Moss Rock Preserve Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Birmingham, AL that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The trails extend much further than what the recent posts will lead you to believe. In the far northeast section by where the highway is, there are some beautiful waterfalls. The trails have been very well taken care of by a local Boy Scout troop. The trails were easy to hike and there were plenty of huge rocks along the way to climb on if you like a challenge. I would recommend this place for hikers of all experience levels.
I love this trail system. Parts are really difficult, and parts are easy. If you loop the entire preserve, it's 5 miles. Unfortunately, the great bridge that crossed the creek near the Simmons Middle School trailhead has been washed away. But as dry as it has been lately, taking the Orange Trail is no problem and there are several places to cross over to the Blue Trail or other trails without getting wet. I've placed pictures of the waterfall which right now is not much more than your kitchen sink! It's still a beautiful area.
Love this place, but there has been more and more trash being left behind. I was take a trash bag and gather up trash from the trail. They have trash cans at the entrance and down by the creek.
A beautiful place to boulder!
Great! But as another guy below my review says, you WILL get lost easily here. Their trail color system is not clearly marked nor used frequently enough along the trail. My 3.2 jaunt turned into a 6.2 slog through the Alabama 'Outback'.
The first half I loved Got to see a very cool double waterfall and several deer along trail.
Would do again.
had so much fun!!
Fun place to boulder. For trail running, expect to get lost your first time out. Moss Rock is a beautiful place and easily accessible. Some creek crossings are necessary to access a few of the trails.
Enjoyed my hike today at moss rock and hiked to a big waterfall
Awesome atmosphere and views of astonishing boulder formations
Beautiful view and easy hike. Lots of people and dogs so if you want to avoid that you have to get there pretty early.
It was easy and good for kids.
A lot of people.
Judy And David H.
Judy And David H.
Big dog and little dog loved it. Very pretty, wall falls, nice hike with a little bit of challenge. Close to home.
Great spot for hiking and bouldering!