Spring is an amazing time of year in the Ozarks. Spring rains cause waterfalls to sprout up where you never knew they existed, and early spring wildflowers bring pops of color to the landscape.
A couple of weeks ago, we hiked the Lost Valley Trail. We've hiked this trail probably a dozen times, but with each each season it brings something different to explore and recognize.
This trip, due to spring rains, we came across a small waterfall area that we'd never seen before.
The falls itself was great, and I loved the color as the water toppled over the bright green mossy covered rocks.
However, one of the other really cool features of this falls is that once the water hits the bottom, it runs backward into a cave back behind the falls where it flows underground until it eventually flows into Clark Creek.
Exploring upstream there were a lot of great little cascades and mossy rocks that made for a very pleasant and peaceful area right off the main trail.
I always encourage people to take time out while hiking and explore a little. You never quite know what you'll find.
For more information on the Lost Valley Trail, check out the trail overview from my 2011 Fall Hike there.