Lost Valley Trail

MODERATE 315 reviews
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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, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
259 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
6 days ago

So to start off, this is the best trail I've ever taken. Not so much path wise, which trail can be steep and narrow with big cliff at minimal points, but the location of the trail. You make your way through a small cave and come out the other side to continue the trail. You pass a big open cavern with pieces of history. A really nice waterfall and lastly the trail spits you into a cave. If you shimmy and crawl through about 20 yards back you will come to a big cavern with a waterfall! Need a headlamp or flashlight and some pants to navigate inside cave so don't forget! Shoes may get wet also

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23 days ago

Beautiful!

1 month ago

Great!

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Great trail and great little cave at the end.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail with a little bit of everything. The cave at the top is worth spelunking even though you have to crawl several feet.

1 month ago

Fun little trail.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Best experience is to go back into the cave!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice , fairly easy hike. Interesting natural rock formations, nice but not spectacular waterfall. Good for families.

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1 month ago

had a blast

1 month ago

this is our second trip to this area, both times we have hiked Lost Valley, it's a beautiful trail and so cool to go into the caves! the kids absolutely love it and we will probably go back again! saw a couple rattle snakes yesterday remember to be aware of your surroundings while in the forest!!

1 month ago