Best Spots in Birmingham to Enjoy the Fall Foliage

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It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year… fall! Lucky for you, Magic City is located in the southern most point of the Appalachian Mountains meaning the perfect spot for leaf peepers to book a trip. From glowing goldens to bright oranges and neon reds, here are our favorite places to find fall foliage in Birmingham!

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Park: Oak Mountain State Park

At almost 10,000 acres and 50 miles of hiking trails, Oak Mountain State Park is Alabama’s largest state park. With this much land, what better place to view the changing of the leaves this Autumn.


Located: ​​200 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124

Game On BnB’s Located Near Here: Saint Aaron of Helena, The Boho Bungalow, St. Charles Hideaway, Hillsboro House, and more.

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Park: Ruffner Mountain

Ruffner Mountain is a privately held, 1,040 acre urban nature preserve in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama. With more than 14 miles of trails, there’s plenty of land to walk about and view all of the fall foliage. If you’re looking for a vast view of Birmingham and the changing leaves, we recommend hiking up the short trail of Ruffner Mountain.


Located: ​​1214 81st St S, Birmingham, AL 35206

Game On BnB’s Located Near Here: Historic J.M. Corr House, The Loft on Morris Ave, and Southside Treasure.


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Drive: Mountain Brook via Cherokee Road

If you’re along for the ride, we recommend starting in Mountain Brook and head down Cherokee Road. This upscale residential area is situated in the hills with tall trees bursting with color. To make the most of your drive, we recommend stopping by Birmingham Botanical Gardens to view their fall flowers or cruise alongside Mountain Brook’s golf course.


Located: ​​Mountain Brook, AL

Game On BnB’s Located Near Here: Historic J.M. Corr House, The Loft on Morris Ave, and Southside Treasure.

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Drive: Bluff Park via Shades Crest Road

Heading south from Birmingham, you’ll be met with the quiet neighborhood of Bluff Park in Hoover. Overlooking Shades Valley from atop Shades Mountain, this popular suburb has some of the most exquisite views during the fall. As you drive about, stop by Moss Rock Preserve to get some hiking in and view the beautiful leaves changing color.


Located: ​​Hoover, AL

Game On BnB’s Located Near Here: Knox Square


While Birmingham will be painted with yellows, oranges, and reds, these are just some of our favorite spots to view the painted trees. We hope you choose to stay with us at a Game On BnB short-term rental. Use promo code FALL15 for 15% off your stay this October when you book direct on our website.