Historic Van Winkle Trail

EASY 52 reviews

Historic Van Winkle Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rogers, Arkansas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
45 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

The trail head parking lot, with restrooms, is located approximately 10 miles east of Rogers, AR, US Hwy 12. Walkers and hikers can access historic area via tunnel under Hwy 12. Interpretive sign panels describe the historic home and mill sites of the Peter Van Winkle family during the Civil War. Interpretive sign panels describe the historic home and mill sites of the Peter Van Winkle family during and after the Civil War. Also, there is a beautiful stream, spring and raised garden site. Only some rock foundation stones remain of buildings. ***The trail is ADA accessible with some assistance. Trail starts out concrete and becomes packed gravel.***

hiking
3 months ago

Nice, easy walk w some Rogers history. Good walk to take little one's on & let them explore.

walking
4 months ago

Neat little historical site. Easy to navigate and more of a trail past the sawmill site. That trail was Too muddy for us but the main walking area is compact gravel, dry, and easy to walk on. Combine with the other trail in the parking lot for a complete opposite adventure.

hiking
5 months ago

Great little historical family friendly hike/walk!

5 months ago

Very beautiful and significant history. Nice easy walk

hiking
6 months ago

nice

hiking
6 months ago

Fun historic hike. Great chance for a picnic with the kids while discussing past times.

9 months ago

nice little hike

backpacking
11 months ago

great little trail. I recommend taking the unpaved path and exploring some!

11 months ago

Great and historic trail for a short easy hike. Good for families with kids too.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

In the past, I'd been many times. Earthen trail, except for the area that leads under the roadway, for easy on the body walking. Beautiful all year round.

nature trips
Monday, October 03, 2016

not much there, we went during the fall fest

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

Easy and peaceful

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Easy and short

hiking
Monday, May 02, 2016

another great day trip for my kids and me

hiking
Saturday, March 19, 2016

Very nice trail, family friendly. Beautiful area.

hiking
Friday, February 12, 2016

Very easy walk and interesting history. The lake is currently at 1,127' and comes all the way up to the Van Winkle Mill site. Be sure to take a leisurely hike on the Sinking Stream Trail while you are there.

hiking
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Super trail, well marked, with benches. Descriptive signs with historical photos and information made the adventure fun for everyone

hiking
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Trail was very easy, granddaughter really enjoyed it.

hiking
Monday, February 09, 2015

I first saw this trail featured on the popular AETN TV show "Exploring Arkansas." An event was listed, on the Arkansas State Parks website for Hobbs State Park, about a group tour with a park interpreter so I went for it. The park interpreter made this historical hike much more interesting. I want to go back again, with my camera, to catch the Sinking Stream Trail (like Stephanie said is at the same parking lot) on my next visit to Hobbs State Park.

hiking
Monday, October 20, 2014

This trail is not very interesting unless you like history. BUT! Keep going on your own toward the lake if it's low. Stay on the right when you can. You can see pretty rock bluffs, a little cave, and the lake this way. A good winter hike.

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