Red Mountain Park

Red Mountain Park consists of 1,200 acres, stretching 4.5 miles between the cities of Homewood and Bessemer.  Red Mountain was the primary source of the rich iron ore deposits that helped prompt the founding of Birmingham in 1871 as the first industrial city of the “New South”.

Today, more than a generation removed from the closing of the last ore mine on its slope, Red Mountain is the site of one of the most ambitious, exciting and historically significant new park projects in America.  Currently, the Park contains 7 visitor destinations within a 10-mile trail system open for hiking and biking: Red Ore Zip Tour Zip Line, 3 Historic Iron Ore Mines, 2 Overlooks, SkyHy Treehouse.