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Ozark Highlands Trail: Matney Knob

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Ozark National Forest

Ozark Highlands Trail: Matney Knob is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Norfork, Arkansas that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.1 mi Elevation gain 626 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Walking

Forest

Views

Waypoints (2)
  • 1

    White River View

    36.21154, -92.31525

  • 2

    Junction of continuing trail off gravel rd

    36.20278, -92.31526

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (42)
Photos (28)
Recordings (38)
Completed (62)
Virginia Boles
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Hiking

Beautiful outlook. We only went to the River outlook and back out. Pretty easy trail and easy to follow. Parking for the trail is not at the lat/long that All Trails puts on your map app. Parking is just a little ways down and is obvious from the road.

Jeff Ardelean
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Hiking

It was a pretty trail, in good shape and we had fun

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Anastasia Huggins
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we wanted a long stretch of trail to do so chose this section of the OHT to do. We didn't go up to the knob (based on other reviews) but went about 5 miles out on the trail for a total of 10 miles. I would say the first 2 miles of this from the trailhead seemed to be the best. We ended up on a jeep road for a lot of it after about mile 2.5 and ended up turning around because of it. In general though, the OHT seems to be well maintained and well marked. Just wished there was more vistas and less access road hiking.

Pam Sinning
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Hiking

Trail patrol walk and it looks good

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Lee Parker-Duch
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Hiking

Easy hike with maintained trail and a couple of nice views but focal point of the hike which is the ‘knob’ was a disappointment. The trail ends on a utility road, then you hike up the toad a little ways then you’re at Matney Knob. It’s nothing but a radio tower with no overlook unless you want to trudge through thick briars. It was a beautiful day and I needed the exercise, so overall, it was a good day.

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Trent McDaniel
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Hiking

Dog friendly, light trail use, and easy to navigate for the most part.

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Clayton Silva
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HikingRocky

Great evening view. Completely empty on a Saturday afternoon. Not too hard of a hike, but not ridiculously easy.

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Billy Hines
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Hiking

relatively easy hike. a little rocky in parts. amazing view of the river

Krisandra Sperry
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Hiking

Very peaceful hike. Love the views!

Tracy Connelly
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Hiking

Matney Knob and Matney Camp are peaceful and have lovely river views. I take my friends here and they are amazed by the beauty. Come in autumn and winter to avoid ticks and chiggers, like any other Ozark trail. Enjoy!

Stephanie Alsup
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Hiking

We really liked this trail for this warm winter day. It starts out fairly easy and then gets more moderate toward the end. Pretty views and well maintained. We will be back to visit!

Roy Stovall
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Hiking
First to Review

This is the northernmost stretch of the Ozark Highlands Trail (OHT), this section is 31 miles long from this trailhead southward to Spring Creek Road near Almus Knob, with six different parking turnouts/trailheads along AR Highway 341 aka Push Mountain Road. US Forest Service provides good maps, both paper and download, "OHT Sylamore Section",

Jonny Wiers
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Pam Sinning
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Issac Barnett
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Meredith Jackson
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the Cocheeese
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Pam Sinning
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Missy Bogard
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Casey Thrasher
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Peter Taylor
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Billy Hines
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Mike Hall
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Pam Sinning
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Josh Sellers
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Pam Sinning
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Pam Sinning
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Pam Sinning
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Pam Sinning
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Pam Sinning
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