Looking for a great trail in Moss Rock Preserve, Alabama? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, wild flowers trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Moss Rock Preserve ranging from 1.9 to 4.5 miles and from 547 to 823 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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rocky
2 days ago

Some area looked like a little fairy land with the big boulders and all the moss. The white trail was not marked very well in some areas. We got off the trail somehow and ended up on the power line trail. Ended up doing a 6 mile hike instead of a 3 mile. Enjoyed the area though.

Combo of Blue to White from the waterfall!

Parked at Simmons school Trailhead. Followed oranges blazes to High Falls and then to where the trail came out on Chapel Rd

Was marked well. Beautiful!

Beautiful views, but very hard to stay on the loop as trail marks are confusing. Got off on side trail few times. Thanks to blue gps dot on the AllTrails app that I could find my way back. Otherwise five star trail. Will do it again.

4 stars only given due to confusing trail markers. See notes at bottom. Truly beautiful preserve, could spend all day here meandering through the creeks and very serene. Fall colors are still out. Be careful of slippery rocks.

There is no map posted at trailhead. It looks like there is an attempt to make it easier by putting small signs with main spots noted (frog pond, high cliffs, boulder field). But, the trees are also color coded and did not match the trails posted on this App.

We followed this route and made it about half way (to the turtle rock) with no problems. After that, there was no clearly defined trail, so not sure if the original maker bushwhacked or just over time this trail wasn’t used.
Needless to say, we ended up getting out via the Powerline Trail, which borders a neighborhood. So, overall give yourself time to explore this place as our mileage (after getting off trail) was closer to 4 miles.

Fall colors are still popping but not much longer. Perfect 60 degree day for a walk with the dog and son:)

hiking
4 months ago

CONFUSING. Not well marked, so it was easy to get lost and get frustrated. Didn’t finish the trail, I just gave up halfway in and went back on the Poweline Trail instead.

Nice. Just make sure to bring plenty of water - I made the mistake to hike on a very hot day... barley any shade on this trail!

Simmons parking lot up the Orange. Crossed the Creek to the White. Up the boulder field then back down the blue. Took the Orange to the falls and then back to the car. Good time with Jamie and Camo.

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
6 months 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
10 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
Tuesday, February 06, 2018

great trail. somewhat hard to stay on the right trail

Thursday, January 04, 2018

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.

hiking
Saturday, December 02, 2017

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

hiking
Saturday, November 25, 2017

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.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

A lot of trees were down.

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