I recently enjoyed hiking at the Lost Creek Falls State Natural Area, located near Sparta, Tennessee. Situated on the western flank of the Cumberland Plateau, the park features the 50′ Lost Creek Falls (fed by a large spring), Lost Creek Cave and a connecting 4.5 mile trail to Virgin Falls.

In 1994, the Walt Disney Corporation, so pleased with the area’s natural beauty, filmed several scenes from “The Jungle Book” at both the falls & cave entrance.

Directions: GPS of parking area – N35 50.442, W85 21.660.

Lost Creek Falls

Note of Interest: How did Lost Creek Falls get it’s name? In addition to a remote location – better bring a map! – the small plunge pool disappears underground by draining into a “sink” (or bowl). However, the water continues to flow at some point within Lost Creek Cave.

Lost Creek Cave

Lost Creek Cave is one of Tennessee’s largest caves, with five separate entrances and seven miles of mapped passages! The opening seen here is roughly 30′ wide, and it begins to turn pitch black within a very short distance inside. No one should proceed deep into the cave without proper equipment, including a headlamp and/or heavy-duty flashlight. Lastly, it’s rumored that, somewhere deep within the cave, there’s a similarly-sized waterfall!

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Footnote: I’ll be adding more photographs over time, so stop back often!

10 thoughts on “ Lost Creek Falls State Natural Area ”

    1. Thanks, Tiffany ~ glad you like it! It was a very nice ‘off the beaten trail’ location (only one other person on scene the entire time) – peaceful šŸ™‚

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