Exploring Moss Rock Preserve

Alabama Moss Rock Preserve

Added by Adam Byrd

Perhaps the greatest draw for Moss Rock is that it is truly a park for all ages and skill levels. With 12 total miles of trails, visitors can opt for a short hike with the family, or a fairly strenuous loop hike throughout the entire park. Climbers will feel right at home in the boulder field, which offers many challenging routes, along with some easier faces for beginners.

Home to one of the largest boulder fields in Southeast, Moss Rock Preserve provides adventure for all types of explorers. Nestled in the rocky, rolling hills of Birmingham, at the end of the Appalachian Mountains, Moss Rock is aptly named after the behemoth boulders littered throughout its charming woods.

Moss Rock is located in Hoover, Alabama, off of Exit 10 on Interstate 459. The address is 617 Preserve Pkwy, Hoover, AL, 35226.

For bouldering information, check out Bouldering at Moss Rock Preserve.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Backpack

If you plan on bouldering, it is recommended to bring:

    • Climbing shoes
  • Crash Pad
  • Chalk bag
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Activities:

Hiking, Photography, Rock Climbing

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

0.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

164 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Family Friendly
Forest
Waterfall

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8 months ago

Beautiful

Stepping into the preserve you leave the bustling of the city of Hoover behind and feel at one with nature. Waterfalls, boulders, streams. Stunning nature.

8 months ago

Added by Adam Byrd

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