Moss Glen Falls

Short hike to a multi-tiered waterfall tucked in a granite gorge.

Hiking Easy

Distance
755 m
Ascent
30 m
Descent
30 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
251 m
High Point
281 m
Gradient
Moss Glen Falls Map

In the enchanting little gorge of Moss Glen Falls, you can stand in a light spray of cold mountain water, beneath overhanging ferns and a canopy of hemlock. The hike is short, but its strewn with rocks and roots and usually muddy. Soon you’ll reach a viewpoint of the waterfall, atop the rim of its canyon. If you brave the slippery rocks, you can get right down to the creek and the base of the falls. There are some small pools you can wade in, but nothing deep enough for swimming. If you follow the trail to get above the waterfall, you can explore an upper section of narrows. Up there, the trail becomes more strenuous and potentially more slippery as well. The falls have water year-round, but the hike is best in summer and fall. Avoid the spring “mud season” because of especially mucky and slick conditions.

Difficulty

Easy

Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Picturesque
  • Dog friendly
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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