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Nt. Hike for Star Gazing

Pretty easy hike with some good views but definitely a better hike early eve into nt. as the 0... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Great quick stop

Stopped here on our way to the main park. Well worth the half hour diversion. The cave isn’t much... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Short one mile hike …. very near Bryce … Have lunch in nearby Tropic. Waterfalls near the end of hike. Not much to see in the Mossy Cave.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank pop108
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Before visiting Bryce we hiked this trail. Mossy Cave is okay; the waterfall is better. I'd rank it an easy hike. It's scenic but not spectacular so only hike it if you have time; hikes within the park are much more scenic.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Pretty easy hike with some good views but definitely a better hike early eve into nt. as the 0 light makes for great star gazing. bring a flashlight

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

It was not crowded, the walk was not bad, the view is awesome! You could walk to a place above to see the view or you could also walk along the river area to see the waterfall. So glad we came here to do that!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Lynnette27
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Not the same caliber as the more popular trails inside the park entrance but still a nice short hike (.8 miles) with views of a waterfall. When you get to the fork in the trail take the path up to the waterfall. It may look...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on our way to the main park. Well worth the half hour diversion. The cave isn’t much but the waterfall was great. Also unique views of the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful trail with some nice views, which are quite similar to the Bryce Canyon National Park. Beautiful creek.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

This trail is called the mossy cave trail but the highlight for me was a small waterfall. I saw pictures of icicles in the cave in winter and that looked pretty amazing. I would say a fine short trail if you have some extra time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank edp22675
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Mossy Cave is not in the main park. You have to go to the east side of the park. We had a bit of rain but that didn't deter us. What a treat. It's not terribly difficult to hike.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank macrush53
Reviewed August 31, 2018

While it is a short hike, you will see everything. Arches, Windows, Hoodoo's, waterfalls, caves, Pinnacles, etc. You can even get behind the waterfalls. Very enjoyable hike

Date of experience: August 2018
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April 26, 2018|
Response from JMCirlin | Reviewed this property |
There are no pull-through parking spots at the trailhead. It's a small lot for cars and maybe campers.
Matt F
December 12, 2017|
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June 2, 2017|
Response from 366beckym | Reviewed this property |
It says it runs year round. There was a drought a while back that dried it up but I would imagine there would be some moisture all the time
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Brian F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Easy Hikes With Baby in Bryce (5 Replies)
Hello, We are looking for easy/short hikes or scenic drives as we will be traveling with a baby that will be carried on our backs. Through my research I have come up with the following trails/areas to check out. Please share your thoughts if I should drop or add any. We really want to focus on scenic areas as we love landscape photography. Thanks Queen's Garden Trail Mossy Cave Trail Bristlecone Loop Trail Navaho Loop The rim trail between Sunrise and Sunset Point Inspiration Point
September 11, 2017|
Response fromReiseBeate|
All this trails are manageable with a baby on the back, fitness assumed. Beate
Toronto, Canada
Park intinerary, lodge parking questions (15 Replies)
We will arrive from Page in late afternoon and do the Mossy Cave Trail, then head to our Best Western hotel for swim and dinner. The next day we will check out of BW and head to Bryce Lodge for one night stay. If we arrive at the Lodge before 9 will we find parking? Do we get any preferential parking treatment? From the lodge parking we want to walk to Sunrise Point and do the Navajo Loop and Queen's Garden Loop trail while it is cooler morning temps. After a lunch in the lodge we want...More
June 19, 2017|
Response fromTumbleweedandCactus|
If you are a guest at the Lodge, you should be able to get a parking spot. If you are staying at the Lodge, it really somewhat defeats the purpose to then get into a car and drive to Bryce Point for sunrise. I would just walk from the Lodge the few minutes to the rim and enjoy the fact you are staying so close. Have fun.
Baltimore, Maryland
Shoes? Poles? (4 Replies)
The beginning of September, we will be spending 2 weeks exploring Zion, Bryce, Page, Grand CANYON, and Sedona. With our age (60) and ability, we plan on Riverside Walk, Emerald Pools, West RIM trail to Scouts Lookout, Mossy Cave trail, Navajo trail,Antelope cAnyon, Horseshoe Bend, South Kaibab trail to Ohh LA LA, Broken Arrow, Boynton Canyon, Red Rock, Cathedral Rock. We also plan on renting bicycles a couple of days. We will rent water shoes and poles when we hike the Narrows. We...More
May 21, 2018|
Response fromCDR2001|
I like 2 trekking poles. They have saved our knees, especially going downhill. Visit a local outdoor store like REI and try the poles out. The staff there can offer some advice about fitting the pole to you. As for shoes, I take one pair of boots, and one athletic sneaker with good tread. I also take Chaco sandals. As we’ve visited in spring and summer, we’ve never had enough rain to drench anything! But I always take rain gear, just in case.