Yellow Trail Foothills Trail

Birmingham, Alabama 35206

Yellow Trail Foothills Trail

Yellow Trail (Foothills Trail) Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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."

Yellow Trail (Foothills Trail) Trip Reports

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3/21/2004
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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Trail Information

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

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