While we were visiting family in Alabama, we enjoyed exploring a little bit of Alabama’s history and lush green landscape. One of our favorite activities was our visit to Moss Rock Preserve in Hoover, Alabama. Our kids loved this park, and our youngest daughter agreed to share an honest review with you!
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One of the highlights of our trip was our time with my cousins in Alabama and Georgia! My cousins have all married in the last few years, and have been blessed with children. We were delighted to spend a few days with Taylor and Maddie and their three beautiful children in Alabama.
Moss Rock Preserve
“I have to say, Alabama is definitely not my favorite state. There are lots of mosquitoes and it’s very humid, so it was nice to be able to cool off at Moss Rock.
@dinkumtribe Enjoyed the cool water and climbing the boulders at Moss Rock Preserve in Hoover, Alabama last summer. #familytravelblogger #familytravelcreator #familytraveltiktoker #familytravelideas #familytravelvlog #familytravelinfluencer #familytravelblog #adhdfamilies #adhdfamilylife #bigfamilies #largefamilymom #bigfamilytravel #outdoorfamily #outdoorfamilyfun #hikingwithkids #hikingwithkids⛰ #hikingwithfriends #boulderfield #playinginthecreek #1000hoursoutsidechallenge #alabamahiking #alabamacreeks ♬ Sunroof – Nicky Youre & dazy
Moss Rock Preserve is a 349-acre natural preserve with lots of waterfalls, forest, and several boulder fields. Our cousins showed us around when we stayed with them, and we had a lot of fun hiking the trails and playing in the creek.
We put on bug spray and started hiking through the trees and boulders. The trails were nice, with lots of signs so no one would get lost. We really enjoyed all the boulders and forest, and the preserve is shady and cool.
There are almost 12 miles of hiking trails, and lots of rocks to climb, so we found the reserve to be ideal for exploring.
There’s also a lot of wildlife and plant life at Moss Rock and we saw lots of birds and some snakes! Six rare plant species grow there, and lots of poison ivy. If you visit, be sure to keep your eyes open and stay on the trails.
There were two boulders that were close together so we all climbed through the tunnel, and there were lots of different kinds of rock.
We kept walking until we found the stream, which was lots of fun to splash around in. Tadpoles and minnows were swimming in the shallow parts!
There was also a small waterfall near the end of the stream. We quickly discovered that the water was shallow enough to walk through. The best way to get down the waterfall was to slide down on our rear ends!
One of the things I really liked about Moss Rock was that there was lots to do and I don’t think anyone was bored there.” -Appaloosa
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