Red Mountain Park encompasses 1,500 acres of land along the Red Mountain Ridge in central Alabama. The Park is conveniently located minutes from downtown Birmingham and several surrounding communities. As the land that was once the site of extensive iron ore-mining that built Birmingham, Red Mountain was the city’s greatest resource. Today, more than a generation removed from the closing of the last iron-ore mine on the property, the 1,500-acre Park serves as a vital urban green space for a new generation in Birmingham, uniting us all on the path toward a healthier future. Explore the ways RMP can be one of your greatest resources today. Some of favorite attractions include:

  • 16 miles of trails featuring two city overlooks
  • Three breathtaking tree houses
  • The 6-acre off-leash Remy’s Dog Park

Hours

Current: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25th. Open regular, seasonal hours all other holidays.

All aerial adventures remain closed at this time.

Park gate opening and closing times are adjusted according to season. Join our mailing list for park updates.

Location

Directions

OXMOOR VALLEY TRAILHEAD ENTRANCE:

 2011 Frankfurt Drive, Birmingham, AL 35211

From Interstate 65: Take Lakeshore Parkway Exit (Exit 255) headed west (toward Bessemer) for approximately three miles, turn right onto Frankfurt Drive. Park entrance is at the very end of the street in the cul-de-sac. Parking is directly across the street from the entrance; veer to the right onto Lyon Lane and immediately turn right into the parking area.

Directions

HIGH ORE LINE TRAILHEAD ENTRANCE:

 2019 Venice Road, Birmingham, AL 35211

From Interstate 65: Take Lakeshore Parkway Exit (Exit 255) headed west (toward Bessemer) for approximately 3.5 miles (past RMP sign). Right on Sydney Drive/Wenonah Oxmoor Road. Right on Venice Road. Straight for approximately 0.5 miles. Right into parking lot.

From Ishkooda Wenonah Road:
Southeast on Venice Road from Dan’s Grocery. First left into parking lot.

PARK BUSINESS OFFICE:

 283 Lyon Lane, Birmingham, AL 35211

From Interstate 65: Take Lakeshore Parkway Exit headed west (toward Bessemer) for approximately three miles, turn right onto Frankfurt Drive. Turn right onto Lyon Lane; we are the first building on the right.

Trail Map

FAQs

Do you offer camping facilities?

No. At this time Red Mountain Park is a day-use park only, and we do not have any tents pads, cabins, or RV hookups available.

Are dogs allowed outside of Remy’s Dog Park?

Yes. While Remy’s Dog Park provides a special place for off-leash dog play, dogs are permitted throughout the Park as long as they are on a leash.

Where are bicycles allowed?

All of Red Mountain Park’s trails are multi use trails, and bicycles and hikers are allowed on all of the trails. Please note that trails on the interior of the Park are considered more difficult, and we recommend individuals new to mountain biking or new to Red Mountain Park hike the interior trails prior to riding.

Do I have to be a Member to enjoy Red Mountain Park?

You do not. Our Membership Program is a wonderful way for people who love the Park to support our ongoing work, but you do not have to be a Member to enjoy Red Mountain Park.

Is there a parking or admission fee?

There is no parking or admission fee, but donations are very much welcomed and appreciated via our secure onsite donation boxes or via the Support section of this website.

Is Red Mountain Park a State Park?

Red Mountain Park is a public-private partnership between the Red Mountain Greenway and Recreational Area Commission and the Red Mountain Park Foundation.