Lost Valley Trail

MODERATE 155 reviews
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Lost Valley Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ponca, AR that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

1.9 miles 252 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

cave

forest

river

waterfall

rocky

no dogs

Lost Valley Campground is located near Ponca, southwest of Harrison, Arkansas. The trail is accessible year-round. The trails is 2.4 miles round trip. 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.


1 day ago

hiking

Nice trail. Very well kept. Was carrying a two year old so it got a little harder. Wouldn't be too bad otherwise.


2 days ago

hiking

Great little trail. Love climbing the rocks and through the creek bed. Awesome little waterfall inside Eden Falls Cave. Well worth the crawl!


19 days ago

Would have been better if the falls were flowing. Very easy hike, Eden's cave is a must bring a flashlight if you want to see through.


21 days ago

Wonderful hike. Lots of beautiful scenery


23 days ago

hiking

Love Lost Valley. Go off the path and explore the creek bed, which is usually mostly dry. And bring flashlights to explore the caves. Fun times.


28 days ago

Very scenic with some caves to climb into.


29 days ago

hiking

Great views, caves are fantastic


30 days ago

hiking

Well maintained trail, and it was a easy hike that has some great hidden treasures at the end like the water fall and cave


1 month ago

hiking


1 month ago

hiking

I have hiked this trail at least ten times and it is still one of my favorite day hike trails. It also has a bathroom and picnic area by the parking lot.


1 month ago

hiking

It was a fun and relaxing hike. Falls were beautiful


1 month ago

hiking

Worth to visit once, there wasn't much of water at this time, however t scenery is awesome.. Loved the cave falls..


1 month ago

hiking

Nice trail with interesting things to see.


1 month ago

hiking

Lost Valley Trail is a very special place. This trail is one of the most beautiful that I have had the pleasure to hike so far in Arkansas. I, my wife, and my six-year-old son hiked Lost Valley Trail on Memorial Day Weekend (Sunday) in 2016. There were lots of cars in the parking lot at the trailhead (which, by the way, includes a bathroom). Once we got out on the trail we didn’t see as many people as expected by the looks of the parking lot.

Overall, this is a very nice, scenic trail. The first half or so of the trail is hard packed rock and is very easy to hike. The second half becomes rockier and includes several CCC-style steps and even some formed concrete steps up to the waterfall. Even though the trail is heavily used, it is very clean – I didn’t see any trash on the trail. Eden Falls was flowing and was spectacular. The little swimming hole by the spring was full of people enjoying the cool water. We didn’t go too far into the cave due to the crowd that was exploring inside.

We loved this trail. I highly recommend it anyone wanting to see the true splendor of this state!


1 month ago

hiking

such a beautiful scene. the waterfalls and caves were amazing. make sure you get off the trail to see some cool stuff!


2 months ago

hiking

Yes, make sure to bring a headlamp (per person) - and check the batteries! There's a neat little room to the left of the cave, but don't be fooled--make sure to go far back on the right side to get to the room with the waterfall. It's a tight squeeze but I went with a rather large friend and I think anybody can get back there. There's one point halfway to the back of the cave you have to crawl to get back to a standing position (on the other hand, you could crawl under the short headspace the whole way to the backroom but I don't recommend it)... you'll know when you're there! Just keep going! Eden Falls is beautiful as well, and make sure you walk up into that first waterfall you get to and cross through the natural bridge to the other side - more fun that way!


2 months ago

hiking

Make sure to bring a head lamp to take back into Eden falls cave, get all the way back there, totally worth it!


2 months ago

Amazing place. Great place to explore off the beaten path. Beautiful to explore just after a nice rain.


2 months ago

Beautiful, simple well maintained trail. The sites are spectacular! The only downfall is it's very populated, so trying to enjoy and take pictures of everything might be difficult. A lot of hills and to get down to the waterfall you will have to climb over boulders.