Lost Valley Trail

MODERATE 270 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.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
259 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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 hour ago

Absolutely amazing trail with caves to cool you off and a beautiful waterfall!

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hiking
27 days ago

Lost Valley is a beautiful place! Great for all ages. The hike is very easy if you stay on the trail. I decided to be adventurous and trek the creek bed from the trail head all the way to the falls. Make sure you have a good pair of waterproof hiking boots if you decide to take this path. Once I got to the back side of the falls I kept going following the boulder path up the mountain, talk about a workout!! I only recommend you do this if you are an experienced hiker/climber, it is a bit strenuous. Be careful coming back down, it gets slippery. All in all I loved my hike at Lost Valley and I will definitely be back!!

hiking
27 days ago

Great trail to hike. Must see the falls and cave! Worth the trip

28 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

This is one of my favorite trails to hike. It is beautiful and there is a lot to see and do. If you go after a rain, the waterfalls are amazing! The cave is fun to explore if you don't mind the effort it takes to get to the back of it. You have to crawl part of the way, but it is worth it once you reach the back and see the 30 ft high water fall cascading down. Bring a flashlight because it is pitch dark. I recommend a head lamp since it is hard to crawl with a flashlight in your hand.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I will always do this out and back when in the area! Lost Valley is a gem. Take your headlamp and plan to take your time and nose around in the two caves (be careful of wet rock). There is some "stairs-like" climbing up and down the rocks in this one. If you are worried, definitely go as far as you can and see as much as you can of this beautiful hike. Overall, it's not a difficult hike and a great variety of rocks, caves & falls!

1 month ago

Awesome! Bring a flashlight and always bear right!

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1 month ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Easy Hike. Nicely Kept trail.

1 month ago

Fun little trail!

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1 month ago

was here yesturday wow great places went on 3 trails with falls..