Picture of Moss Rock Preserve, a dog friendly attraction in Hoover, AL. Photo by @dailykaiju.
Great spot for dogs who like to climb rocks. Of course, some of the trails are much easier than others.
He was hesitant to jump into water at first. But in few minutes, he was having a blast hopping around and splashing water everywhere!
He played with my five fingers for few seconds before he jumped into water.
My mixed breed dog enjoying the rocks and shade :)
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Picture of Moss Rock Preserve, a dog friendly attraction in Hoover, AL. Photo by @ahuskynamedmika.
Picture of Moss Rock Preserve, a dog friendly attraction in Hoover, AL. Photo by @cidmonster7.
Picture of Moss Rock Preserve, a dog friendly attraction in Hoover, AL. Photo by @dailykaiju.
Great spot for dogs who like to climb rocks. Of course, some of the trails are much easier than others.

Description

Moss Rock Preserve is a beautiful 250 acre nature preserve abundant with trees and plants, rock outcroppings, streams, waterfalls, wildlife and other unique natural features. There are nearly 10 miles of hiking footpaths within Moss Rock Preserve, as well as "Boulder Field" which is a favorite among rock climbers. Dogs are allowed throughout the park; they must be on no more than a 6 foot leash and under their owner's control at all times.

Reviews

BringFido Traveler Rating

Moss Rock Preserve has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 5 dog owners on BringFido.

  • Jul. 12, 2019
    Very fun!

    My five month old labrador mix loved walking the trails and wadding around in the little streams. Great place to bring your dog.

  • More than one year ago.
    Nice primitive trail, beautiful scenery and insensitive people

    Very nice area with a lot of features: boulder fields, slopes, plants, moving water. There are rules that dogs have to be leashed, but we encountered several that were not. While I understand the attraction in letting the hounds run free, it does make for some tense moments. We had no major issues with loosed dogs, but my pups were not comfortable with unrestrained canines. It really detracted from a pleasant afternoon. While I get it, that some owners are confident in their dogs behavior, an unleashed dog suddenly appearing and being aggressive even in a friendly way, can cause stress to other dogs, owners and other people. As it appears that the rules are not strictly enforced or followed, I would hesitate to return. Summary: the natural beauty is superb, once agin it's people who can ruin it for others to enjoy.

  • More than one year ago.
    Beautiful !!

    I took my furry 4 legged baby here and we had a blast! He loved running around the huge rocks , playing in the creek , and making new friends. it's a great place to go hiking with your pooch for great exercise and great fun!

  • More than one year ago.
    Great fun!

    My 3 months old Siberian Husky is very active and loves leaves, trees, birds, plants, people, other dogs,, pretty much everything excites him and interests him. He and I took a hike to Moss Rock Preserve on a hot summer weekday and because there weren't too many people, I didn't have to worry about him pulling me to get closer to them. And he really enjoyed walking on leaves and smelling plants. He generally hates water and although he was hesitant for few minutes, he played and played and ran around and played some more in and around the water falls. He jumped around getting all his paws and lower body wet and drank some and splashed some. He was having a BLAST! And then, we climbed on some rocks to cool off. It was very beautiful and well kept and we had a great time!!

  • More than one year ago.
    Fun and Free Place for Pests AND People

    This trail is a very nice and easy trail for dogs and pups. I have a 3 month old Hound/Retriever that enjoys exploring and running the trails. We encountered a deer, squirrels, chipmonks and other friendly people and pups on our most recent visit.

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