Ruffner Mountain

Birmingham, United States

Ruffner Mountain


Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve is a 1,038 acre nature preserve located in the eastern portion of Jefferson County, Alabama in the City of Birmingham's historic South East Lake neighborhood. The preserve includes a visitor center containing native Alabama animals including raptors, snakes, turtles, and owls. The Ruffner Mountain area was home to iron ore mines and stone quarries, supplying the area's steel mills.

The preserve contains more than 14 miles (23 km) of hiking trails.

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