Boulder Gorge Loop
ElevationAscent: 235' 72 m
Descent: -234' -71 m
High: 748' 228 m
Low: 550' 168 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“A run through the most scenic areas of Moss Rock Preserve.”— Kristen Arendt
At the first junction, turn right on the Orange Trail passing by shoals on Hurricane Creek and boulders along the banks of the stream. You'll climb gradually on this section of the Orange Trail which is mostly level as it follows along the stream; stay to the right at the junction with the Orange Loop Trail.
At just about a mile, you'll come to a four-way intersection; continue straight to head to High Falls. This waterfall is the highest waterfall in the area, and after recent rains is a lovely place for photos.
After taking in the scenery, take the Orange Loop Trail across the creek. Here, the trail winds through the woods passing over Natural Bridge, a small natural bridge and continuing by the rock formations of Rock House Boulders before rejoining the original Orange Trail segment you started on.
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Land Manager: City of Hoover