Lost Valley Trail

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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 280 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. 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.

6 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

great trail! was busy though! go on a weekday!

8 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

Nice hike! I enjoyed entering the cave, I must warn you it is hard to enter.

11 days ago

It was very dry in the area due to lack of rain, but this is an amazing trail to explore cliff outcrops.

hiking
13 days ago

14 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

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.

21 days ago

They don't allow dogs therefore stupid. Way too overpopulated, very crowded.

26 days ago

Good all around hike for all ages, lots of things to see.

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Amazing views and trails for a easy hike and also for a difficult hike you can go over the rocky path and also can go into the caves. So beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

This stunning trail's short length, restrooms and picnic area make it a really nice hike for kids. My two are thrilled with this trail, especially the first two caves that they can climb in. We have been a few times this year, the last time being just a few weeks ago (end of September) during breeding season, and we still didn't see any. Lucky us!

In May, the waterfalls were running high and the scenery was stunning. In October, there was only a trickle. Still a fun and beautiful, kid-friendly hike. Very crowded area, though. If you want solitude, this is definitely not the place to find it!

1 month ago

Great hike even if you can't go into the caves at the top, you will enjoy this one for sure.

hiking
1 month ago

I would say this is a must see while in Arkansas! Very easy for an experienced hiker, but wonderful views! If you enjoy caving be sure to take a headlamp. They have some nice, tight spaces to crawl around. Very interesting!

1 month ago

Great trail with kids! Water fall, caevs ,and grate hiking!

hiking
2 months ago

Very short and easy trail with not a whole lot to see until you get to the end at the top where there are some cool caves and rock formations, along with the waterfall, which was unfortunately dry due to lack of recent rain. Hiked it with my wife who had a bum ankle so I did not take advantage of some of the scrambling opportunities that are available. Would like to go back after some rain when the waterfall is running along with the creek and to do some of the scrambling/climbing. Read several reviews of people seeing copperheads but we didn't encounter any.