Looking for a great trail in Morrow Mountain State Park, North Carolina? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Morrow Mountain State Park ranging from 2.1 to 5.2 miles and from 282 to 902 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Enjoy the gifts of nature surrounded by the remnants of a once mighty range of peaks. Upon first encounter, the Uwharrie Mountains may seem like a mountainous mirage. These steep, rugged hillsunusual topography for the areaform a stark contrast with the rolling countryside of the piedmont plateau. Recreation is plentiful in and around the waters of Lake Tillery and the Yadkin / Pee Dee River. Fishing and boating are popular pastimes. Nature lovers can pick from miles of trails to travel on foot or horseback. And for those who want to stay and take it all in, cabins and camping are available. There's really only one word to describe Morrow Mountain State Park: variety. Use the family car or RV, horseback or canoe, put on a pair of hiking boots or bait your favorite fishing polea visit to Morrow Mountain lets you choose your kind of adventure.

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blowdown
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muddy
rocky
7 days ago

A moderate trail for my experience. Winter season would have better views as leaves will be off the trees.

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blowdown
9 days ago

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rocky
12 days ago

If you drive in to this park you may accidentally drive right past this trail! You can actually drive to the top of the mountain and hike down this trail and back up but in order to hike the trail up the mountain you need to park in the Sugarloaf Trail/Bridle Trail lot (on your right soon after you enter the park). Then take the Sugarloaf Trail to Morrow Mountain Trail to the top. This route from the parking lot to the top and back was 4 miles. The park map is a bit misleading on trail lengths. The trails themselves were quite rocky and the Morrow Mountain Trail was very steep the last 1/4 of the way. There were quite a lot of motorcyclists at the top so that disturbed the peace a little, but the view is nice! I would call this route strenuous, not moderate.

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rocky
28 days ago

This wasn’t an easy path and is really a combination of several others. I’m newer to hiking and appreciated how well the trails were marked and the signage. There are also nice facilities at the start and the top of Morrow Mountain.

I did this trail counter clockwise (right at the fork) because I prefer steep uphills vs down. If you're looking for a workout, this trail certainly fits the bill. If you're looking for a good trail with a nice payoff, keep looking (I still haven't found one in this area). Unfortunately this trail, as of July 2019, is not well maintained. The steepest section is about 1/4 mile straight up open hillside on loose rock due to erosion. I say straight up because there are no switchbacks and I say open hillside because there are few trees to stop and steady yourself on. Just not a nice hike when you feel like if you stop, you'll fall backward down the hill. Know the kind? Yeah, it's one of those. If you do this hike despite the crappy steep part, remember to stop and look around. There is no clear "top" to this mountain with view, so you'll need to make the best of it and enjoy some partial glimpses when you can get them.

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bugs
rocky
1 month ago

Went trail running. Nice sunrise. Very buggy. An incredibly slick trail with flinty stones though. Ended up spraining my ankle sliding around.

the trail was beautiful but we were over Zeolous we hiked to 1.4 miles in everything was really gorgeous. I would recommend earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon towards the evening

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail, I went counter clockwise and the climb was much easier than it would’ve been the other direction. Ran into a bunch of deer, couple of stream crossings, great views from the top of fall mountain. Will do again!

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2 months ago

Great challenge trail for a beginner hiker. So glad I had just purchased hiking boots. We started by the boat rentals and had some pleasant lake views at the beginning of the trail. As the trail goes along it has lots of roots, rocks and trees in the fairly clear path. At the top of the trail there is a nice place to take a break or even a picnic. We were there in summer and had a limited view of the lake. Fall and winter I'm sure have a better scenic view at the top of the trail. For new hikers, like us, be sure to take plenty of water and stop for breaks along the way. Enjoy the hike.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is rated moderate on this site, but according to the trail maps from Morrow Mountain State Park it is listed as strenuous. I would agree with the strenuous rating. Overall a great hike. I agree that taking the loop counter clockwise is the best choice.

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2 months ago

Okay hike, great view, actually very interesting terra as you will encounter a lot of rhyolite on the top third of the mountain.

This is a very easy, short, and fun little loop to get some killer views. All ages and fitness level can probably do this little path.

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blowdown
2 months ago

Trail was awesome to hike from hiking next to the lake for a bit, hiking next to a stream, to making your way around blowdown trees. Good day hike with just enough challenge. There is one place where you cross the stream but we crossed during a dry spell so it posed no challenge but during a wet spell you may be getting your feet wet. Really recommend this trail. Its a beautiful park.

Overall, I enjoyed this trail. Many trees were down. Some looked purposeful, some looked like a fire had come through. Part of the trail was hard to follow, so you really have to keep an eye out for the tags on the trees. Other than that, it was challenging for the first part with a relaxing and gradual finish.

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no shade
off trail
over grown
2 months ago

I don't know who said this was easy. This was hard AF. The inclines will get you and your dogs. Bring plenty of water

We took our Girls on 3 trails today! They loved this one!

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3 months ago

Great weather and great friends make any outing a success. Trail was in great condition.

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bugs
3 months ago

great trail! a good walk/hike. beautiful views if you're adventurous enough to climb all the way down to the rocks by the water!

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rocky
4 months ago

It was rocky and there has been a lot of rain but the trail was in pretty good shape. A lot of storm damage is obvious due to trees down but it is passable. I enjoyed the climb. The state parks lists this trail as strenuous. I never saw any other hikers. I went left at the fork.

Easy to moderate trail. Nice and scenic by the water, parts were in the forest as well. Would probably be worth a trip back in the spring or fall.

Short & sweet 3.6 miles according to the tracking on this app. If you want more of a workout, when the trail splits to do the loop, continue going staring, there’s more up hill that direction.

Beautiful views! Easy trail. Was perfect to get some much needed fresh air.

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