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Mossy Cave Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.8 (22)

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


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0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

Point to Point

6,926' 2,111 m

High

6,835' 2,083 m

Low

93' 28 m

Up

2' 1 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

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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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  3.8 from 22 votes

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Some beautiful rock formations along the Mossy Cave trail
Apr 7, 2018 near Panguitch, UT
Waterfall.
Jul 11, 2019 near Panguitch, UT
Hoodoos north of Mossy Cave Trail.
Oct 15, 2017 near Panguitch, UT
Hoodoos overlooking Mossy Cave Trail
Oct 15, 2017 near Panguitch, UT
Spires and great scenery on the Mossy Cave Trail
Feb 28, 2016 near Panguitch, UT
Waterfall near Mossy Cave
Oct 15, 2017 near Panguitch, UT

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Jun 18, 2020
Krista Reed
May 17, 2020
Linda Wooten
Short. Waterfall outside the park
Nov 24, 2019
Claudia Ki
short hike to cave and waterfall
Nov 8, 2019
C F
0.4mi — 0h 30m
Oct 5, 2019
Kayla Champagne
Sep 24, 2019
Emily Latzko
Cute, quick little walk to a waterfall. Parts were closed off. We went at sunset.
Sep 7, 2019
Rich Leicht
Jul 14, 2019
Peter Shu