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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 7:30am
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 9:30am
Boathouse and Pool Closures and Fees   

Pool hours:

Weekends:  Open--Aug 16-18, Aug 24&25, and 31 Aug, 1&2 Sep. When necessary break for 15 minutes every 45 minutes.
Weekdays:  closed--Aug 19-23 and Aug 26-30.
Pool closed:  3 September

Starting September 3rd and until November, the boathouse will only be open on the weekends.

Boat rentals are $7/hour per boat.  This includes canoes, kayaks and standup paddleboards.  Swimming pool rates are $6 for adults, $4 for children (3-12 years old) and children under 3 are free.  Both of these facilities are open 10:00 am - 5:30 pm.

 

 Last updated on: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Horse Trail Closures   

All bridle trails have been deemed unsafe and thus CLOSED until further notice due to severe damage to the trail surface caused from heavy rainfall during Hurricane Florence. These damaged trail sections are currently being redesigned and rerouted to make them safe again for visitors.  Professional trail builders are currently working on temporary repairs with plans to get several of the trail sections open before the fall season.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Trails

Morrow Mountain State Park lies in the Uwharrie Mountains of North Carolina’s southern piedmont and offers a wide variety of trails for both novice and experienced hikers. One can stroll leisurely for half an hour along one of the park’s short loop trails or spend the day hiking some of the park’s longer and more challenging trails.

 


Backpack Trail
Location:

Description:

Surface:

Length:
2.00 miles
loop
Difficulty:
easy
Blaze:
white circle



Bridle - short loop
Location:

Description:

Surface:

Length:
3.90 miles
loop
Difficulty:
moderate
Blaze:

Fall Mountain Trail
Location:

Description:

This 4.1 mile trail starts at the parking lot along Lake Tillery and traverses a wide variety of habitats. The top of Fall Mountain offers great views of Lake Tillery and surrounding countryside when leaves are off the trees. The top of Fall Mountain features rhyolite rock outcrops which have been relatively undisturbed. Here the forest is dominated by chestnut oaks, typical of the ridgetops found throughout the Uwharrie Mountains. Bald eagles and ospreys are sometimes observed along the river as they search for fish.


Surface:

Length:
4.10 miles
Difficulty:
Blaze:



Hattaway Mountain Trail
Location:

Description:

This 2 mile trail offers a steep ascent up Hattaway Mountain and is one of the park’s more challenging trails. The chestnut oaks and sourwoods found at the top of Hattaway Mountain are typical of the dry, rocky ridges found throughout the Uwharrie Mountains. Like the other mountain trails, it offers good views from the top of the mountain when leaves are off the trees.


Surface:

Length:
2.00 miles
Difficulty:
Blaze:



Laurel Trail
Location: Starts at the park museum

Description:

Named for the mountain laurel found along it, this trail is approximately 0.6 of a mile long. At times, it meanders along Sugarloaf Creek and passes near the park’s vacation cabins. This loop trail starts by the park’s museum and is perfect for those that seek a short hike. A section of the Morrow Mountain Trail connects the Laurel Trail to the Sugarloaf Mountain Trail for those seeking a longer and more adventurous hike.


Surface:

Length:
0.60 miles
loop
Difficulty:
Blaze:


Bridle trails:

CLOSED TODAY


49104 Morrow Mountain Road
Albemarle, NC 28001

704-982-4402
morrow.mountain@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.373724, -80.07347

 

December, January & February: 7am - 7pm
March, April & October: 7am - 9pm
May - September: 7am - 10pm
November: 7am - 8pm
Closed Christmas Day.

Museum
10am - 5pm daily

Swimming Pool
10am - 5:30pm daily
Memorial Day - Labor Day 
Open seven days a week.  In August schedule will vary depending on staffing levels. 

Boathouse
10am - 5:30pm daily
March 30th - November 3rd
Open only on weekends before Memorial Day and after Labor Day.

Park Office
8am - 4:30pm Daily
Office hours may deviate on state holidays and weekends.