friendly, and there's a whole section dedicated to a dog park.
It's very cool and shady here and today was a fantastic day to hike! Beautiful greenery and 75 degree weather.
There's so much to explore and hike here; there's a zip line, a tree house, old mines, giant wooden chairs and more. Every time I come here, I pick a different trail so I never get bored. All the trails are well maintained and clearly marked, and they all loop around (eventually) so even if you get lost you'll find your way back.
Definitely recommend Red Mountain!
Review by Fafaud2 years ago
Absolutely love this Park in Birmingham. The variety of trails are great. This Park is great for a hiker, runner, walker, or dog lover. And I especially enjoy the dog park. My dog is 25 lbs but I still carry him to the large dog section (as do others). It's a great space, some wooded and some open. Definitely worth checking out!
Review by Mleya Deatrick2 years ago
Had a blast. Alex and Bailey were great guides. Will have to do this again! Super fun.
Review by SportvLive Derrow2 years ago
my husband, 15 year old son and I went on a zip line tour and it was so awesome. Our guides were Chase and Tom. They made us all feel safe and were very funny. It felt like we were all zipping as friends. It was our sons first zip and they made it fun and special. We would highly recommend Red Mountain Park.
Review by Yinusa2 years ago
This is a great park for all of the family!
They have a dog park incorporated into it that separates the different sizes of fur babies into small and large, so that they can play with their own sized buddies. They even have a special needs dog section aside for older or injured pups. Just make sure your pup has their rabies shot tag when you take them.
There are different kinds of trails, ranging from flat and clean to steep and rugged, perfect for a challenge on your bike, if you're into that. There are many different length trails as well, and even one that leads to an overlook where you can see the city from up high.
Definitely bring some water and wear sunscreen, and enjoy a day long relaxing hike.
Review by Amandatru2 years ago
There visiting daughter who goes to Samford U. This is just a fee miles down the road. Awesome park for intense workout: bike, hike or run, or leisurely stroll with family. All levels of trails. Kid friendly and great outdoor experience for them. Go to top to enjoy a swinging extension bridge that connects to large tree scenic overlook of B'ham. Enjoy!
Review by Lakeina Courtness2 years ago
If you are a dog owner, this is the place to go on a Saturday morning with your pup! The dog park is CLEAN and everyone there does their part to pick up after their dog and take care of the space. There are trails for walking and bikes along with other activities to enjoy! One of my favorite places in Birmingham!
Review by Armendariz3 years ago
Awesome public park with a dog park, great trails, and other activities.
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