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Moss Rock Preserve

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Waterfalls, Bird Watching, Hiking Trails, Healthy/Active, Green
Moss Rock Preserve, Preserve Way, Hoover, AL
URL: Moss Rock Preserve  Phone: 205-444-7777

Activity Overview

Moss Rock Preserve is a nearly 350-acre nature preserve in Hoover, Alabama, which is just 15 miles south of Birmingham. It is known for its beautiful waterfalls as well as its hiking trails and boulder field, which is a popular rock climbing area. If you're looking for a place to spend an afternoon outdoors with your family exploring nature, the Moss Rock Preserve is a great place to visit.

Things to Do

  • Explore the preserve on one of its hiking trails - you'll see all kinds of wildlife and plants, as well as beautiful streams and rushing waterfalls.
  • Check out the Boulder Field, a popular rock climbing area that can be used by climbers of all skill levels. You can find a map and more details about the Boulder Field here.
  • Families with young children may want to stick to the Red Trail, the easiest of the color-coded trails, which passes through a wetland.

Moss Rock Preserve Insider Tips

  • If you plan to hike through the preserve, it's a good idea to print out one of the city's trail maps here. The website also provides information on trail changes due to flooding and other natural events that sometimes disrupt the trails.
  • Bring along some food and drinks and have a family picnic in the preserve!
  • Don't forget your camera - you'll want to take photos of the preserve's many natural features, such as its waterfalls and rock outcroppings.

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