Hike Mossy Cave in Bryce Canyon

1 Miles Round Trip - Out-and-Back Trail

Mossy Cave Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Rebecca Stubbs

This is a quick hike and easy hike of ~1 mile roundtrip. This is a good one for the whole family. The trail is less crowded than the rest of Bryce Canyon. See a waterfall on the right fork of the hike.

This short hike cannot be reached from the main area of Bryce Canyon, but with a 15 minute drive from the main entrance you can access this less crowded portion of the park. Check out a park map for the directions. This is very family-friendly, and is actually more of a "walk" than a "hike."

It is just over 1 mile out-and-back to a cave (rocky overhang) that drips water continuously throughout the year, resulting in a lot of moss on the walls. My favorite part of this hike is actually not the cave, but rather the beautiful waterfall that you get to see from the trail! It is fun to take a side trail to the base of the waterfall, feel the mist and snap a few pictures.

This short trail is a beautiful way to end a day at Bryce Canyon. You can see the famous hoodos, a waterfall, a cave, with minimal effort and avoid the large crowds that are in the rest of the park!

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1 Miles
Out-and-Back Trail

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Cannonville, Utah

Cannonville / Bryce Valley KOA

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Beaver KOA

Cedar City, Utah

Cedar City KOA

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No Water

Fairly easy but no waterfall

Easy and Quiet

This isn't the most spectacular thing you'll see in Bryce, but it's an easy walk with no crowds. Definitely off the beaten path, and it's nice to take in the silence and have the place to yourselves. The bridge is a picturesque spot to take in the hoodoos, and the cave itself has a neat ecosystem if you look closely.