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Upcoming Events:

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 5:00pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10:00am
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 2:00pm
Boathouse closed today   

Recent storms have caused hazardous conditions at our boathouse. Rentals will be suspended until repairs can be made and conditions are safe. Concessions are still available on weekends during regular hours.

 Last updated on: Saturday, April 20, 2019

Star Party Cancelled   

Due to the weekend forecast we will be rescheduling the Star Party to later in the summer. With cloudy skies and possible strong currents in the river we won't be able to provide all the activities that were scheduled. The new event date will be posted on our Facebook page and the Morrow Mountain website soon. If you have any questions or concerns please call the office at 704.982.4402.

 Last updated on: Friday, April 12, 2019

Hiking and Horse Trail Closures   

Three Rivers Trail remains closed from storm damage, bridge washouts and bank erosion. 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.

 Last updated on: Friday, April 12, 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
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Description:
Point of Interest:
Length:
2.00 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
white circle
Surface:
Bridle - short loop
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Description:
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Length:
3.90 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Moderate
Blaze:
Surface:
Fall Mountain Trail
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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.

Point of Interest:
Length:
4.10 miles
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Hattaway Mountain Trail
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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.

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Length:
2.00 miles
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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.

Point of Interest:
Length:
0.60 miles
Round Trip
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Bridle trails:

CLOSED TODAY


49104 Morrow Mountain Road
Albemarle, NC 28001

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

 

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GPS: 35.373724, -80.07347

 

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10am - 5pm daily

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

Park Office
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Office hours may deviate on state holidays and weekends.