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Lost Valley Trail

Ponca, AR

Lost Valley Trail is a 2.3 mile out and back trail that features a 53 ft. tall waterfall, a natural bridge, caves, a 30ft. waterfall inside the cave, large boulders and more. The area is jammed pack of scenic wonders on a easy trail.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

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Robinson Point Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Good trail

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Indian Creek Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Strenuous , but worth the visuals

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Winthrop P. Rockefeller Boy Scout Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

The Boy Scout Trail was an excellent trail with beautiful views, infused with tests of endurance. There were various elevation shifts, changing terrains and sparsely placed markers (Tip: Keep an eye-out for white spots on trees and boulders). My girlfriend and I finished the trail in roughly 7.5 hours; keeping an aggressive pace, although, taking time to enjoy special places e.g. Turtle Rocks. Also, we had plenty of water (3 L hydro-packs) and snacks, which helped keep us energized throughout the journey. Have a safe hike.....B~

NOTE: Check-in and check-out at Ranger Station is required for this trail (Safety #1)

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Earthquake Ridge Trail System
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44 Completed 41 Reviews

This trail was fantastic! besides having a few highway crossings it was absolutely beautiful. The trail is extremely rocky and in some areas extremely rooty so be sure that you aren't prone to twisted ankles, and if you are have good footwear. If you're on a bicycle, which my boyfriend was, you may prefer a dual suspension. The trail drops into a gorge then climbs out and drops into another gorge with a gorgeous creek crossing, there is some moss growing on the trail near the creek. Once you make your way out of the creek bed you traverse on the mountain side and during the spring there are some area where the trees thing enough to offer spectacular views! Know that this trail connects with the Rich Mountain trail which is marked with yellow instead of white, its a wise idea not to take that trail unless you intend to add several miles to you adventure.

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Slaughter Pen Hollow Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Outstanding! Three seperate areas (Phase 1 - 3) Something for all skill levels. Sets the standard for what Mountain bike areas should be. Close to places to eat, get water, etc. All areas connected by high speed paved trails. Close to Blowing Springs. A jumping/free ride park too.

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Talimena Scenic Byway
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44 Completed 41 Reviews

Fun summer motorcycle ride!

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Little Missouri Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

My son and I hiked in 2.68 miles on 5/16/2015 and set up camp along the Little Missouri. Beautiful creek and falls. We caught many bream, trout, and smallmouth bass with enough for a great campfire dinner. Large thunderstorms rolled in during the night and swelled the Little Missouri to almost 9 ft by morning. We had planned to hike the rest the next day but we were now trapped by high water on Crooked Creek and the Little Missouri. We decided to bushwhack north to Albert Pike road and made our way back to our truck. You need to be aware of quickly changing weather conditions and be prepared to say an extra night or two until the water goes down or bushwhack out. With no cell service and no radio reception you are on your own. This is a beautiful place just be aware of location and ways to get out if the weather changes.

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Lost Valley Trail
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13 Completed 4 Reviews

Very easy and scenic trail. There is a cave up the cliff at the end where Eden falls comes out. You can go in the cave, NOT recommended if you are inexperienced in cave exploration. you have to crawl for quite a ways before entering a great room. There is a thirty foot falls inside the cave. Do not attempt without a hardhat and two light sources. That said, the trail is very scenic and there are different ways to reach the end. Bluff cave, moss falls and Eden falls, jigsaw blocks....very entertaining hike. Try to go every year.

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Whitaker Point Trail (Hawksbill Crag)
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13 Completed 4 Reviews

Very nice hike. I would say easy. The crag is a nice spot to take pics. It is not as scenic as I had imagined but well worth your time.

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Hemmed in Hollow
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13 Completed 4 Reviews

A must hike for avid photographers, I did this hike a few years ago after a week of rain. The falls were running great. This hike will humble even some experienced hikers. Would recommend you try a few other moderate hikes first. Coming out is a bear. But the hike is well worth it.

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