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Bridle Trail – Short Loop

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Current status of park facilities   

All trails, the boat ramp, restrooms, family camping, primitive camping, group camping and vacation cabins are OPEN. Camping and cabin reservations are REQUIRED before arrival. There are no walk-up reservations. Visitors must book reservations online and arrive before 8:00 p.m. on the day of reservation. 

Restrooms will be closed periodically so that staff can adhere to COVID cleaning protocols. Weather-based horse trail closures will continue to be updated on the park's main webpage.

The park office is open daily until 4:30 p.m. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the park office. The park museum is open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm each day.

Picnic shelters and the lodge are open and available for reservation.  Lodge reservations must be made through the park office and limited to 50 people maximum.

Boat rentals and the boathouse, concession stands, and water fountains remain closed. 

Park hours are 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Day use areas close at 8:00 p.m. Parking is limited to available spaces only to keep the park under capacity. There is no overflow parking or parking allowed on road shoulders. When capacity is reached, only those with camping/cabin reservations will be allowed to enter the park.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes.

 Last updated on: Friday, April 2, 2021

Bridle Trail – Short Loop

The 3.9-mile Short Loop departs the Bridle Trail parking area, and then circles the lower flanks of Morrow Mountain. For a short distance, it joins with the Middle Loop and Long Loop. It also crosses the Morrow Mountain Trail (hiking only). After recent rain, there are a couple of stream crossings.

Trail Location: 
Trailhead is located at the Bridle Trail parking area, approximately 0.5 mile from the park entrance.
Trail Length: 
3.90 miles
Trail Type: 
loop
Trail Difficulty: 
moderate bridle
Trail Use: 
Hiking
Equestrian
Trail Surface: 
natural surface
gravel
water crossings
Trail Blaze: 
white circles
Bridle trails:

OPEN TODAY


Map of North Carolina – Morrow Mountain State Park


Contact the park
 

704-982-4402

morrow.mountain@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Park office

49104 Morrow Mountain Road
Albemarle, NC 28001

GPS: 35.3737, -80.0735

 


Hours
 

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  • December to February:
    7:00am to 7:00pm

 

  • March:
    7:00am to 8:00pm

 

  • April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm

 

  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm

 

  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm

 

  • November:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Open 8:00am to 4:30pm
     
  • Hours may change on state holidays and weekends.
     

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  • OPEN
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • CLOSED​
  • August hours may vary depending on staff.
     

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  • ​CLOSED