The Zoo Loop Is Here!

Cyclist, runners and pedestrians now have a safe and accessible trail from the Birmingham Zoo to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens!

The Zoo Loop, a 1.3-mile trail that links the Birmingham Zoo and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, opened July 1. The trail connects the cities of Birmingham, Homewood and Mountain Brook through a walking path along the perimeter of the Birmingham Zoo’s property and another loop around the Botanical Gardens. This critical connection was identified as a priority connection in the Red Rock Ridge & Valley Trail System planning process.

Although the trail is complete, the plan also calls for a pedestrian bridge linking Homewood and Mountain Brook across U.S. Highway 280 along Hollywood Boulevard. The constructed sidewalks would then eventually connect to trails and walkways from the ever-expanding Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System.

The Zoo Loop connects two amazing attractions making them one destination. The loop will only enhance the experiences and memories created at the Birmingham Zoo and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Your adventure is only one walk away!

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