Mossy Cave Trail

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Distance0.4mi
Elevation Gain203ft
Trailhead Elevation6,831ft
Top6,928ft
Elevation Min/Max6831/6928ft
Elevation Start/End6831/6831ft

Mossy Cave Trail

Mossy Cave Trail is a hiking trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Bryce Canyon National Park. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 6,831 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 203 feet. The Pit Toilet (elevation 6,745 feet) restrooms and the Mossy Cave Parking (elevation 6,877 feet) parking are near the trailhead. The Little Windows (elevation 6,959 feet) and Turret Arch attractions can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Mossy Cave viewpoint. There are also an information guidepost and a spring near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: Waterfall Trail.

Mossy Cave Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"A short hike at the northeastern end of Bryce Canyon National Park. This trail offers a short stroll into the reddish pinnacles of Bryce Canyon from UT 12, offering a smaller-scale sampler of the grandeur to the south for travelers who do not wish to make the side trip into the main part of the park.The stream flows found here are not natural; pioneering settlers diverted water from the Sevier River into Water Canyon via a series of canals to feed croplands around Tropic."

"A short hike at the northeastern end of Bryce Canyon National Park."

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3/8/2009
This is a quick, pretty easy hike. After the spectacular views in Bryce Canyon, this seemed a little bit of a letdown. However the trail has its own charm and beauty and the cave is pretty cool. The best part: no one was around! It was very secluded and peaceful. 3-4 stars for atmosphere and beauty, but 1-2 stars for the hike itself (short and easy). It seemed like a good warm-up or cool-down hike.
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11/9/2006
This was a great family hike! And no one around! The cave is huge, and much bigger than I thought it would be. It had beautiful moss and lots of water dripping out of the ceiling. I would like to see it in the winter when the icicles are hanging all over it. The waterfall didn't have much water running over it. In the spring I think it would be more impressive. But above the waterfall were beautiful hoodoo "windows" that we all hiked up to for pictures. To get there look for the very small brown sign and plenty of parking spaces, three miles past Bryce.
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Trail Information

Bryce Canyon National Park
Nearby City
Bryce Canyon National Park
Parks
Easy
Skill Level
Bryce Canyon National Park
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Nov 2018