Oct 11 2022
Southeastern Outings Weekday Hike in the Moss Rock Preserve in Hoover

Southeastern Outings Weekday Hike in the Moss Rock Preserve in Hoover

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

Explore a section of this 350-acre forested park in Hoover on a moderately strenuous 2-3 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 hopefully will 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.

Please meet 8:45 a.m. at the Moss Rock Preserve Parking Lot on Patton Chapel Road. We plan to depart from there promptly at 9:00 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,




Information and Trip Leader:  Scott Myers, 205/393-5230, email myers.scottv@gmail.com



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 and two schools, one on each side of the road. 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 before you come to the driveway which goes uphill to the Simmons Middle School.  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 over 200 members.  We have scheduled forty-six fun events for you to enjoy in the first six months of 2022.  This is an average of EIGHT 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 seoutings@bellsouth.net 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 seoutings.org 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: 205-393-5230

Email: seoutings@bellsouth.net

Dates & Times

2022/10/11 - 2022/10/11

  • Oct 11, 2022 at 08:45 am (Tue)
Location Info

Moss Rock Preserve Patton Chapel Road Parking Lot

1575 Patton Chapel Road, Birmingham, AL 35226