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Best trails in Norton

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Explore the most popular trails near Norton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Norton
Top trails (3)
#1 - Flag Rock Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
This trail links Legion Park in Norton, Virginia to Flag Rock, a high sandstone outcrop overlooking Norton and the Wise Plateau. Hike traverses a variety of forest types, including a densely-forested, north-facing cove near the headwaters of the Powell River. 180-degree views from Flag Rock Overlook are spectacular and provide views of much of southwest Virginia and the Kentucky border (located on Pine Mountain, visible to the north). While the entire trail is strenuous due to steep grades on the climb from Legion Park to Flag Rock, the first half-mile of the trail is an easy streamside walk that is great for families. This section of trail also provides a wonderful educational introduction to the ecology of riparian ecosystems in the Appalachian Mountains.Show more
#2 - Flag Rock Overlook
Flag Rock Recreation Area
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 6 m
#3 - Benge's Rock
Norton, Virginia
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Length: 0.1 mi • Est. 3 m