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Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 3:30pm
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 3:00pm
Swift Currents Affecting Boat Rentals   

Recent heavy rainfall at the park and in surrounding areas has created dangerously swift water currents in Lake Tillery.  Please call the park office before coming to rent a boat to see if boat rentals are available that day.

 Last updated on: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Hiking and 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.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Boathouse and Pool Fees   

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 daily, 10am - 5:30 pm.

 Last updated on: Sunday, May 26, 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.

 


Morrow Mountain Trail
Location:

Description:

The Morrow Mountain Trail connects the parking lot at the park office and the picnic area on top of Morrow Mountain. It is approximately 2.6 miles long one way. This trail utilizes portions of three other trails: Laurel Trail, Sugarloaf Mountain Trail, and Mountain Loop Trail which are all connected by the Morrow Mountain Trail. It is a relatively easy trail, with the exception of a steep section which ascends (or descends if you start at the top of Morrow Mountain) Morrow Mountain for approximately a quarter mile.


Surface:

Length:
2.60 miles
Difficulty:
Blaze:



Mountain Loop Trail
Location:

Description:

The Mountain Loop Trail circles the top of Morrow Mountain, the highest point in the park and Stanly County. This trail is approximately 0.8 of a mile long in its entirety and is quite rugged and rocky in places. Rock debris from thousands of years of pre-historic quarrying can be found all along the trail. American Indians used this rock, called rhyolite, to make spearheads, knives, axes and scrapers. Please help us protect this important archaeological site. It is illegal to collect or remove any rocks, minerals or artifacts from a state park.


Surface:

Length:
0.80 miles
loop
Difficulty:
Blaze:



Quarry Trail
Location:

Description:

This trail, approximately 0.6 of a mile long, is one of the Kids in Parks Track Trails. Brochures with a variety of activities for children can be found at the trailhead. This trail also goes by the Civilian Conservation Corps’ (CCC) rock quarry which supplied many of the rocks used to construct the park’s buildings, curbs and walls during The Great Depression. Rock exposed by quarrying and erosion offer insights to the area’s unique geologic past. Dragonflies and frogs now take advantage of the small pond formed as a result of rock quarrying.


Surface:

Length:
0.60 miles
loop
Difficulty:
Blaze:

Rocks Trail
Location:

Description:

Unlike most of the park’s trails, the Rocks Trail is not a loop trail and is 1.3 miles long one way. It is a relatively easy hike that ends at a 35 foot high rock outcrop overlooking the Pee Dee River. Please exercise caution around these rocks and be especially careful with young children. This trail traverses mostly mature woodlands and a beautiful mountain laurel thicket is found near the rock outcropping at the trail’s end. A small parking lot is available near the Rocks Trailhead, which is located by the family campground.


Surface:

Length:
1.30 miles
one way
Difficulty:
Blaze:



Sugar Loaf Mountain Trail
Location:

Description:

At 2.8 miles long, Sugarloaf Mountain Trail ascends the park’s second highest peak at 858’ above sea level. During winter months, when leaves are off the trees, the mountaintop offers good views of the river and surrounding countryside. The trail is rocky and rugged in places and more challenging than many of the park’s other trails. Mountain laurel is prevalent along the mountain’s north side.


Surface:

Length:
2.80 miles
Difficulty:
strenuous
Blaze:


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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