Sep 25 2021
Southeastern Outings Dayhike at the Moss Rock Pres...

Southeastern Outings Dayhike at the Moss Rock Pres...

Presented by Southeastern Outings at Moss Rock Preserve Parking Lot on Patton Chapel Road

This outing represents a postponement of this same hike which was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 18 and has been postponed to Saturday, September 25 as a result of the very heavy rainfall in the Moss Rock Preserve on September 18. 

Explore a section of this 350-acre forested park in Hoover on a moderately strenuous several hour hike with some climbing up and walking down hills on Shades Mountain.  We’ll experience the preserve’s diverse natural features which include longleaf pine forests, huge boulders, grassy areas, outstanding views and several beautiful streams and waterfalls which should be running bountifully when we are there.

Note-To view photos of what we will see on this trip, please click on this link:


Please be sure to click on the link and view the photographs.

We recommend that you bring hiking poles with you on this hike if you have them.

Please bring water to drink.  Well-behaved, properly supervised children age seven and up able to walk the distance and complete the hike without complaining are welcome.

Please meet 9:45 a.m. at the Moss Rock Preserve Parking Lot on Patton Chapel Road. We plan to depart from there promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Below is a link to the website for Moss Rock Preserve, where you can print a map of the trails in Moss Rock Preserve for use on this hike or on future hikes there on your own,


Info. and Trip Leader:  David Shepherd, 205/ 240-4681, email



Moss Rock Preserve Parking Lot on Patton Chapel Road-1575 Patton Chapel Road, Hoover, AL 35226. Proceed to Cadillac dealership on U.S. 31 in Hoover about ½ mile north of U.S. 31 interchange with I-459 near the Riverchase Galleria. Turn onto Patton Chapel Road at stop light directly across U.S. 31 from the Cadillac dealer. Go 1.6 miles. See fire station on the road to the left and two schools, one on each side of the road you are already on. Pull into preserve parking lot on left shortly after you pass Preserve Parkway, the road which goes left to the fire station.  This left turn into the Moss Rock Preserve Parking lot at Simmons Middle School is just before you come to the driveway which goes uphill to the Simmons Middle School itself.  The preserve parking lot where we’ll meet usually has a substantial number of yellow school buses in it.  There should be a sign for preserve parking beside the driveway into the parking lot.




Do you wish you had friends who share your active lifestyle and enjoyment of outdoor activities?  Then become active with Southeastern Outings (SEO), a nonprofit organization committed and created to serve people who enjoy being active in the outdoors.  The organization plans, organizes and leads outings such as dayhikes, easy kayak and canoe trips, stream and waterfall walks, bicycle rides, lake events and other fun activities to beautiful sites in our natural environment.  From time to time we also sponsor potluck suppers and other socials.  All events and activities of the group are open to the public.  Participating in SEO activities is a splendid, simple way to make congenial new friends who enjoy the outdoors.




The organization currently has about 250 members.  We have scheduled SIXTY-EIGHT fun events for you to enjoy in the eight months ending October 31, 2021.  This is an average of SEVEN fun outdoor events per month.  We enjoy the outdoors in all seasons throughout the year.


SEO does not charge for participation in any of its outings.  You do not have to be a member to participate in one or two SEO activities.  Dues are only $10 per family or household.  Please contact Dan Frederick, President, 205-631-4680, or for more information and to obtain three free monthly newsletters with membership application and a complete description of all our outdoor events.


Southeastern Outings now has a website.  Just go to to find announcements of all our upcoming outings scheduled plus some brief, general information about Southeastern Outings, a membership application and 1500 lovely photographs from most of our outings.


Thank you.

Admission Info


Phone: 205-240-4681


Dates & Times

2021/09/25 - 2021/09/25

Location Info

Moss Rock Preserve Parking Lot on Patton Chapel Road

1575 Patton Chapel Road, Birmingham, AL 35226