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Address: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

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Short hike but worth doing

Mossy Cave is nothing too special, but after the heat and dryness of Bryce Canyon it is nice to walk beside a rushing river and see some greenery.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This trail is extremely short but very pretty. The cave is not much of a cave and there is a very small waterfall but it is a great short stop on your way from Bryce to eastern Utah or if you can't do longer hikes it gives you a taste of the hoodoos. We went at dusk and the colors... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We 'fell over' this small walk. I'm so glad we found it. Stunning amble, little bridges, wild flowers and a little waterfall. If your not up to a 'hike' of any sorts but want to see beautiful scenery, this is for you. Just lovely.

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Farmington, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We came for Valentine's day to enjoy the unusual warm winter weather(40-63 degrees). This is a great taste of Bryce Canyon without having to pay the $25 entrance fee to the park. The trail head is very close to the town of Tropic just outside of Bryce. The trail starts out fairly flat and follows a river the entire time.... More 

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Herriman, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was a very easy hike, until right at the end where it goes up steeply. It is a nice walk, but the cave is pretty boring. Not much to see.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Mossy Cave is nothing too special, but after the heat and dryness of Bryce Canyon it is nice to walk beside a rushing river and see some greenery.

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Ayr, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We picked the worst day to do this trail with pounding rain but on the plus side we had the place to ourselves and we didn't have to pay an entrance fee. Nice views of the hoodoos from here. The mud is pretty messy when it rains so keep that in mind if you want to keep your car clean.

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Fullerton, California
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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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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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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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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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