Lost Valley Trail

MODERATE 241 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 and walking and is accessible year-round.

1.9 miles 259 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.

hiking
1 day ago

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.

3 days ago

Great hiking trail! Be prepared for steep steps and rock climbing. :-)

hiking
3 days ago

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.

hiking
7 days ago

8 days ago

Must enter the cave.

hiking
8 days ago

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!!

9 days ago

Lots to see and explore. Great for kids who like to climb over rocks and through tunnels!

hiking
13 days ago

This was a gorgeous hike and the cave is soo awesome! Loved seeing the bats!

17 days ago

Loved it!!! The hike is okay, but with the waters low, exploring the creek bed was a blast.

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hiking
1 month ago

Very Nice trail for a morning hike. We went to the cave.... take a good flashlight. Worth taking time to explore the area.

1 month ago

Lots of cool rock formations and small waterfalls

hiking
1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

One of the coolest hikes I've been on.
Awesome formations, collasped cave system.
Even a cave at the end you can go in.

hiking
1 month ago