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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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Devils Canyon Scenic Area trail & Bushwhack
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a fun and relatively easy hike down to the waterfall. Then it gets quite adventurous following the trail down to the bottom. It's a PERFECT place to hang out and swim. Even start a fire and camp out!

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Lost Valley Trail
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

A great trail to go on with friends who love an adventure! Be ready to get wet if you go in the caves and don't forget flashlights! The larger cave structure is a good place to rest, eat, and relax :)
Also, it's more fun to climb around the boulders in the creek to the caves rather than follow the actual trail~

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Rock House Cave Trail
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15 Completed 13 Reviews

The trail is easy, well marked, a few steps, short, and the cave is easy to locate.

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Rush Mountain & primitive loop Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Kingfisher Trail
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16 Completed 2 Reviews

April wildflowers galore! The incomplete list of what we saw today: trout lily, bloodroot, may apples, dogwood, redbud, spring beauties, violets... Even a tiny cactus.
The hike quickly follows and crosses a rich ravine full of beauty. The rest of the trail is pretty standard oak/shale but with great peeks at the lake and several creek bed crossings. We've had a pretty wet spring but all were crossable without getting our shoes wet. Right after a rain would be a different story. Blazes well marked the trail except the very end of the loop. After passing the large blues house (and "friendly" Labrador) the trail heads back toward the lake to reconnect with the rest of the trail. I could not find the blazes at all for this little bit. No worries. Head down the hill toward the lake and go left to follow the trail back to the trail head.

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Kings Bluff Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Went end of March 2013 before forest bloomed out so still a winter forest landscape, but the view from over the falls area was nice. Main trail was a good short trail for beginner adults - would use caution taking children to the overlook and not all of it is guarded and could be dangerous if they run around much. But fine trail if supervised at the falls area. Three ladies went of all fitness levels and was not problem. Two of us hiked the unofficial trail below the falls (not marked, slippery when wet, but a great way to boost the effort of the day). Went just after rains and the falls were flowing. Very small trailhead parking, but good facilities at TH and a picnic table for lunch after. Did not do the adjoining Pedestal Rocks this trip as we had planned a 2 miler especially for this team.

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Falls Branch Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

I have been here at least thee times. Nice trails short. really clean the trails are really taking care of. I've gotten beautiful pictures there every time I've went. Went twice last year in September and once this year in March.

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Cedar Falls Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

it was an awesome hiking Trail I love the beautiful waterfall. I will definitely go back.the waterfall had lots of water flowing. I think April might be one of the best times to see any waterfalls just because it rains a lot in April.

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Pack Rat Falls Trail
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11 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful hike but tough for me. There was still ice and snow left but so beautiful.

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Black River and Trappers Lake Trails
by David Lawrence

1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great family trail. We even startled a herd of deer that ran off through the forest.

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