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Mossy Cave Trail

 3.8 (12)

Length


0.4 Miles 0.6 Kilometers


93' 28 m

Ascent

-2' -1 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

6,926' 2,111 m

High

6,835' 2,083 m

Low

Shared By Megan W

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This popular scenic path follows a stream and ends at a small waterfall that cascades over a ledge.

Megan W

Dogs No Dogs

Features Cave · River/Creek · Waterfall

Family Friendly Short, easy trail with ample water features and interesting rock formations. Squeeze in some history by learning how Mormon settlers diverted the creek here using the natural landscape.

Description

From the parking area, travel over mostly flat terrain until reaching a bridge where you'll join the streamside path. Gain elevation gradually as you marvel at the hoodoo spires above the trail. After a slightly steeper section, you arrive at a fork. First take the left fork (southwards) up to Mossy Cave. This grotto was formed by an underground spring. Depending on the time of year, the cave features either moss or giant icicles.

Return to the trail fork and take the other branch heading north. You'll arrive at the top of a small waterfall that runs over a Dolomite limestone lip. The waterfall flows from May to October. This enjoyable trail is easy on the legs and great on the senses. Because this trailhead is accessed prior to the entrance station, you can explore this area for free without paying the park fee.

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Jul 12, 2018
Greg Heyn
Jul 11, 2018
Allison Menke
Jul 9, 2018
Kristina Mason
Detouring from the mossy cave trail a short distance provides spectacular views of bright orange hoodoos and beautiful sea foam green water. 0.2mi
Jul 8, 2018
Andrew Louville
0.5mi
Jun 25, 2018
Michael Poon
Jun 16, 2018
Jeff Hines
Jun 12, 2018
Michael Clary
May 27, 2018
Gisele Tlusty
Hiked up to the waterfall and back 1mi

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 12 votes

#1

in Mossy Cave

#5637

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  3.8 from 12 votes
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#1

in Mossy Cave

#271

in Utah

#5,637

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