At the highest elevation in Taney County, Missouri, Top of the Rock began as a bluff overlooking the Ozark Mountains and legendary Table Rock Lake. It now encompasses the world-class Top of the Rock Golf Course, the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail, Native American Heritage Museum, End of the Trail All-American Wine Cellar, three dining options, including Arnie’s Barn Restaurant and Pro Shop, and the spectacular Chapel of the Ozarks and Civil War Era Cabin.
Top of the Rock is rich with folklore and natural history. The keeper of the secrets of the mighty White River, it brings to life a mission to reconnect people to Ozarks heritage. Nature serves as the designer of record at Top of the Rock, including the winding Lost Canyon Nature Trail that leads to the summit.
$10 Top of the Rock entry fee for guests not staying at Big Cedar Lodge - Guests will receive a $10 Voucher per entry fee that is valid towards any purchase at the Top of the Rock.
Experience an unforgettable two-and-a-half mile ride in an electric cart along the Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Nature Trail. Johnny Morris spent hundreds of hours walking the land and painstakingly cutting a trail that would bring visitors into contact with dramatic features of nature such as stunning rock formations, beautiful views of Table Rock Lake and driving through the remarkable Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Cave. Waterfalls, natural rock formations and covered Amish bridges dot the trek. From the welcome center, with the beauty of the trail as a guide, guests are steeped in adventure and history all the way to the breathtaking summit. The first place you’ll stop as you meander along the nature trail is the awe-inspiring Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Cave. The centerpiece of the four-story cave are cascading waterfalls coupled with a cave bar serving up favorite beverages such as John L's Lemonade.
*Your Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail experience will begin at the Top of the Rock Welcome Center. Two- and Four-seat golf carts are available. You must be a licensed driver and 18 years or older to operate a golf cart. Tour lasts approximately 40 – 50 minutes.
Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail Hours
Daily | 10:00AM - One Hour Before Sunset
Bat Bar | 11:00AM - One Hour Before Sunset
No Reservations Required
Call Big Cedar Lodge at 1-800-225-6343 for more information.
Join us for a scenic, two-and-a-half mile guided adventure along the Lost Canyon Nature Trail. Enjoy magnificent views of Table Rock Lake, stunning rock formations and waterfalls , and the breathtaking Lost Canyon Cave featuring a four-story cascading waterfall. This extraordinary walk leads you across our 140 foot Amish bridge and all the way to Top of the Rock, where you can continue your experience by relaxing while dining on the balcony at Arnie's Barn.
Nature Walk will last approximately one hour and forty-five minutes. Appropriate footwear is required; no sandals or flip flops.
We are proud to present the Ancient Ozarks History Museum, built by Johnny Morris, to share the rich history of the Ozarks and the animals and people who came before us. Featured items in the museum include a woolly mammoth, a saber tooth cat, giant ground sloth skeletons and prehistoric cave bears. Through artifacts, images, text and video you’ll learn about the Ozarks and the people and animals that lived here over 12,000 years ago up through the Civil War era. Nowhere else can outdoor enthusiasts, families and history buffs experience, in chronological order, the history of the Ozarks documented so thoroughly.
Ancient Ozarks History Museum
Sunday | 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Monday - Saturday | 10:00AM - 7:00PM
Experience both the Ancient Ozark Natural History Museum and the Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail with the Top of the Rock Adventure Pass!
The Museum is a major part of Top of the Rock, drawing visitors back to a time when massive animals roamed the area. The Museum houses one of the largest collections of Native American artifacts in the world and showcases the geological history of the Ozarks.
The two-and-a-half mile ride in an electric cart along the Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Nature Trail features of nature such as stunning rock formations, beautiful views of Table Rock Lake. Waterfalls, natural rock formations and covered bridges dot the trail to the Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Cave. The centerpiece of the four-story cave is a cascading waterfall and a cave bar.