Morrow Mountain Loop Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Albemarle, NC that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Morrow Mountain Loop Trail is an easy 0.8 mile loop located at the top of Morrow Mountain at Morrow Mountain State Park. Blazed with red squares this easy gently rolling trail circles the top of the mountain, offering far reaching views of the Uwharries and Lake Tillery. Start at the circle at the end of the parking area. You can either go left or right. Going left, descend maybe 80 feet to the trail below the parking area and take a sharp left to parallel the parking area across a fairly steep sloped rocky path. Come to a couple of bridges across a gully and then ascend and cross over the road to circle the picnic and shelter areas. More information: http://ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/momo/main.php
Drive up to the top and do this trail. It will give you the best experience, unless you're super into hiking and want to climb to the top.
Loved the hike, and the views were great! Will be back!
Nice views at the top.
Easy loop trail. The park rates as moderate. There are some steep drop-off and the trail isn't very wide. Parts of the trail are on scree, but it's flat. Great views.
Nice view and a pleasant place to picnic at the parking lot. Well kept trails.
Easy short loop trail around the top of Morrow Mountain. Good photo spot with Lake Tillery in the background. Part of the ancient Uwharrie Mountain range that has eroded to rolling hills.
On an overcast first day of winter, we decided to take a short stopover between Charlotte and Cary. We've always passed by and never stopped but we had some time and decided to check it out. We drove to the top of Morrow Mountain - this is a great place with lots of activities. The trail was under repair, they've added some erosion control matting at the start of the trail near the circle at the end of the parking area, and have added some rhyolite/rocky gravel along the steep eroded areas. The trail was very easy and relatively flat with some ups and downs, including a steep area just below crossing the road to circle the picnic and shelter areas, and had to navigate a couple of downed trees. The shelter has a great view of Lake Tillery and even has a fireplace. We definitely want to return and check out some of the other trails. Great place to visit, check it out!
Fairly easy trail around the top of the lookout point. Several downed trees in path, lots of shale. Good views.