Mossy Cave Turret Arch and Little Windows Trail

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Mossy Cave Turret Arch and Little Windows Trail is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tropic, Utah that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

An easy stroll in Bryce next to a creek that brings you past hoodoos, to a waterfall, and then to a mossy cave where icicles hang in the shady places. If you feel adventurous, climb to the hole in the wall above the falls. Mossy Cave is the trail you want to go to if you have a very short time and want to do a little hike. Or, if you have guests or kids that do not like to break a sweat on a hike, this is a perfect little stroll where you can get the whole below canyon experience without the hike down into the canyon.

18 days ago

Short and slick! The mossy grotto had beautiful ice formations and the waterfall was frozen through...great photo ops!

hiking
21 days ago

Pretty short (but slippery) winter hike. The waterfall was a frozen cone, which was interesting. Not worth a trip by itself, but a nice easy hike if you’re already in the area.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail. Frozen waterfall.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a nice trail. It was colder so there weren’t many people at all. It goes over a wash and up to a fork where you can see a waterfall (no waterfall right now) and the mossy cave. The cave is certainly mossy and there’s an info sign that says it’s covered in icicles in the winter. The trailhead is fairly easy to find. Go east on 12 and around one of the bends is a parking area with a sign and a little shack.

2 months ago

The waterfall had essentially no water in it (in late October) and the cave wasn't anything special. Easy, but extremely boring hike.

3 months ago

Great little hike.

3 months ago

short and easy hike. mossy grotto nothing special. waterfall was special and if you continue around the bend the creek is fun to follow up into the canyon

hiking
4 months ago

We made a quick stop with our group of 18 people. We spent most of our time by the waterfall. We hiked up the river to get to it. The children enjoyed it and the scenery was beautiful. Easy little walk.

4 months ago

Fun short hike with beautiful views.

hiking
4 months ago

Fun hike, we went during a thunderstorm and the river along the way looked like chocolate milk! Two adults and a 3 year old, fun and easy peasy!

hiking
4 months ago

The waterfall portion is not closed, the trails that take you along the edge are closed and there is a trail on your left that is open so you do not walk directly up to it along the edge of the creek. Went during a thunderstorm so everything was flowing fast! White people that don't use common sense below and give bad ratings because they are ignorant, are quite annoying ^^

5 months ago

Good little stroll for those with young kids that want to start the feeling of walking to a ‘reward’. The waterfall trail portion was CLOSED. The cave is probably best seen in winter - nothing special in summer but feels air conditioned in the heat !!

5 months ago

Super easy hike. The cave was beautiful. There was very small stream at the waterfall in August

hiking
5 months ago

One, not what i thought it would be. Two don’t go in august, barely seeping water.

hiking
5 months ago

A small cave and a small waterfall. Interesting but not must go.

hiking
5 months ago

Not really worth the hike in the summer...there was a trickle though. The mossy cave was still mossy. The best part was dipping our feet in the cold water.

walking
5 months ago

Easy trail for small children. Approximately one mile round trip. The waterfall is worth it.

5 months ago

The trail to the waterfall is not actually closed: there are two « closed » signs, but on the older versions of the trail that got eroded. There is a new one with a tiny wooden bridge on the left of the older ones. That said, be careful, erosion is still at work, and the new trail will be closed one day too...

hiking
5 months ago

Nice short hike. But the trail to the waterfall is currently closed.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice short hike, a little steep. Cave is kind of a let down but the river and waterfall are worth it

6 months ago

We loved this little place. The trail is easy enough for a wheelchair or a stroller for most/all of it. The cave is more like an overhang, but still fun. The waterfall is the best part. It's refreshing and great to take picture with!

6 months ago

Nice little hike. Waterfall is great to see. Popular.

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing! Don't miss this small hike. will recommend this one for anyone that comes here.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy and fun hike for the kids. Beautiful view.

6 months ago

Cool water on a hot dusty trail

6 months ago

great short hike with a lot of awesome picture opps

7 months ago

Beautiful, easy jaunt.

7 months ago

For a one mile hike, you get a lot of bang for your buck. The waterfall was beautiful, we saw it from the top and hiked down into it. The background of the hoodoos and arches is a nice contrast to the clear water.

nature trips
7 months ago

This was the perfect activity to blend into a week of hiking. The easy and short hike to the falls has great views but is somewhat crowded, however if you continue to walk along the river beyond the falls you enter into a world that's completely undiscovered with natural world pools created by the current. We stayed there for an extra 2 hours and cooled off in these pools and other smaller waterfalls. Highly recommend carrying along your watershoes and bathing suit for this one.
The cave in this area is another site to see but isn't what I expected in a cave. Only took about 10 mins to walk to and view.

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice easy short walk up to the water fall and cave. We are giving it 5 stars because once you reach the falls we followed the river up stream for about 1hr. We saw water fall after water fall. The sights were amazing. There was no one on the trail. Remote and private. We would have continued on but was getting dark. Stay on the river and not the trail above it much nicer. Nice views of the hoodoos also.

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