Villines Homestead trail


Villines Homestead trail


Over the past couple of years, the Buffalo River National River folks have been spending a lot of time and money fixing up many of the old homesteads along the river. The Homestead was built around and belonged to Jim Villines. Beaver Jim’s adult homestead is easily accessible from the Ponca Buffalo River access. Just head down to the Ponca river access and park on the side of the river you came in on. Cross the old Ponca low-water bridge and then head out on the old road to the left. This is a part of the Buffalo River Trail to Steel Creek. Quickly, the trail splits with the Buffalo River Trail heading off to the left and the road trace up the hill to the right. Head up the road trace, and within a few hundred yards you’ll see the old Barn. Go check that area out. On the back side of the barn is a short trail that heads up the hill to the home site. While the barn area is not structurally sound enough to enter, the home site appears to be.

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Boxley Valley Historic District, 4699 AR-43, Ponca, AR 72670

Parking gps

36.02134, -93.35495

Feature GPS

36.02230, -93.35302

Hike distance

0.25 miles

Distance jasper

14.3 miles or 23 minutes





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