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“Nice easy hike” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mossy Cave Trail

Mossy Cave Trail
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Pointe Claire, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice easy hike”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

It was really nice to step out of the car and take a small hike to a tiny waterfall and small cave.
We walked to the top of the small falls and then came back on our steps to walk the riverbed to the falls. Nice to step behind the falls and feel the cool water trickling on you on a hot summer day.
there is a small pool of water below the waterfall. Nice photo op. The mossy cave at the other end of the small trail
Isn't really a cave.....

Visited August 2013
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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“Lovely day out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

It was a lovely day out, playing in the river and under the waterfall. The only disappointing side is that your not actually allowed in the cave. If you were allowed into the cave that would have been nice.

Visited August 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Stop if passing by anyway, but perhaps not worth a special trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is a nice, relatively short (15 minutes each way with slight uphill) walk, with a sampling of the typical Bryce red-rock pillars scenery. The "cave" itself is actually a slight overhang perhaps 30 feet wide with moss growing on a few spots. As such it isn't terribly exciting, though perhaps for somebody living in the southwest seeing that amount of moss anywhere is unusual.

Near the cave there is a bigger waterfall with a 20 foot drop that's on the river you follow along the walk. When we were there the overlook was closed for maintenance, but you could still see the waterfall from the trail. Some people followed the river to the waterfall and it was constantly populated with waders the 30 minutes or so we had lunch under a tree along the trail. I didn't go down there so I am not sure how powerful the current is in that location and I wouldn't immediately want you to think it might be a good place to take small children for a swim unless you checked with somebody first. There isn't a designated trail or swimming area.

The trail itself is out of the main part of the park and involves a 15 minute drive from the visitor center. I am not sure I would consider it worth a special trip if you've had a sampling of the real Bryce Park, but it could be something to include if you're east of the park anyway. The trail head is outside the gated area of the park so if you're not stopping at the main park but want to pick up a short hike on the way to/from Tropic this would be a way to get a small sample of the park scenery without going to the area where you have to pay a fee.

If you have children, one of the park's children activities is accumulating a certain amount of medallion hiking miles. I think this hike gets you 0.8 miles (check the park's web site for details). If you're heading into Bryce from the east you could stop here to get them started (take a photo of the participants with the special gold medallion signpost near the cave).

No drinking water but there was an outhouse.

Visited July 2013
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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“Don't waste your time”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

While visiting Bryce Canyon, we decided to walk this trail. It was a rock overhang with no water. The nearby waterfall was almost nonexistent and the rock formations along the trail were unspectacular especially after seeing and enjoying the beautiful trails and hoodoos in Bryce. The small children, however seemed to enjoy playing in the little stream along Mossy Trail.

Visited August 2013
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Pine, Arizona
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“Easy walk very scenic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

This was a very beautiful easy walk.......a nice, extremely scenic waterfall in red rock. A nice stream...........arches, rock formations, lots and lots of red...........mossy cave was the destination but the walk there was highlight

Visited July 2013
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