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#16 of 42 state parks in North Carolina

Best trails in Morrow Mountain State Park

1,149 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Morrow Mountain State Park, North Carolina? AllTrails has 14 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 9 moderate trails in Morrow Mountain State Park ranging from 2.1 to 6.7 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!
Description

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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Map of trails in Morrow Mountain State Park
Park information
Acreage:
4,742 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Contact
(704) 982-4402
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Top trails (14)
#1 - Morrow Mountain Trail
Morrow Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
You are likely to see deer, turtles, birds, and other small wildlife on your hike up to the overlook. Once there, the view of the Pee Dee river and Lake Tillery are amazing. It is an easy hike each way, with the exception of the last part leading to the overlook, which can be slippery.Show more
#2 - Fall Mountain Trail
Morrow Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
#3 - Sugarloaf Mountain Trail
Morrow Mountain State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
#4 - Morrow Mountain Trail
Morrow Mountain State Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
#5 - Sugarloaf and Morrow Mountain
Morrow Mountain State Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
#6 - Morrow Mountain Loop Trail
Morrow Mountain State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 22 m
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.Show more
#7 - Hattaway Mountain Trail
Morrow Mountain State Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
This is a steep ascent and is considered one of the more challenging trails in the Morrow Mountain State Park. Show more
#8 - Big Rocks Trail
Morrow Mountain State Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
#9 - Three River Trail
Morrow Mountain State Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 21 m
The trail is named for the point where the Yadkin River becomes the Pee Dee River and intersects with the Uwharrie River. It is great for a short and easy family hike. The trail traverses a floodplain and a small ridgetop. Wildflowers such as spring beauties, wing stem and trumpet creeper bloom at different times of the year. River birch and sycamore trees can be found in the low ares, with many chestnut oak and American beech on the ridgetop.Show more
#10 - Morrow Mountain Quarry Trail
Morrow Mountain State Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 17 m
Note: this trail is marked easy but if the bridges aren't accessible then you will find a couple of hairy crossings that aren't easy for small kids, older, or out of shape hikers. This trail goes by the Civilian Conservation Corps' quarry which supplied many of the rocks used in the construction of the park. There is now a small pond located in the quarry. It is a good spot to look for wildlife. Show more
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