The 553 acres of the Tannehill Land and Ridges Tract in Jefferson and Bibb counties are spread out across rolling hills and wooded terrain adjacent to Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park.
Cooperatively managed with the park, the tract hosts a variety of habitats bordering Shades Creek, a primary tributary to the Cahaba River. The purchase of this tract included a charitable donation of the tract’s value on the part of the seller.
The Tannehill Land and Ridges Tract offers many outdoor activities, from bird watching and wildlife viewing to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
Park Map (pdf)
Hiking and Mountain Biking
Park trails range from 1 to 4 miles Most are on wide dirt roads. Hiking Trail Map (pdf)
Tannehill is home to the Ironworks 12/24hr mountain bike race. The Birmingham Urban Mountain Peddlers (BUMP) helps maintain the biking trails and their website contains detailed maps of mountain biking trails.
Riding is available every day, but you may want to avoid the park's Trade Days, which are the third full weekends in March through October, and on Halloween. On those days, driving is limited due to the amount of visitors to the park. Riders must register at the Country Store and pay admission of $5 per person and $5 per horse.
Many events take place at Tannehill during the year that are not related to Forever Wild, but can be enjoyed by everyone. These include Trade Days, a Dulcimer Festival, Traditional Archery Tournaments and much more.
Admission may be charged to enter Tannehill Ironworks Historical Park.
From Birmingham, take I-59/I-20 South approximately 26 miles and take exit 100. Turn left on AL-216 East and travel approximately 0.2 miles to Bucksville Rd. Continue on Bucksville Rd. approximately 0.4 miles to Tannehill Pkwy. Turn right on to Tannehill Pkwy. and travel approximately 1.4 miles then turn left and stay on Tannehill Pkwy. for approximately 1.3 miles to Confederate Pkwy. Follow Confederate Pkwy. to Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park.