Red Rock Trail System

Facilitated by FLT, Red Rock Trail System is a planned 750-mile network of trails, bike lanes, and sidewalks in Jefferson County with over 120 trail miles already open to the public. FLT’s vision is for every resident to have safe, convenient access to the outdoors where they can run, walk, bike, and play with their families.

Each year, we work with partners to build new trails and promote the growing trail system as a whole. Some of the newest trails include:

+ Kiwanis Vulcan Trail (2018, Birmingham)

+ Rail Trail (2018, Bessemer)

+ High Ore Line to Red Mountain Park (2019, Midfield and Birmingham)

+ Five Mile Creek Greenway (2019, Gardendale and Fultondale)

Jones Valley Trail Extension will add a critical mile to the trail system’s central corridor, make various trail connections to new neighborhoods possible, and bring us one step closer to connecting Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve in the east to Red Mountain Park in the west.

About Us

Freshwater Land Trust (FLT) conserves, connects, and cares for land and water in Central Alabama, creating dynamic green spaces for future generations. Since 1996, FLT has conserved over 11,000 acres of land that protect rivers and wildlife and established Red Rock Trail System, an ambitious 750-mile network of trails, bike lanes, and sidewalks in Jefferson County.

In their efforts to advance Red Rock Trail System, FLT relies on robust partnerships with government, business, and community leaders across Jefferson County. Key partners include Jefferson County Department of Health, UAB’s Live HealthSmart, the City of Birmingham, and Five Mile Creek Partnership, a coalition of six cities in north Jefferson County.

FLT serves as an expert and champion for high-impact, long-lasting conservation, stewardship, and public access to the outdoors in Alabama. They are nationally accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

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