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4.24 miles

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577 ft

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The Kings Chair Loop trail in Birmingham, Alabama is a well-known hiking trail that offers a variety of natural features and scenic landmarks. The trail is approximately 4.24 miles long and is rated as moderate in difficulty. It is best known for its panoramic views from the King's Chair overlook, a rock formation that serves as a natural throne. The trail winds through a diverse landscape, including hardwood forests and rocky outcrops. Hikers will cross several small streams and pass by a variety of native plants and wildlife. The trail is well-marked and maintained, with several steep sections that require careful footing. Hikers should be prepared for a moderate climb, especially towards the King's Chair overlook. The best time to hike is in the early morning or late afternoon when the sun is not at its peak. Hikers should also bring plenty of water and wear sturdy shoes. The Kings Chair Loop trail offers a rewarding hike with stunning views, making it a must-visit for those in the Birmingham area.
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