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.
One of my favorite hikes in AR. Trail starts off well maintained and fairly easy. Gets a little more challenging as you get closer to the cave. Cool waterfalls both inside & outside the cave. Take a flashlight if you plan on going in the cave.
Great hiking trail! Be prepared for steep steps and rock climbing. :-)
Bring good flashlights! When you enter the cave above the waterfall, stick to the right wall. Enter the very narrow walkway (It appears to likely stop as it us quite narrow) to avoid crawling through the water to get to the underground waterfall! This path keeps you fairly dry.
Must enter the cave.
Absolutely loved this trail. Several cool waterfalls to explore. Make sure to take a flashlight and wear clothes you don't mind getting wet and muddy to explore deep into the cave - it is amazing!!
Lots to see and explore. Great for kids who like to climb over rocks and through tunnels!
This was a gorgeous hike and the cave is soo awesome! Loved seeing the bats!
Loved it!!! The hike is okay, but with the waters low, exploring the creek bed was a blast.
Very Nice trail for a morning hike. We went to the cave.... take a good flashlight. Worth taking time to explore the area.
Lots of cool rock formations and small waterfalls
This trail is easy. It's more like a nature walk. It offers nothing to an experienced hiker. While the rock formations are nice, the amount of traffic in the area ruins the experience. Through the whole valley all you hear is soccer moms yelling at their screaming kids and the smell of Axe body spray is overwhelming. More like a singles bar than a hiking trail.
One of the coolest hikes I've been on.
Awesome formations, collasped cave system.
Even a cave at the end you can go in.