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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.

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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

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Lost Valley Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

Excellent trail if you have children. The stairs may be a little daunting but the trail is meticulous and well marked.

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Fern Gully Scenic Area Bushwhack
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44 Completed 16 Reviews

Follow the All Trails directions if you want to trespass down a dead end road just south of your intended destination. If however, you to go to Fern Gully, continue on south from 1-40 along AR215 until you get to FR1544. Look for the ribbons, they mark the spot and will lead you to the Gully.

If you're hiking, this is a three-star spot and fun to explore. If you're a climber however, you'll likely award this popular climbing spot a star or two more. Worth a visit either way!

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Lost Valley Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Loved this trail! Took the whole family, even the little kids had fun. One word of warning, the how in the rock at the natural bridge is NOT Eden cave. Although this cave is cool, it is very small and wet. After 20 min of crawling on my belly in water, I came to a dead end. Disappointed, I crawled out of the cave and headed father down the trail. That's when I found the real cave. It was really nice as it was big enough to walk in and had a beautiful waterfall at the end. Only negative to this trail is that it is too easy and too accessible, so it was crowded.

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Fossil Flats Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

This is currently my favorite Devils Den trail for running. The second half alongside Lee Creek is my favorite section... the creek being up made for a very frigid and refreshing barefoot water crossing after 5+ miles.

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Wildcat Mountain Trail
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26 Completed 1 Reviews

I looked for this and the only thing I could find that even resembled a trail in the area looked like an ATV trail. It was blocked off with NO TRESPASSING signs. It looked to be on a deer hunting club property. Maybe the pin on the map above was dropped in the wrong place???

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Lost Valley Trail
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

Great trail to hike with kids: easy hike with a reward at the end of the trail. Not only a waterfall, but a cave to explore, too! Well kept trail- a civilized trail, not a backcountry trail.

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Artist Point Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Very nice short hike right off the highway. Easy enough for the entire family, but not sure about strollers. There is a nice waterfall when the water is running.

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Hawksbill Crag Trail
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24 Completed 14 Reviews

I really enjoyed this hike. Plenty of rock formations along the bluff to sit and chill out on. Obviously, be careful climbing around. Quite windy at the top, fun to sit near the tip of the bill. Not too far ahead of great photo vantage points.

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Shores Lake/White Rock Loop Trail
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14 Completed 2 Reviews

A friend and I did this trail in late November. We hiked to White Rock on the east side which is a terrible hike in my opinion. Not much scenery and some pretty tough uphill towards the end of the 7 or so mile hike to White Rock. I'd recommend taking the shorter, more scenic, west side of the loop and plan to spend some time at White Rock and the rim trail. The west side has more than its fair share of uphill but it seemed to mostly be gradual.

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Rookery Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

Went out there today. There are more and larger trail markers and I went further, but I still lost my way after the before reaching the stone wall. I'm determined to finish the whole trail some day.

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