Moss Rock Preserve: Red Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews
#6 of 6 trails in

Moss Rock Preserve: Red Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Hoover, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers. 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.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
65 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

hiking

wild flowers

MODERATE RT traverses only the southwest section of the park. RT begins at Patriotic Junction and features a wetland and High Cliff. Terrain is scenic, flat to moderate, with one short, steep descent and two crossings of Preserve Pkwy.

1 month ago

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!