Moss Rock Preserve Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews

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.

3.2 miles 409 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

3 months ago

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.

rock climbing
3 months ago

A beautiful place to boulder!

trail running
4 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

had so much fun!!

trail running
5 months ago

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.

5 months ago

Enjoyed my hike today at moss rock and hiked to a big waterfall

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome atmosphere and views of astonishing boulder formations

6 months ago

Beautiful view and easy hike. Lots of people and dogs so if you want to avoid that you have to get there pretty early.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

It was easy and good for kids.
Nice scenery.
A lot of people.

hiking
9 months ago

Loved it!

10 months ago

Big dog and little dog loved it. Very pretty, wall falls, nice hike with a little bit of challenge. Close to home.

10 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Great spot for hiking and bouldering!

1 year ago

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