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Moss Rock Preserve & Waterfalls

617 Preserve Way, Hoover, AL 35226-4165
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Nature near the city

Nice place for a quick hike near the city. Plenty of photo opportunities. Nice waterfalls and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
homewood_traveler41
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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It's free and breathtaking

Im a local landscape photographer in Birmingham, Ive known about Moss Rock since I've lived here... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Jerrod B
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“boulder field” (5 reviews)
“orange trail” (2 reviews)
“huge rocks” (2 reviews)
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617 Preserve Way, Hoover, AL 35226-4165
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for a quick hike near the city. Plenty of photo opportunities. Nice waterfalls and large rocks. Worth a stop.

Thank homewood_traveler41
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Im a local landscape photographer in Birmingham, Ive known about Moss Rock since I've lived here but only explored the boulder field. The last trip I wanted to find some waterfalls close by and Moss Rock was amazing. The orange trail is my favorite trail...More

Thank Jerrod B
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

This little reserve is a great place to wander in the woods and next to creeks. I’d imagine this would get quite busy in Sunmer but winter on an overcast day was perfect

Thank Faun T
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Walk the trail and breath in the fresh spring time air. There are a lot of trees and natural areas to unwind from the digital world. Make sure to find some light bug spray and take it with you. (better safe than bitten!)

Thank Ro828
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

The park is close beside a new housing/dining development and near the road, but you feel insulated from development while you are in the park. The boulder field is amazing and an excellent destination for climbing near the city with several cave features. The waterfalls...More

Thank C-VilleDog
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I used to walk my dogs around this area and it was always a good and new adventure each time. It's not crowded and when you do meet fellow walkers they are always very nice and say hello when passing. Its a beautiful place to...More

Thank Louise W
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

There are several relatively short trails on this preserve. It has beautiful little gems along the way - little waterfalls, wooden bridges, gorgeous trees and pretty rock formations. And the best part is, it's not very crowded. You do need substantial shoes - not necessarily...More

Thank FamilyU86
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Very neat area with interesting rock formations, a creek and small waterfall, great little area to hike and explore if you have a couple of extra hours.

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is a good place for hiking fun. Easy to spend 30 minutes or 3 hours in this preserve. It's pretty and the trails are fairly good. Some trail maintenance is needed but that's usually the case with most trails. Wish the signage was better...More

Thank cbfield
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is a fun place to wander around in. Lots of rock formations, lots of hiking options. If you're a rock climber, there are mild bouldering options. If you seek them out, there are fun semi-hidden locations. A good deal of harmless hippie graffiti. A...More

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Katie B
4 September 2017|
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Response from Andrew T | Reviewed this property |
No... not at this park. Oak Mtn would be your best bet for that...
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Katie B
4 September 2017|
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Response from KENNETH G | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no pits or tables. There is a porta potti. No other amenities
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tonyaw869
27 March 2017|
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Response from twisterbama | Reviewed this property |
There is a map of the park I only know by walking and following these directions. Give it another try I am sure yall will like it. Look up Trail descriptions -City of Hoover Ross Preserve.
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