The Kathy Stiles Freeland Bibb County Glades Preserve gained fame for the large numbers of rare and interesting wildflowers and shrubs found here, on rocky, dolomite glades on the banks of the Little Cahaba River, which snakes through the 480-acre property owned by the Nature Conservancy. The land is forested, often sparsely, by Longleaf pine ridges and oak-hickory forested bluffs, but there is considerable open space dotted by rocky outcrops.
The Bibb Glades are navigated by a wide and well-maintained walking path. Hiking over the gently rolling terrain is characterized as moderate. There are no facilities and no staff present at the site, and the area is not heavily visited. If you need visitor services, the Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park is only 10 minutes away, and that the park is a perfect complement to a visit to the Bibb County Glades Preserve.
Address: Bulldog Bend Rd, Brierfield, AL 35035
Phone: (205) 251-1155
Latitude: 33.0592346 | Longitude: -87.0299379
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