Thing to Do

Hike the Beaver Jim Villines Homestead Trail

Beaver Jim\'s Cabin in Starlight
Beaver Jim's cabin under a starry sky

Charlton McDaniel

This short, interpretive loop begins at the Ponca Access of the Buffalo River near the intersection of Hwy. 43 and 74. Walk across the low-water bridge (when passable) and follow signs up the hill. This easy trail passes the old homestead and farm buildings of "Beaver" Jim Villines, an early fur trapper and trader in Boxley Valley.
Details
Duration
15-60 Minutes
This short, interpretive loop begins at the Ponca Access of the Buffalo River near the intersection of Hwy. 43 and 74. Walk across the low-water bridge (when passable) and follow signs up the hill. This easy trail passes the old homestead and farm buildings of "Beaver" Jim Villines, an early fur trapper and trader in Boxley Valley.
Leashed pets are allowed on the Beaver Jim Villines Homestead Trail. Please pick up your pet's waste and dispose of it in a proper receptacle.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
This hike begins in the parking area for the Ponca Access of the Buffalo River.

From Harrison, take Hwy. 43 south for 26 miles to the Ponca Access of the Buffalo River on the left side of the highway. Park at the river access and walk across the low-water bridge (when passable). Follow signs to the Villines Homestead.
Reservations
No
Season
Year Round
Time of Day
Any Time
Accessibility Information
This trail has a somewhat steep grade from the Ponca Access to the homestead. Service animals are permitted.

Buffalo National River

Last updated: April 17, 2022