Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

A 1,011 acre natural oasis located on one of the last undeveloped stretches of the Red Mountain ridge known as Ruffner Mountain, but just a 10 minute escape from downtown Birmingham, Ruffner feels like a world away.  Miles of peaceful forested trails with surprising biodiversity, wetlands teaming with wildlife, remnants of our past mining history, and spectacular views from several overlooks await you.  Whether you are a teacher looking for a quality field based experience for your class, or an adult wanting to learn more about native plants and animals or environmental stewardship, Ruffner’s programs offer something for everyone and all ages.