Lost Creek Falls

A short, easy hike to a hidden waterfall.

Hiking Easy

Distance
3.8 km
Ascent
71 m
Descent
71 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
213 m
High Point
283 m
Gradient
Lost Creek Falls Map

This short hike to Lost Creek Falls provides an isolated jaunt through a beautiful swath of the northwoods. This trail gains and loses very minimal elevation along its length, allowing you to quickly knock out the miles if you're fit. The flat hike also offers a great opportunity for an easy outing if you're new to hiking.

Description

The trail alternates between sandy singletrack and boardwalks that traverse over boggy sections of ground. The boardwalks are well-built and sinuous, creating an interesting character that is quite entertaining.

The only somewhat-difficult section of the hike is a short, somewhat steep descent down to the creek itself, but it's over quickly. After dropping into the creek bottom, you'll see the small waterfall just above you. It can easily be reached with a bit of rock hopping.

The waterfall is formed by the creek dropping off a small overhanging ledge into a small pool of dark water below. This small creek valley is an idyllic destination. It feels like the rest of the world is a thousand miles away! Enjoy the peaceful serenity of this out-of-the-way spot.

Difficulty

Easy

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

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Features

  • Picturesque
  • Water features
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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