Lost Valley Part One

This is where I took my grandson yesterday and we had a blast. I have been here many times with my kids and hubby, but this was the first time for my grandson. This post is about Lost Valley State Park, I will have another post about Lost Valley later on with al the pictures I took of Kaden and me, and some of the things we seen.

The trail begins at the Lost Valley State Park and terminates in a cave 1 1/2 miles up the valley. Features include waterfalls, a cascading creek, towering cliffs, a large bluff shelter, a natural bridge, spring wildflowers and a hardwood forest containing American beech. The cave itself is a tight squeeze for approximately 200 feet ending in a large room with a 35-foot-tall waterfall. Clark Creek, like most tributaries to the Buffalo River, tends to dry up or go underground during the late summer and early fall of most years. The first mile to Eden Falls is level and easy going. The trail then climbs steeply to the mouth of the cave. You will need reliable lights if you plan to explore the cave.

Eden Falls … Photo Provided at: http://blog.gregdisch.com/2009/05/06/lost-valley-eden-falls-buffalo-national-river/

More pictures of Lost Valley … Photo Provided at: http://www.nightoutfayetteville.com

As you approach the Cave …Photo provided at: http://www.taylorlenz.com/2010_10_01_archive.html

As you enter the large Chamber … Photo provided at: http://www.taylorlenz.com/2010_10_01_archive.html

More inside the Cave …Photo provided at http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/hiking-the-ozarks-lost-valley.aspx#axzz357JFm6P1

The Cliffside … Photo provided at: http://www.taylorlenz.com/2010_10_01_archive.html

What Lost Valley looks like from afar … Photo provided at: http://www.taylorlenz.com/2010_10_01_archive.html