Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Moss Rock Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

if you're familiar with the maps and trails that's great but a lot of places truly need blazing. very easy to switch to a different trail

however I absolutely love love love this preserve

Most poorly marked trails I have ever been on. Did not even know what trail I was on till i was well into the woods. Lots of trails that branch off and you have no idea which one to take. Had to eventually pull out my All Trails app so I could figure out how to get out.

Thanks to whomever re-painted the Orange Trail markers!

nature trips
1 month ago

Love this place oh so much! The location of the trail is in a neighborhood. It took a little time finding it the first time because of that. Once we got on the trail, we discovered plenty of beautiful sights! Then we got lost for a while. The trails are not marked clearly. Nevertheless, we came across a friendly hiker that lives in the neighborhood! He showed us the way out! Not only did we have a fantastic time hiking; we also enjoyed talking to the hiker! After the workout, there was a nice popsicle stand right outside of the trails. I went once more and will continue to visit because of the rawness of the nature in the up-and-coming community! I highly recommend going! Also my pregnant sister was able to carry a baby in her stomach, and another child strapped to her on the trip. Therefore, the hike is fairly easy. Enjoy!!!

Trail markings?? It’s a cool hike if you can actually find it, but it’s very poorly marked and extremely confusing to get around. Have fun!

I’ve never been on a more poorly marked, mis-marked, unmarked trail. Very frustrating completing the loop.

Lots of fun. The boulders were incredible and the falls and creeks were an added bonus. We hiked all together 3.4 miles. I will bring grandbabies to this one!

This is a beautiful trail especially if you start it early in the morning. The trees provide full cover the entire time. After rain the waterfall is beautiful. Great spot at the bottom for some trail mix or jerky. Cross the creek and loop back to the start or back to the crossing into the main part of the park to loop the White or Blue trails. Always one of my favorite short easy family hikes or just a solo walk in the woods.

“And into the forest I go... to lose my mind and find my soul.”

Like the boulders and streams at MRP. Glad I had All Trails app though. Some parts aren’t marked well. Hiked part of this in rain. That was actually nice but rocks get slippery.

A fun place to take your kids and dogs. Little Rock climbing and hiking with small water fall. Very nice place.

One of those hikes I would take my date on. Loved it!

Pretty easy trail, mostly flat with a couple of inclines. A good nice loop, but definitely lots of roots in the trail so watch your steps.

Great experience. Better in spring and early summer when the waterfall and streams are active. Top it off with a cold one at Vecchia’s.

hiking
5 months ago

This is a great little nature preserve tucked in the middle of a bustling community. Excellent place for some good hiking. We’ve hiked all the trails and done some bird watching along the Power Line trail. Also a wonderful place to take the kids for a meandering stroll through the bluffs or along the creek. The trail markers aren’t always straight forward and the trails can be confusing as so many user created off-shoots are present, sometimes taking you in circles or leading you off to a different trail or an interesting view. You can’t really get “lost” in the preserve though as most of the trails are intertwined and there’s usually a person or a marker around the next bend. The park can get very busy on the weekends so if you’re looking for a solo or serenity hike I suggest taking the power line trail or going on a weekday morning. I have seen king snakes several times in the summer on the Power Line trail so use a leash on your dog and bring water and a hat as there is no shade. Wear ankle support if you plan to get on any of the other trails There is a beautiful waterfall near the end of the Orange trail which is best accessed from the parking lot on Preserve Way. Trail maps not available on-site so prepare in advance.

hiking
7 months ago

great trail. somewhat hard to stay on the right trail

We had some issues finding the orange trail and the signs are absolutely not helpful. The first half of the loop was aight, but the boulders were spectacular, and after we crossed the Natural Bridge we began to really enjoy the hike. The top of the world was a lot of fun to climb around and explore, and the hike back was lovely.

We hiked part of the blue trail up along the falls and it was busy, but beautiful.

If you take the orange trail all the way up to the 'top of the world,' you will have had a pretty good workout... the flat part of the trail up to the falls is great for dogs and kids However, the pleasant stroll turns into a hike at this point.

Be forewarned...there are a lot of exposed roots and stumps on this trail, and plenty not so exposed. Unless you have an extremely high step, you will trip up at least once (and likely many more). As such, this is for hiking and walking only! You will bust your butt if you decide to run or jog this trail.

A lot of trees were down.

Dry waterfall and stream beds right now. Difficult to follow trails without this app. I wandered around on blue, red, and white trails.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Great hike! The online GPS tracking was a real timesaver and made our trip so much more enjoyable!

trail is overgrown in some places, definitely giving off the truth that it's one of the lighter used trails in Moss Preserve. Probably the steepest and most winding trails I've experienced there. The trail itself is fun to hike just based on the fact that it's a trail to hike but its name "high cliffs trail" (aka red trail) is misleading, and disappointing when you hike it expecting some sort of high cliff/waterfall/etc, only to discover it's named after the adjacent subdivision promptly named High Cliffs, and the once existing trail that led to the subdivision which looked to have had a decent view from atop, has been covered in by recent construction and Landscaping in the area, leaving much to be desired. But other than the fact it lacks any significant formations or features and has a misleading name, the trail itself was a good hike and is away from the main set of trails, allowing for some private and quite hike time!

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Just for the fact that it feels huge and wide open when in actualitu it is surrounded by subdivisions on all sides and isn't that big, I give it a big thumbs up. Great place to take the dogs, or kiddos for a day hike, or just to get away and read a book in peace. Also is littered with climbable rock faces, for skilled climbers looking for a quick climb and beginners looking for something simple to get some practice on. For sure plan on going back very soon!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

This place is very nice and an easy hike. Love the waterfalls and rocks.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Moss rock is a great trail for all ages. Keep going until you reach the falls!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Great for both the casual and semi-serious trailers!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Easy hike, cool waterfall, cool rocks to see and climb :)

Friday, February 10, 2017

great trail!

hiking
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Had a blast climbing on the rocks! A little crowded but a great hike!

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