Great trail, spectacular view. Only about a mile and a half to the base of the falls and back, the trail was challenging but not too difficult. I would suggest just pacing yourself coming back up. I take my Border Collie with me because she climbs like a mountain goat, and loves to swim. Be careful at the base of the falls because the rocks are very slippery.

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rocky
1 day ago

It was pleasant at 10:30 in the morning but on the way back many bugs. Sheep trail was hard to find and we did an unnecessary loop. If you go to the top of the falls, there’s an awesome cave that we weren’t told about, at Virgin Falls. My husband went behind Virgin Falls, the actual waterfall and he said it was something he had never seen before with rivers flowing down 20 ft.

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muddy
over grown
7 days ago

We entered the trail and went the direction that was towards the lake. About a mile in we came across a field with some pretty high grass. I was worried about ticks but we went through anyway. Be careful! We found multiple ticks on us and our dog when we got in the car and back at home. About 7-8 to be exact. Definitely won’t be going this way again if we do this trail again.

Very hard but worth the effort, very slippery, even tho it wasn’t raining. When you reach the bottom you almost have to say “ that was worth it”. I think the way up was easier than down

on Lost Creek Falls Trail

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10 days ago

Easy hike to main falls. If the cave is open, bring flashlights to hike to the cave waterfall that is just as stunning.

Very easy hike to the waterfall. Be sure to check out the small caves behind the waterfall while you’re down there. Very pretty. Also another little cascade waterfall to the right of Lost Creek Falls when it isn’t too dry. We entered the Lost Creek Cave but didn’t go far since we didn’t have permits. Of course it was beautiful until we saw all the graffiti. Definitly make sure you hike to the top of the waterfall. This trail starts from the parking lot as well. Lost Creek Falls is fed from a cave up top. Pretty cool! You can easily make a day trip of this if you get permits for the cave. So gorgeous.

A bit rocky but the view is worth it! A must in Fall Creek Falls!

Challenging but rewarding

Super congested trail, but it's worth the short hike. There is a way or two to get down to the actual base - when you're nearing the falls there will be an area that looks like a small cave. Look left there and you'll see a way to get down to the creek and a trail that takes you to the actual base. Huge spray from the falls.

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21 days ago

The trail to the falls is easy to identify from the parking lot. Take the descending stairs. Today, a Tuesday morning in mid-May, we had the trail and falls to ourselves. The caves are closed for protection of the bat population. There are several small trails beyond the one to the Lost Creek Falls. We took every trail we passed and are glad that we did! Each one lead to another beautiful waterfalls/cascades. The paths were narrow, rocky and sometimes muddy. Also, most involved a fairly steep incline. We were glad to have our hiking poles along.

Went to this fall in 2001 and our children had fun playing in the water.

The hike to the base of the falls was a fun, short trail but it was extremely congested. Bring your patience. The falls are magnificent.

If you have not done the Virgin Falls Trail do that one I feel it is much more scenic. The trail itself is mostly a walk through the woods on a pretty rough trail. With that said it was a good workout with little traffic and a waterfall.

This trail can be challenging. Involves a lot of rock climbing, and there are a ton of stairs. Walking down isn’t too strenuous, but the hike was hard. Totally worth it to see the base of the falls. What a hidden gem this is! Loved every moment of it

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rocky
scramble
23 days ago

The Base of the Falls Trail begins behind the restroom, to the left of the falls over-look. It is a short yet fairly steep scramble over rocks the entire way. It involves careful footing on rocks. We were glad we brought our hiking poles. Hiking footwear was also helpful to prevent skids on angled rocks. It is basically a declining trail the whole way to the base of the falls and a steady incline the whole way back. I would by no means classify this as an easy hike. Today there were hundreds of people on the trail and all along the way people were stopped to catch their breath (often sitting) before continuing back to the top. I would certainly advise folks to take a different trail if you want to bring your pooch along. Multiple people today were seen carrying their dogs back to the top.

Trail was hard on my friend but he’s not an avid outdoorsman. It was raining and we got soaked but it was still fun. At the bottom If you’re brave you can approach the water fall. It was super slippery but the experience was well worth it. We walked away with two stones from below the fall as souvenirs. It’s basically a rocky staircase down and back. But plenty of places for breaks as needed. If you do approach the waterfall, be careful. The rocks are slippery and the blasts of wind and water from the waterfall are definitely dangerous. It’ll knock you down and send you falling to the rocks if you’re not careful. Overall it was an amazing trail though. Well worth the trip.

Up and down. First part was wet in places and all uphill. Then downhill to the amazing falls. Rocky in places. Really nice hike.

Great trail very easy for my 6 and 8 year old. Kids can go into the waterfall which was freezing so only got our feet wet.

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rocky
1 month ago

Awesome trail down to the base of the waterfall. So cool to be down at the bottom. Kids enjoyed it. There were a few areas of scrambling on rocks and a few wet areas. Did the hike on a beautiful day in March.

Had not been here in 25 years. Trail has been improved. Still uneven at times but manageable. Pace yourself on the return trip.

Amazing waterfall right off the road. Park your vehicle and walk maybe 150 meters and see a beautiful powerful waterfall. There are also caves that are guided by a trail guide. They were closed today, but definitely looks like it’s worth the trip to check out.

The trail to the base of the falls is not for anyone with physical limitations or restrictions. The steps are uneven and can be very slippery at times. It’s a pretty straight descent down to the falls, and it is pretty rocky. The incline up may be challenging for some. It is absolutely beautiful to see the falls at the base and well worth the effort!

This trail was closed for unknown reasons on 3-26-20. It may have been closed to contain Park guests to fewer trails while they deal with the corona virus & perhaps fewer park employees. But that’s just a guess.

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