Yellow Trail Foothills Trail

Birmingham, Alabama

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The Yellow Trail travels the lower foothills of Oak Mountain State Park through concentrated tree growth that provides a welcoming canopy of shade during hot weather. On the ridges above, longleaf pines tower over the trail. During the hike, watch for large turtles in some of the creeks you’ll cross. One of the most popular stopping points along the route is Maggie’s Glen. Trail Surface: Dirt path.
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by Joe Cuhaj (Falcon Guides)

The Yellow Trail travels the lower foothills of Oak Mountain State Park through concentrated tree growth that provides a welcoming canopy of shade during hot weather.

On the ridges above, longleaf pines tower over the trail. During the hike, watch for large turtles in some of the creeks you’ll cross. One of the most popular stopping points along the route is Maggie’s Glen. Trail Surface: Dirt path.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Birmingham
Distance: 8.2
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 640 feet
Top Elevation: 830 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Oak Mountain State Park
Local Maps: USGS Cahaba Heights, Chelsea, Helena
Driving Directions: Directions to Yellow Trail (Foothills Trail)

Recent Trail Reviews

3/21/2004
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This trail is deceptively difficult. Take the trail from the north trail head. The first half of the trail is only a warm up for the more difficult second half. Markings are sometimes difficult to find on the second half of the trail.



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