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Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

Zoological Park in Birmingham

A 1,036-acre preserve with native plants, animals, geological formations, wonderful vistas and ore-mining heritage. A hiking trail and overlook offer a beautiful view of the city. Maps are available. The nature center includes exhibits and gift shop and family programs. Covered and open picnic areas and facility rentals.

Wheelchair Accessible

For more information visit:

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve
1214 81st St. S.
Birmingham, AL 35206
Hours of Operation
  • Center open Tu-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5; trails open daily dawn-dusk
  • Not provided
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