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Mossy Cave Trail

 7 votes

0.4 Miles 0.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

93' 28 m

Ascent

-2' -1 m

Descent

6,926' 2,111 m

High

6,835' 2,083 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Unknown

Update

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

Megan W

Overview

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.
Dogs: No Dogs

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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Oct 18, 2017
Gus Delacruz
Oct 15, 2017
Michael Scherger
Waterfall too. Couldn't see source at cave 1mi
Sep 26, 2017
Kris Ullman
Round trip the waterfall trail is closed 0.8mi
Aug 11, 2017
Aaron Lewis
Aug 5, 2017
Francine Brown
Jul 3, 2017
Todd Calderon
Jun 25, 2017
Shaun Reno
Jun 4, 2017
Marina Youngblood
1mi

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  3.7 from 7 votes

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