Moss Rock Preserve ~ Hiking Alabama
In the continuing effort to visit every nook and cranny in the great State of Alabama, and to share it with the world, today I want to take you on a hike at the Moss Rock Preserve in Hoover, Alabama.
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Hoover is a bustling suburb of Birmingham. It is home to the Galleria Mall and lots of other great shopping. It is also home to a glorious Preserve called Moss Rock.
My daughter and my two granddaughters and I decided to hike the Orange Trail to High Falls and then to the Top of the World.
The trail follows alongside a scenic creek.
We found lots of fungi and cute things to look at.
As we continued to hike, the rocks got bigger.
Of course, with
mama and grandmama, 6 and 8 year old girls, the lunch time picnic was the best.
We ate lunch within sight of the High Falls, which made for a great view.
Right at the most scenic area on the Orange Trail hike, someone had hung their hammock and was hanging out over the falls.
The guy in the hammock is actually the reason we stopped short of the High Falls for lunch. But after we ate, we headed off to complete our adventure. We were hot and ready to cool off by wading in the cold waterfall.
That water was soooooo refreshing!
I didn’t actually get a great photo of the whole waterfall. I guess we were too busy playing.
One of the girls spied this crawdad.
After cooling off in the waterfall, we decided to head back. The girls were tired and not interested in continuing on to see the Top of the World. We decided they had gotten enough exercise and it was time to head out of the woods for our next adventure.
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