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 Posted on: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:15am
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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Length:
2.00 miles
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Difficulty:
Easy
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white circle
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Bridle - short loop
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Length:
3.90 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Moderate
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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.
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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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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.
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Length:
0.60 miles
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Morrow Mountain State Park

49104 Morrow Mountain Road
AlbemarleNC 28001
Phone704-982-4402
morrow.mountain@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.373724
Longitude: -80.073470

Park Hours:

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

Museum
10am - 5pm daily

Swimming Pool
10am - 5:30pm daily
Memorial Day - Labor Day 
Open only on weekends before June and after mid-August.

Boathouse
10am - 5:30pm daily
May - October 
Open only on weekends before June and after mid-August.

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