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hiking
4 days ago

Nice hike in a beautiful State Park on a HOT summer day. Well marked but with 19 trees down across the trail none to difficult to maneuver.

Easy family-friendly hike even after all the rain we had. I went backwards through the trail. lt was a great idea because it was super muddy red clay starting out and ending up back at the start of the trail all the mud was gone!

hiking
15 days ago

My feet hurt!!!!

I took the Uwharrie trail to Yates Place them looped back on Dutchman's creek trail. The trails are well marked throughout. There is a variety of terrain on the trails from pine forest to very rocky trails. There are lots of streams that intersect the trails as well as some camping areas.

One of my favorite hikes. A lot more big trees down across the trail since last time I had done it. Some were difficult for this short 65 yr old out of shape hiker to do in heat, but I was able to do the entire trail.

Mostly a road trail. Took the Dutchman’s creek trail about 3-4 miles in, it connects to super tree at a lot of points, I thought it was a better trail.
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hiking
29 days ago

A few more trees down this year, but manageable. Great day to start early and involve the family. Wife and 9 year old had a great time. Deer, chipmunk, Turkey, and Squirells.

Good trail. At some points challenging navigating the downed trees (almost got lost close to the top), but overall nice. Clearer markings around the massive downed trees would have been nice, but this is a trail I will definitely do again!

Good hike and the dogs loved it! Great views of the lake

hiking
1 month ago

Did a short hike on the southern portion of the trail but going back for an overnight backpacking trip. Trail was marked well. Nice elevation change, not too drastic. Lots of great areas for camping. Went on a Saturday morning and was on the trail for about four hours. Ran in to trail runners every 20-30 min. Not too crowded. Had a great time with my wife, 5-year old and dog.

It was okay. I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t a good view when we got to the top. It was a hard climb for very little reward. You had to go off trail to see a view. Wouldn’t do again. Great workout though.

hiking
2 months ago

Great for a weekend hike and not far from home. This will become a normal for me. Up a mountain and along the lake. Love it!

Sign posted, trail until further notice.

Kind of a boring hike, lots of geckos and snakes. smelled very good!

Incredible! Please be mindful of the first leg up to the summit. Many of the trail markers were missing as the trees holding them had fallen however that part of the trail is marked with orange tape tied around various trees. It will get you back on track

There are quite a few trees down that you’ll have to nav around, or hop over. Otherwise, it’s pretty easy with a gradual incline and nice views on the way up when you can see between the trees. Keep your eyes open - we saw a rattlesnake on the trail and a wild turkey.

hiking
3 months ago

Perfect for training down and up hills especially if you include Mt Morrow Loop

Nice Hike. While I was on my hike I ran into two surveyors by a low bridge middle ways through the hike and the let me know that the trail would be closed the following week. I do not know how long the trail will be closed.Today was 04/17/2018.

hiking
3 months ago

We knew to follow the blue triangles but still got turned around. There is a sign before the incline at the end and after reading it it seemed to me to take what ended up being the turn that takes you up the road to the top. It was too late to turn back. Probably my fault but as a newbie to hiking I feel the signs could have been more clear as to where to go. The viewing area for the best photo is not very big, a small platform. It would have been nice to have more of them or a bigger one. Going down the mountain was tough. I rolled on the small gravel a couple of times as they were very pebbly.

Awesome afternoon hike. Takes about 1.5 hours at a good pace. The trails in good condition and the views are nice. I suggest going counterclockwise if you prefer having a steep short climb toward the top, and then a gradual descent.

on Morrow Mountain Trail

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike through the woods. Has a few small creeks to cross. Trail is easily marked.

Started at the Town of Troy Nature Trail 24/27 trailhead. Followed orange blazes to the dam, was a bit over grown. Made a left and then turned left into the woods and followed the white blazes for the Densons Creek Nature Trail. Then followed the orange and white blazes back to the logging road and back to the orange blaze trail to the car. Nice hike.

I went the weekend after the controlled burn. Lost the trail for a little ways when I ambled around that giant felled oak near the peak, but I moved toward the ridge and picked it back up. It was unbelievably beautiful despite the ash, with amazing views of the valley and the lake. Most of the trail is pretty easy, and the strenuous segment (maybe 2/3rds of the way through the loop) is well worth it. I picked up the trail on the Bridle Trail side (the first right turn once you’ve entered the park). Can’t wait to go back in Spring to see the regrowth.

Easy walk, some nice views along the river

Morrow Mountain has several trails and I his one is moderately easy with only a few climbs. The views are fantastic and the trail is well marked.

hiking
8 months ago

For the most part moderate is correct. The uphill 1.5 mile at the end is rough on 60 year old man

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful trail. Can be a bit slippery with autumn leaves and quite steep at the top. Just FYI, the directions lead you to the top of the mountain to park, and the trail is then down and back up (out and back). Opposite my preference.

Amazing hike and Amazing veiw. probably good idea to use hiking boots, hiking stick, bring snacks and hiking kit.

hiking
8 months ago

This was a decent trail. Wish there were more views from up top but the river walk at the end was really nice. So much burn area there was a horrible stench of burnt wood most of the hike. Would recommend more in the fall/winter for more views.

hiking
9 months ago

First trail, great run/hike. Can not wait for hiking the Appalachian trail this trail has helped me believe I can do anything that I put my mind to it.

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