Another relatively easy waterfall in the Black River Falls area is Lost Falls. This can be located by following the large “Lost Falls Campground” signs on the main highways.
The trail head is found right off Sunnyvale Road. Be sure to park cautiously on the shoulder and be considerate to other drivers & the campground.
19-Aug-2021 Update: I want to clarify that the trail to the falls is private land owned by the camp. Permission to be on this property is offered to registered campers of Lost Falls Campground as part of the campground experience. Please DO NOT just park on the side of the road and do not access via the trail without permission – IT IS TRESPASSING, DO NOT DO THAT! In the past I have received permission by visiting the campground and asking nicely but respect their wishes if they tell you “no”. Be cool and keep this place accessible. Even better, click here and make a camping reservation!
The “hike” isn’t far at all – less than 1/4 mile round trip. When you reach Roaring Creek the falls are within sight between the canyon walls and tall forest canopy.
A closer look at the falls. This is another cascade style waterfall that drops maybe 6 or 7 feet I’d estimate based on my own height. I have read there are other falls/rapids upstream 1/4 mile but I forgot my water shoes today and sunlight was starting to fade.
One important note: The land-based trail ends and is clearly posted “private property”. If you visit please take care not to trespass and keep this open for all of us!
Here’s a short clip of the falls in action. Enjoy!
Super easy access, super easy hike. Low effort, high reward. Don’t miss this one!Lat = 44.1741562 , Long = -90.9198532 -- Show at Google Maps