Lost Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 45 reviews

Lost Creek Falls Trail is a 0.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sparta, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
78 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

cave

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bridge out

scramble

Still searching for trail details An easy to hike to waterfall and unbelivable cave-with a waterfall in it as well. Lost Creek Falls 60' is only .2 of a mile hike form the parking area. The cave is right across from Lost Creek Falls. The most difficult thing about this adventure is finding it. It is on private property, but people are welcome to use it, just don't litter and even better pick up a piece of trash while your there. So to get there:

hiking
1 hour ago

This was an amazing hike! I took my daughter who is 15 & her friend who is 14. We were ready with headlamps and sturdy boots. The waterfall at the back of the cave was well worth the time it took us to go!

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful, short hike. The falls are gorgeous. We went into the cave to see the waterfall in there. It was about half a mile back in pitch black. When we finally got to the point where the falls were (we could hear them but not see them) we were not sure how to get over to them. The falls go into a big, deep basin and falling is probable if you are not careful. The cave hike is NOT for children. Make sure you have a strong flashlight and fresh batteries.

Be sure to check out Ryland Cascades also. These are located past the parking area on the left side of the road. There is a small pull off where you can park and then take the half mile trail to the falls.

hiking
19 days ago

The waterfall is beautiful and the cave is awesome. However, because of the rocks it's very difficult to explore the cave with young children.

hiking
23 days ago

This place was awesome. Best on the trip so far. We went sooooo far into he cave!!!

1 month ago

Such a cool place to explore and the directions take you straight there. Def check out the cave and go all the way back, flash lights are a must!

1 month ago

short but sweet little walk!! want to go back with a headlamp with batteries that aren't dead!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

One of my favorite places around! The cave is the best part, I would suggest going with a group through the cave and have plenty of water and flash lights. I had a blast!

hiking
3 months ago

The waterfall outside is the main feature of this location. It's not recommended that you go into the cave. You actually need a permit to do so.

3 months ago

4 months ago

The trail is pleasant, but if you're adventurous and have a few flashlights, then definitely go into the cave. The lost waterfall is spectacular

6 months ago

6 months ago

loved it we when of the beaten path

8 months ago

It wasn't a lot of water but I thought it was beautiful. LOVED it!!

8 months ago

Falls weren't super impressive in themselves but the area was still stunning! The cave looks like a blast as well but bring a flashlight and some sturdy boots!! Definitely will be returning after a good rain and/or with some boots and a flashlight!

hiking
9 months ago

Cave is amazing. Falls are beautiful. Doesn't get much better. -Aj

10 months ago

Super short. If you go into the cave come prepared. The difficulty of traversing the boulders at the entrance of the cave is great. That is a totally different hike.

hiking
11 months ago

It was wonderful. Hiked through the cave to the waterfall. Bout a 1/2 hike in the cave. Very dark. Must have a flashlight. Lots of climbing. Loved it.