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Wednesday Hike: Lost Creek State Natural Area to Virgin Falls

  • 10/20/2021
  • 9:00 AM
  • Lost Creek State Natural Area, Sparta, TN 38583


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  • For non-member hike registrations

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We have hiked to Virgin Falls many times, but this alternate route starts at the western end of the state natural areas that includes Lost Creek Falls, Lost Creek Cave, and Virgin Falls. We will first hike a short distance to see Lost Creek Cave and Falls, then pick up the main trail which passes Rylander Falls and goes onto Virgin Falls. The cave is huge, the several waterfalls we will see are beautiful! 10 miles, Rated Moderate.

Meet at Lowes in Harriman, 1800 Roane State Hwy at 7:30am or at Lost Creek State Natural area parking at 9am. Drive 150 miles RT {@ 0.05/mile = $7.50}. Leader: Diane Petrilla,, 931-224-5149.

Pre-registration is required. Masks are now required for all those participating in carpools, shuttles or key swaps, regardless of vaccination status. You may also choose to drive your own vehicle to the trailhead.

Preregister with Ron Brandenburg, or text 865-898-7602 or at

For information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit the NPS website or call the information line at (865) 436-1200.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

PO Box 51592

Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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