Lost River Cave Trails
ElevationAscent: 48' 15 m
Descent: -46' -14 m
High: 571' 174 m
Low: 538' 164 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)
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“An easily-accessible urban trail escape.”— Clinton Lewis
The next landmark you see is the butterfly house, which marks the midpoint of the trail system. For a short loop, turn left to take the Upper Valley Trail back to the bridge with a small climb. Otherwise, continue on the Valley Floor Trail to the intersection of the Blue Hole Loop trail. Either direction of this loop makes the back end of a figure-8 leading to the natural spring at the rear of the property.
Completing the Blue Hole Loop returns you to the butterfly house and gives you the option to head up the Upper Valley Trail to return to the pedestrian bridge and the trailhead.
To add a few more miles, you can start at the Bark Park on Cave Mill Road and access the LRC trails via the city's GreenWay Trail.
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Land Manager: Lost River Cave