A nice loop that takes you onto one of the less traveled trails. But watch out, there are other trails branching off not shown on this map. We took a wrong turn because of it.

Park is well maintained. Abandoned Mines are interesting. A little too crowded people wise for me but nice easy trails.

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6 days ago

This trail was very busy during the Covid-19 quarantine and you had to wait your turn for viewing the overlook and on the swinging bridge that leads to the tree house platform. The signs were a bit confusing! When you enter the trailhead we stayed to the right. We were turned around on the way out and took an easier trail (road) out.

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rocky
scramble
7 days ago

Good hike, sometimes hard to follow but pretty easy to get back if you follow along with this map. Some good sights.

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rocky
12 days ago

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.

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off trail
rocky
scramble
13 days ago

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rocky
scramble
14 days ago

Good hike, mostly really easy terrain. Some scrambling.

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rocky
23 days ago

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rocky
23 days ago

New favorite trail - very diverse terrain!

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rocky
23 days ago

I was impressed by this hike. I had heard lukewarm things about Red Mountain but this hike was varied, with inclines, declines, rocky and woody terrain. Could see it getting fairly muddy after rain, but on a nice day it’s beautiful. There’s some ropes courses off to the side and you’re never too far from civilization so it’s not exactly a secluded getaway and it leans more towards a walk at certain points. But still very enjoyable and really dog friendly. The overlook is both good and bad, the view is marred by industrial buildings and power lines and a road so again this isn’t exactly a wilderness hike. But it’s nice and it’s satisfying. Solid.

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rocky
23 days ago

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.

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rocky
23 days ago

You’re never more than a couple hundred yards away from a populated road or building or neighborhood at Moss Rock, but the trails certainly make it feel like you are. Enter from the Preserve side where there’s a big parking lot and hike to the “back” along the stream and towards High Falls for the best trails, atmosphere and terrain.

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rocky
28 days ago

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rocky
28 days ago

Great trail! Lots of different conditions - rocky, incline, decline, sunny, shade, water - great for testing new gear. And it’s free! Probably my new favorite trail in Birmingham!

great in-city hike...good to do a quick safe, multi terrain test of equipment and set ups.

Definitely not hiking. If you’re into hiking this is not the trail, not even for beginners. This is a flat, gravel, walking trail full of old ladies and their very ill behaved dogs. The gravel is annoying. The creek is very nice though so if you’re looking for a nice creek to play in this is a good option, but don’t ever come “hiking” here.

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blowdown
muddy
over grown
1 month ago

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.

Great trail

Love this trail. great for an easy hike

hiking
1 month ago

Great easy hike. Brought the dog with us with no issues at all. The history behind Red Mountain is amazing.

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Pretty well marked. Nice hike!

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