Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Morrow Mountain State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
21 days 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!

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
2 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.

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

Easy walk, some nice views along the river

hiking
6 months ago

This was an easy hike on a well marked trail. Some nice views and wonderful in the fall foliage. Great starter

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
6 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
6 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
7 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
7 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.

Moderate trail going down, not so moderate coming back up but still enjoyable

Moderate trail but last climb to top is strenuous. Beautiful views if leaves are sparse. Great day trip from Raleigh area. Pack a picnic lunch or BBQ. Picnic benches and clean bathroom accommodations at the top. Parking available at top of mountain or by the museum and you can access the trails from either location. Noticed they had a shelter/pavilion that is available to reserve.

This is more strenuous than moderate. Nice views if the skies are clear.

If you want to skip the 80ft hill, take a left when you come in and go out the same way. Nice walk beside the river with pretty views.

Not a trail for beginners. Lots of burned wood from controlled fires. Nice change in surroundings as you go up and down in elevation. Moderately trafficked. Nice area at the summit to take a break and some pictures before going back down. Wear the appropriate shoes for roots and rocks.

camping
8 months ago

We a had a great time camping here. Highly recommended...

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Easy trail,quick loop for a warm up or stroll with kids.

hiking
9 months ago

Such a lovely trail!! Easy to moderate climbs. The only issues I had were several large, leafy trees downed in the trail path that took a fair bit of body twisting to get through and/or over. For a fairly hot day(85'F) it was shady, breezy and cool for the most part.

hiking
10 months ago

great hike. easy with a good view.

Short, easy hike. Nice wide trails. Enjoyable.

hiking
10 months ago

Great work out, lots of elevation changes. I do recommend that those with week ankles wear hightop hiking boots. Lots of shade but never found the waterfall, could have been too dry.

Nice hike, the middle part is very boring though. There are quite a few trees down on part of the trail but that added fun for us. There's no real view at the top unless you go when the leaves are down. I recommend doing the loop clockwise, it gets the harder part out of the way at the beginning and then at the end there's a really pleasant walk along the water.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful in the spring.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Lots of small rocks on trail. Some fallen trees along path. The trail along the river was very nice! The controlled burn was apparent .

hiking
Monday, May 22, 2017

Easy, leisurely walk with a portion by the river. Very apparent a prescribed burn has happened, so the trail is not as scenic as it was. Nice, cooler temps on our hike.

hiking
Monday, May 22, 2017

A short loop that is good for kids. Look for frogs and other wildlife in the small pond at the former quarry. I had some trouble staying on the trail not far beyond the quarry (traveling clockwise) due to a recent controlled burn. I added a few tenths of a mile and ended up following the park road part of the way back.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

This is a nice short hike, and good for families with small children. There are several pretty views along the edge of the river. It includes a quick climb to a small ridgetop.

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