Moss Rock Preserve: Orange Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Moss Rock Preserve: Orange Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hoover, Alabama that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.2 miles
301 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly





wild flowers

The Orange Trail lies on other city owned land just outside Moss Rock’s east perimeter. From Simmons Middle parking, OT leaves WT (heading east) and its loop features Rock House Boulders, Natural Bridge, High Falls and eventually Top of the World—an incredible scenic view. Terrain is moderately challenging with high steps, steeper grades and one crossing of Chapel Rd. OT runs out-and-back, with only two connections to Power Line Trail.

12 days ago

Thanks to whomever re-painted the Orange Trail markers!

1 month ago

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!

7 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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.

7 months ago