Historic Van Winkle Trail

EASY 49 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
25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month 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
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great little historical family friendly hike/walk!

3 months ago

Very beautiful and significant history. Nice easy walk

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

nice

hiking
4 months ago

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

7 months ago

nice little hike

8 months ago

8 months ago

8 months ago

backpacking
8 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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.