Norfolk Trail, Norfork Dam to Briarcliff

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Mountain Home, Arkansas

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.

Length5.2 miElevation gain377 ftRoute typeOut & back
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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.

Two trailheads. (1) Quarry Park located at the top of Norfork Dam (west side). (2) Briarcliff trailhead, aka Shoal Creek, turn from Highway 5 onto Scenic Drive (large brick Briarcliff sign), drive 1 mile past the municipal building, at large clearing/intersection, take the middle fork gravel road (Shoal Creek Rd) ½ miles to first fork and turn right 0.2 miles to the trailhead.

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Rebecca Miller
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Roy Stovall
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Nice trail, some lake views through trees, stony tread, well maintained. This section of trail was constructed by Tim Ernst about 20 years ago.

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DiannaPatrick Talburt
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Doug Haselhorst
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Trail blazed in blue.Another great morning on the trail!

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Helmut Albrecht
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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.

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

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Donald Reger
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HikingMuddy

Rained out today, ended early.

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Donald Reger
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Sorry, duplicate rating.

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Donald Reger
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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.

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Tresa Whitlow
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Hiking

Great trail to hike

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Donald Reger
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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.

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Scott Walunis
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Jeff Costner
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Sydney Drury
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Joseph Castellani
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Bill Davis
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Shelly Davis
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Herbert Vickers
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