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greenBlue Mossy Cave Trail

Trail

0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 93' 28 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 6,926' 2,111 m
Low: 6,835' 2,083 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (8°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

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

Megan W

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 14, 2019
Peter Shu
Jul 13, 2019
Hannah Witter
Jun 22, 2019
David Groh
7h 00m
Jun 18, 2019
Paul Hancock
After a day of hiking Bryce it was great to cleanse the pallet with a water feature. Hike beyond the first big falls for a few mor interesting fea… — 13h 00m
Jun 17, 2019
Emily Freed
Jun 15, 2019
Jeremy Niederjohn
Jun 15, 2019
Pete Hanlon
Jun 2, 2019
Joseph Blanco

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  3.6 from 17 votes

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