Moss Rock Preserve Trail

MODERATE 98 reviews
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Moss Rock Preserve Trail is a 3.1 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.

3.1 miles
331 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers

1 month ago

great trail. somewhat hard to stay on the right trail

3 months ago

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

5 months ago

A lot of trees were down.

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

7 months ago

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!

9 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

Great for both the casual and semi-serious trailers!

10 months ago

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

Friday, February 10, 2017

great trail!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

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

Monday, January 02, 2017

The excitement is everlasting and opportunities are virtually unlimited.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Fun place to hike with awesome rock formations! Big dog and little dog love the streams and rocks to climb on. Always pretty crowded so not as enjoyable as it could be.

Monday, October 31, 2016

The trails extend much further than what the recent posts will lead you to believe. In the far northeast section by where the highway is, there are some beautiful waterfalls. The trails have been very well taken care of by a local Boy Scout troop. The trails were easy to hike and there were plenty of huge rocks along the way to climb on if you like a challenge. I would recommend this place for hikers of all experience levels.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

I love this trail system. Parts are really difficult, and parts are easy. If you loop the entire preserve, it's 5 miles. Unfortunately, the great bridge that crossed the creek near the Simmons Middle School trailhead has been washed away. But as dry as it has been lately, taking the Orange Trail is no problem and there are several places to cross over to the Blue Trail or other trails without getting wet. I've placed pictures of the waterfall which right now is not much more than your kitchen sink! It's still a beautiful area.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Love this place, but there has been more and more trash being left behind. I was take a trash bag and gather up trash from the trail. They have trash cans at the entrance and down by the creek.

rock climbing
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A beautiful place to boulder!

trail running
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Great! But as another guy below my review says, you WILL get lost easily here. Their trail color system is not clearly marked nor used frequently enough along the trail. My 3.2 jaunt turned into a 6.2 slog through the Alabama 'Outback'.
The first half I loved Got to see a very cool double waterfall and several deer along trail.
Would do again.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

had so much fun!!

trail running
Monday, June 20, 2016

Fun place to boulder. For trail running, expect to get lost your first time out. Moss Rock is a beautiful place and easily accessible. Some creek crossings are necessary to access a few of the trails.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Enjoyed my hike today at moss rock and hiked to a big waterfall

Friday, May 27, 2016

Awesome atmosphere and views of astonishing boulder formations

Monday, May 16, 2016

Beautiful view and easy hike. Lots of people and dogs so if you want to avoid that you have to get there pretty early.

Monday, April 11, 2016

It was easy and good for kids.
Nice scenery.
A lot of people.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Loved it!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Big dog and little dog loved it. Very pretty, wall falls, nice hike with a little bit of challenge. Close to home.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Great spot for hiking and bouldering!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Monday, June 15, 2015

This place was beautiful! Such a nice hike! My pups loved it as well.

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