Irondale Furnace Trail is a hiking trail in Mountain Brook, Alabama. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 687 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 144 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.
Irondale Furnace Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This hike takes you from a Civil War–era iron furnace through one of the finest suburban developments of the 20th century to a commercial village in the midst of a 21st-century update. You’ll not only see landscaped yards stocked with imported Southern classics like camellias, azaleas, and cherry trees, but you’ll also enjoy natural areas with unexpected native botanical variety. Grand homes are on display throughout. They come in a variety of sizes and styles, but they’re consistently attractive and well cared for."
--Thomas Spencer, Five-Star Trails: Birmingham (Menasha Ridge Press).
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