How to Hike the Lost Valley Trail in Buffalo National River 

If your idea of a great hiking trail is easy, with lots of good scenery, rocks, and some cool stuff to explore at the end, then check out the Lost Valley Trail in Buffalo National River.  

The Lost Valley Trail is one of the most popular hikes in Buffalo National River. Continue reading to add it to your bucket list! 

Hiking the Lost Valley Trail in Arkansas

The hike is more than just a leisurely walk through the forest. It includes intersecting trails that take you on an adventure of discovery to some beautiful places with scenic overlooks, and it ends with an incredible 200-foot bluff shelter called Cob Cave and Eden Falls

The trail is located in the Boxley Valley Historic District of Buffalo National River off Hwy 43 near Ponca, Arkansas. 

Where is the Lost Valley Trail?

Self-Guided Tours

There is a National Park Service sign next to the highway, which is easy to see. 

Hiking Lost Valley – Trail Details

Distance: 2.3 miles out and back Elevation Gain: 252 feet gain (to Eden Falls) Route Type: Out and back (O&B)

Difficulty: Easy for the first mile to moderate if you go pass Eden Falls. Are dogs allowed? Only service animals are allowed. Is there a fee to hike? No Is there parking? Yes, there is a large gravel parking lot.

Continue reading to add this adventure to your bucket list! 

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