Lost Valley Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ponca, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.
Lost Valley Campground is located near Ponca, southwest of Harrison, Arkansas. The trail is accessible year-round. Best done in late fall or early spring for a more spectacular look at the water falls. Trail is very scenic, rated easy Note this area is heavily visited on the weekends. Best visited during the week if you want a little solitude. Trail ranges from crushed rock to natural services. The most scenic area of the trail is more demanding but worth it.
My boyfriend and I hiked the trail in March 2016. We also kayaked the river. Water was still running good. The cave at the end was fantastic. Don't forget to take a good light!
We tackled this trail right after a snowfall. Trail was well marked and had benches along the way to rest. There were some to steep parts to get to the cave but we would say overall it's an easy hike. We definitely want to come back in the spring!
Easy hike with some great Rock formations, cave, and cove.
Amazing Family Friendly Hike for all ages. A lot packed into 1 trail. At the end when you enter the cave continue to the back. You may have to duck walk,crawl, crab walk whatever it takes. It is well worth it. Trust me, when you want to turn around just a little bit further.
A tad on the chilly and drizzly side equated to having the area to ourselves...which was fantastic. 3-4 really neat and accessible areas for the whole family; wife, four year old, six month old, and myself.
great trail! was busy though! go on a weekday!
Nice hike! I enjoyed entering the cave, I must warn you it is hard to enter.
It was very dry in the area due to lack of rain, but this is an amazing trail to explore cliff outcrops.
AMAZING spot! Waterfall was just a trickle, but still very impressive. Be sure to follow the trail to the top and check out the cave.
They don't allow dogs therefore stupid. Way too overpopulated, very crowded.
Good all around hike for all ages, lots of things to see.
We hiked this trail just before the start of fall season. So didn't get to experience the waterfall. Natural bridge was the high point of our hike. Easy to follow, well maintained
The hike is okay but the cave at the end are amazing. Make sure you go to the end of the cave because there will be a surprise waiting for you.