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Mossy Cave Trail

Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
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Fullerton, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stupendous place for strolling around after exerting ourselves a bit to get up to view the 'cave'. We took many beautiful photos during our morning there.

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Dickson, Tennessee
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a fairly easy trail beside a creek with a small waterfall. It had a nice breeze coming off the creek in the middle of the day. The cave is very small.

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Boston
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103 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This trail isn't in the main Bryce Canyon but accessed from Route 12 (so you don't need a park pass). There is only parking for around 20 cars, but it was very quiet when we were there mid October. You will alongside a river, then the trail splits and you can walk to the cave or to a waterfall. The... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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119 attraction reviews
498 helpful votes 498 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

When we asked to be directed to the best and easiest place to walk among the hoodoo's in the park, we were told Mossy Cave Trail. Although you do walk among the hoodoos, after seeing the rest of the park, it was somewhat a let down. Yes, it is an easy trail at the start, but it rises near the... More

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Rochester, New York, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This was a trail that was not what we were expecting but we are still glad we went. The cave is just an alcove, which might be cool in the winter but was disappointing. The waterfall was pretty and we were the only ones on the trail, which was a nice break from some of the crowds.

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Tangerine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

the road to this trail was lovely...the actual trail was easy to manage and provided a nice view UPward to the formations...if you are pressed for time and want a pleasant manageable hike somewhere other than the canyon, this is the one....

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was our first stop in Bryce, as it is not in the park. Some local recommended we go in and check out Mossy Cave. He even went as far as to say after going there we wouldn't need to bother even going into the park. Wow, was he off. When we first walked in, there were a few nice... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a short trail outside Bryce National Park proper. It follows the “Tropic Ditch” which is a small creek/river to a “y” in the trail where you can go to the Mossy Cave or waterfalls. We found the waterfalls more interesting. It was a nice easy short hike.

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California
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23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The Mossy trail is located at the north end of Bryce. You need to exit the park and go east on Route 12 for about 6 or 7 miles. It is a short, very easy hike to the main waterfall. There is another smaller waterfall around the bend from the main one. The day we were there it was not... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Short hike with great views and river crossings. There is even an unexpected waterfall. The cave is not that great, but the waterfall and views are enchanting as is the wood bridge. This does not take much time, but I'm glad we did it.

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