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 252 feet Out & Back
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Lost Valley Campground is located near Ponca, southwest of Harrison, Arkansas. The trail is accessible year-round. The trails is 2.4 miles round trip. 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.

KoDee Browning
5 days ago

38 Completed0 Reviews

David Marshall
5 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Short and beautiful. Bring a flashlight for the cave at the end.

Mike Harp
8 days ago

18 Completed0 Reviews

Great Trail for a family hike. Nice cave at the very end but pretty tight spaces. The cave is not for the claustrophobic.

Vanessa Davis
20 days ago

17 Completed0 Reviews

This trail is a lot of lovely in a small package.

Vanessa Davis
20 days ago

17 Completed0 Reviews

This trail is a lot of lovely in a small package.

parker Hall
20 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Excellent trail. Great if you have kids, it's like a natural jungle gym. Only downside is pets are not allowed.

Matt C.
21 days ago

It was a beautiful trail. Unfortunately when I visited the area it was pouring rain most the day, everyday so we didn't hike as much as we wanted. The rain made the falls amazing though.

Evan Bishop
27 days ago

4 Completed0 Reviews

By far one of the most scenic and beautiful trails I have been on! So much to see and the trails are well maintained. My only complaint is your not allowed to camp there, which is a bummer. But what a great way to spend a part of your day! wold reccomend going through the cave at the end to see the falls in the cave, it gets a little tight and wet but so worth it! MAKE SURE TO BRING A HEADLAMP!

Derek Baad
28 days ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

As others have said, it is a short, relatively easy hike with a lot to see and do along the way. I have a 12 and an 8 year old, and we spent about three hours here climbing on boulders, exploring Eden Cave, and marveling at the scenery. The only downside is that the trail was heavily used the day we were on it, but we still managed to find some space and enjoy ourselves!

Eddie Shaffer
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Great hike! We had a variety of ages with us two teenagers and two toddlers and everyone had a great time. Great trails for littles and plenty to explore for olders. We did take our dogs and there was signage that said no pets so felt bad but after driving all the way up there we were not going to leave our dog in the car. Spent a good 4 hours hiking exploring and having a great time.

Marianne Bassinger
1 month ago

16 Completed8 Reviews

For this to only be a short 1.9 mile hike, it took my daughter and I 4 hours to complete. Very easy trail,but a lot of places to take my photos. That's why it took us 4 hours lol. Ok with that being said. Easy trail,beautiful scenery lots to explore. We took the low trail to Eden Falls,natural Bridge and to the cave. Once you get to the natural bridge make you you explore it all the way threw just as the cave once you get to the entrance of the cave you have to jump over the stream on the formation (which is slippery) so be careful there once you get in the cave there is running water throughout it to get to the water fall you can go 2 different ways one if you don't want to crawl stay to your right then it comes to a opening that you have to bend way down under it opens up to the part you have to crawl threw if you dont want to go that route go back where you came out of but dont go back the way you came in once you go back under go left threw a narrow passage and once you get out of that in front of you is the waterfall entrance make sure you bring head lamps or flashlights so you can see the beauty of it all we seen several bats coming right at us and alot hanging ..if you get a chance turn your lights off and enjoy the peace the cave and waterfall gives you. On the way back off the trail we took the high trail which leads to another small falls over green moss which you can also go threw the small dripping and stand behind the water..I would totally recommend this trail..

Cathy C.
1 month ago

We have been to many trails in Arkansas, this is our new favorite!

Ashley Carper Dickson
1 month ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

Our 3 kids (ages 7, 5, and 3) were able to do this trail with very little help. The 3rd old needed a hand now and then, but overall, it's great for children. The cave at the top was definitely the highlight, since we saw bats! Beautiful waterfalls too, but the water was a bit low when we were there.

Rebecca Cain
1 month ago

8 Completed0 Reviews

Our boys loved everything about this trail! There were several waterfalls and a smaller cave area. We seen bats, squirrels, and a few pretty flowers trying to spring up.

Daniel Bicknell
1 month ago

7 Completed0 Reviews

Great views!

Stephanie Bearden
1 month ago

17 Completed0 Reviews

Tara Barger
1 month ago

11 Completed0 Reviews

This trail blew my mind. The beginning part of the trail starts slow, but there is so much to check out on this hike! It's short overall, but you could spend a lot of time exploring here. The cave and Eden Falls are breathtaking, as well as the natural bridge. One of my favorite hikes so far!

Jeff Vance
1 month ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

My family and I loved this trail. This was our first trail we have hiked on in Arkansas. Lots of big rocks and caves to have fun with. Would definitely hike this trail again.

Jonathan Jolly
2 months ago

9 Completed0 Reviews

Awesome trail with lots to look at near the end of it. A lot of foot traffic, didn't notice that much wildlife. Not very many places to hang a hammock and chill but still a great place to cross off the list.

Brien Terrell
2 months ago

8 Completed0 Reviews

Very pretty! The caves are nice. - take a flashlight... Much nicer waterfall action when it's been raining. Loved it!