The Lost Valley trailhead is located 1.5 miles south of Ponca, AR on Hwy 43. The trail is 2.1 miles roundtrip and is a delightful place to photograph waterfalls, Ozark Mountain geology, fall color and spring wildflowers.
Sometimes the small, friendly waterfalls and cascades rushing over the ledges of a creek are just as fascinating as their larger waterfall cousins, who tend to attract all of the photographic attention. While I love shooting a big, giant, mesmerizing waterfall, I'm learning that smaller ones offer unique, intimate naturescape moments. This image was taken in winter on Clark Creek along the Lost Valley Trail in the upper Buffalo National River wilderness.