Nov 28 2020
Easy Walk on the Vulcan Trail with superb views ov...

Easy Walk on the Vulcan Trail with superb views ov...

Presented by Southeastern Outings at Vulcan Park and Museum Parking Lot is meeting place

Please Note-The date for this hike has been changed from Sunday, November 29 to Saturday, November 28 to avoid the 100% chance of rain predicted for Sunday afternoon.

Enjoy an easy walk in the woodlands overlooking Birmingham on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  The trail is level, as it is on an old mining railroad right of way just below the crest of Red Mountain.  This walk is an ideal activity for those Thanksgiving guests who have been in your house for several days and with whom you are looking for something to do to get them out of the house.  A previous after-holiday walk on this trail drew one of the highest numbers of participants, 67, on any outing SEO has ever sponsored.  Don’t miss it!

Please meet at 1:45 p.m. in the Vulcan Park and Museum Parking Lot where you would normally park to visit the Vulcan Statue and Vulcan Park.  We plan to depart from there at 2:00 p.m.  We will first walk a short distance from the big parking lot past the Vulcan Statue and down some new stairs to the trail head.  Then we’ll walk on the trail to Green Springs Highway and back.  The formerly unpaved section of the Vulcan Trail has recently been widened and resurfaced.

There is no charge to participate in this hike and there is no charge for admission to either Vulcan Park or the trail.

Well-behaved, carefully supervised children age 7 and older able to walk 4 miles without complaining are welcome to participate.

Note-To view photos of what we will see on this trip, please click on this link:

Please be sure to click on the link and view the photographs.

After the walk is completed, there will be an optional dinner for all hikers who wish to join us for dinner at Jim ‘N Nick’s 11th Avenue Grill at Five Points South.

Share an adventure.  Bring family and a friend or friends.

Information and Trip Leader: Dan Frederick, or 205/631-4680



Vulcan Park and Museum Parking Lot—1852 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard South Parking, Birmingham, AL 35209 is meeting place.

Please call 205/631-4680 or email immediately to obtain a list of complete directions to Vulcan Park from all major highways in Birmingham.  You may leave your email address and a phone message if you wish, and the directions will be emailed to you promptly. Note-GPS devices frequently misdirect users to locations which are NOT the meeting place for this hike!!


Do you wish you had friends who share your active lifestyle and enjoyment of outdoor activities?  Then become active with Southeastern Outings (SEO), a nonprofit organization committed and created to serve people who enjoy being active in the outdoors.  The organization plans, organizes and leads outings such as dayhikes, easy kayak and canoe trips, stream and waterfall walks, bicycle rides, lake events and other fun activities to beautiful sites in our natural environment.  From time to time we also sponsor potluck suppers and other socials.  All events and activities of the group are open to the public.  Participating in SEO activities is a splendid, simple way to make congenial new friends who enjoy the outdoors.


The organization currently has about 300 members.  We scheduled eighty-seven events during calendar year 2019 for an average of 7 fun events per month.  We enjoy the outdoors in all seasons throughout the year.

SEO does not charge for participation in any of its outings.  You do not have to be a member to participate in one or two SEO activities.  Dues are only $10.  Please contact Dan Frederick, President, 205-631-4680, or for more information and to obtain three free monthly newsletters with membership application and a complete description of all our outdoor events.

Thank you.

Admission Info


Phone: 205-631-4680


Dates & Times

2020/11/28 - 2020/11/28

Additional time info:

Please note that the Southeastern Outings dayhike on the Vulcan Trail originally scheduled for Sunday, November 29 has been rescheduled to take place on Saturday, November 28.  Meeting time and place remain unchanged. The probability of rain predicted for Sunday afternoon is 100%, whereas the probability of rain predicted for Saturday afternoon, November 28 is only 1%. The revised hike announcement is above.  Please be sure to look at the photos of what we will see on our hike Saturday, and please do plan to come with us! PLEASE NO DOGS OR SMOKING ALLOWED ON ANY SOUTHEASTERN OUTINGS ACTIVITIES 

Location Info

Vulcan Park and Museum Parking Lot is meeting place

1852 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard South Parking, Homewood, AL 35209