Villines Homestead Trail

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Villines Homestead Trail is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ponca, Arkansas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
82 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Villines Homestead Trail is a 1/2 mile trail out and back from the buffalo River low water bridge crossing up the hillside to the historic log cabin homestead.

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4 months ago

Neat old homestead and outbuildings. We do the hike from Ponca to Steel Creek. Nice hike. (1.8 miles, moderate.)

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8 months ago

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8 months ago

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11 months ago

Easy, short hike to a neat little old cabin. Very cool historic spot. One of many in the area.

hiking
Friday, May 13, 2016

Short little hike after crossing the low water bridge. (We parked just before the bridge and walked across) Be sure to read about the bridge as well! Amazing that the buildings are still in great shape and people respect the area. Trail is clean. Neat to peak into life from the 1890's! He sure didn't move far from his original place did he?

hiking
Friday, January 22, 2016

Brief trip into what it must have been like in the 1800's. Across the low water bridge and to the right. Excellent preserved buildings and cabins. Good history lesson for all.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

A top spot. Life must have been hard here back in the day.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Great little hike.

hiking
Sunday, July 08, 2012

Great historical experience. The grounds are kept up by the parks dept, making it seem as though you've stepped back in time. Wonderful trail for folks who like to get out, but have to stick to easy trails.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

"Beaver" Villines homestead is snapshot into Ozark life at the turn of the century. Villines lived his life within miles of where we was born. It was an easy hike. Good for the Kids.

hiking
Friday, April 13, 2012