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Moss Rock Preserve Loop is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Birmingham, Alabama 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.

Length 5.2 mi Elevation gain 597 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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David Gafford
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Trails are over grown and very hard to identify due to looking just like woods with no clear path.

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Shig Z
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The preserve is conveniently located with good parking areas at the trailheads. There's also not a fee to use the trails. Good portion of the trails are along a creek, which can be nice. However, trail markings are very lacking, even at junctions where multiple trails intersect. Some areas of the trails are also overgrown with vegetations, making it hard to see where the actual trail is. Powerline trail has no shade, so bring a hat

Kris Rose
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The location of the Park is fantastic. There are multiple entrances with various sized parking area. The trails themselves are very rocky (as seems to be every trail in Alabama) and footing is tricky at some locations. The trail marking is very difficult to follow as there are numerous side trails that connect the main trails with no indication as to which is the actual trail. At some points on the trail, you can see 3 or 4 trees marked, but when these adjunct trails pop up, there never seems to be a trail mark visible. when passing by the "The Hole in the Rock" area, a number of trails converge and there is no signage or marking to keep you on your trail.

Eric Biancalana
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HikingRocky

Because the trail goes along the edge of the Preserve, you’re going to see buildings, power lines and hear vehicles frequently. This isn’t the place to go if you’re looking for a wilderness get away type of hike, but for what it is, it’s great. It’s beautiful in there and after rainfall the waterfalls and stream are fantastic. It’s a little more of a “walk” than a “hike” but there is plenty of rocky terrain and incline/decline in certain bits. Do this for a quick, easy trip. Not something you need to pack or prepare for at all, it’s located in white suburbia. Taco and pizza joint across the street ain’t bad either.

Celia Simpson
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HikingBlowdownMuddyOver grown

This trail isn't crazy impressive but I love hiking here! The waterfalls are great after heavy rains and creeks are fun to wade through. Lots of fun memories here.

Carly Pearce
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HikingRocky

It was alright. There’s really not a noticeable trail, you just make your own. Not a super picturesque place. Mostly good for trail running and rock climbing. Fairly nice for hiking but I probably wouldn’t go back.

Kevin Yang
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Bama Price
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HikingRocky

This is a more difficult trail in sections because of the rocks and roots. The long straight section on then west side of the trail in in the sun with no shade, following powerlines.

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Sidney Grimmett
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Hiking

Overall not a bad trail. Unfortunately, not a good place to see a sunset. There is foliage and a housing community that blocks your view of the setting sun. However, this would not be a bad place to see a sunrise. There is an open portion of this trail on a ridge that looks to the ESE. Advice in the summer would be to go at dusk versus earlier. Power line portion is open to the sun. I complete about 3.5 miles of the trail in the daylight and the rest after dark. Trails are not marked well so the use of this app is handy.

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Zviad Aburjania
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pretty nice bouldering please near downtown

Joel Riley
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Jennifer Washington
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Roger Clayton
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Rose Stipati
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Dawn Daley
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Devin Jones
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Shane Elmore
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Mollie Flotemersch
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Robert Howard
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Jamie Hill
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Brandon Raggette
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Christa Evans
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Paul Hart
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Brandon Haley
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Richard Rodriguez
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Christa Evans
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