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Mossy Cave Trail

Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
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The Woodlands, Texas
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414 reviews 414 reviews
119 attraction reviews
489 helpful votes 489 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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26 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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49 reviews 49 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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31 attraction reviews
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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Herriman, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This place is best seen in the winter. The water seeps from the cave, forming giant icicles. Pretty cool! (PS We did not stop here in Sep/2014, but in a winter past.)

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We would have missed this had we stayed near the Bryce Canyon entrance. An easy hike along a small stream. Very nice waterfall near the end of the hike.

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Northern VA
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Mossy Cave trail hike was great. The morning sun really highlights the wonderful red, orange, yellow and grey rock formations. The sounds of rushing water and wind through the pines is soothing. And the pine-scented smell of the air is wonderful. This is a short hike with a very high "smile per mile" ratio.

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