Lost Valley Trail

#1 of 2 trails in Lost Valley State Park

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Lost Valley Trail is a 2.3 mile out and back trail that features a 53 ft. tall waterfall, a natural bridge, caves, a 30ft. waterfall inside the cave, large boulders and more. The area is jammed pack of scenic wonders on a easy trail.

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L. S. (151)

5 Completed5 Reviews

Great trail, always is kept up when we visit. And the waterfall at the end is always a treat. I have never visited the cave, though last time I tried but new sneakers were giving me blisters and I had to head back to the car.

Bob Wharton (7945)

265 Completed265 Reviews

Mike C (3069)

70 Completed25 Reviews

This trail is awesome. Bring a flashlight, because there are a few caves worth traveling deep into. The trail ends at a very nice cave, which requires some crawling to get back to a 30 ft. waterfall. Not for the closterfobic. Great views, caves, rock formations, and waterfalls. Keep in mind, waterfalls slow to a trickle in summer.

sharla danaher (49)

5 Completed1 Reviews

Visited during the last week of August. No flow of water so no waterfalls to view however, still a very pretty area. Park ranger was at the entrance to the cave handing out helmets so you could explore. Be cautious in the cave - the first person to refuse the helmet almost knocked herself silly! Ranger said the best times to view are during the winter, when the falls freeze, or in early spring where there is strong flow. Trail is clearly marked, first half is flat and easy but second half is a series of rock stairways. Easy to navigate but might be tough if one has knee or hip problems.

Kaitlyn Sanders (131)

3 Completed3 Reviews

drove all the way there just to read the sign no dogs allowed.

Lori Kirchner (65)

13 Completed2 Reviews

What an amazing place. The variety of the hike was a highlight, for both the hike and the views. My 15 & 12 yr old sons had a blast in the natural bridge & cave as well as the Eden falls and cave. The 15yr old and I both braved the belly crawl to the secret waterfall in the back cave. A great adventure for my whole family. Going back to see this place in each season!

Justin Olson (404)

20 Completed16 Reviews

Jessica Seeber (204)

12 Completed3 Reviews

So many beautiful things packed into one little place. If you are a picture taker, head there early. I went at 10:30 and it was busy with kids.

Benjamin Hancock (202)

21 Completed10 Reviews

Maintained, easy trail. Nice woods and waterfall. Got rained out and had to turn back, but it was still nice.

Roy Hale (151)

6 Completed7 Reviews

Great trail. Easy enough for children. A nice waterfall at the end of it to view.