Norfolk Trail, Norfork Dam to Briarcliff

MODERATE 10 reviews

Norfolk Trail, Norfork Dam to Briarcliff is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mountain Home, Arkansas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.2 miles Elevation Gain: 377 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly


nature trips


bird watching





Choose either 2.6 mile point-to-point or 5 miles out-and-back. Moderate challenge, rocky tread in places, views of lake after leaf-off. Norfork Trail is 13 miles linear with six trailheads, following Lake Norfork's western shore ¼ of the lake’s length.

16 days ago

Hiked the trail in November. Trail is well marked. To get lake view you have to go off the trail. Captured some nice images of the fall colors.

Nice cool fall morning, started at 45 degrees, 60 at the end. Well marked, clean... love this hike...

Rained out today, ended early.

3 months ago

Sorry, duplicate rating.

Trail in good condition, typical late summer plant growth, lots of spiders. At the end the trail was blocked by high water and thick underbrush, had to turn around.

11 months ago

Great trail to hike

Sun Aug 12 2018

Love this trail. Well marked for the most part with blue blazes or blue tree tags. It does need some maintenance as parts are overgrown and lots of branches were down. Spent time doing clean up. Good hiking boots are a must for the first mile or more, very rocky and you may turn an ankle. Two big trees down at about the 1.5 mile area (I called the Corps to report). Will do again when it’s cooler. Did this and I continued on to Devils Backbone.

Sat May 12 2018

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