Fall Mountain Trail

MODERATE 56 reviews

Fall Mountain Trail is a 3.8 mile loop trail located near Albemarle, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
597 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Albemarle, NC: Travel six miles east of Albemarle on NC 740. Turn right (east) onto Morrow Mountain Road and take it into the park. Travel past the park gate and the park residences and you will come to a fork in the road. Bear left and travel to the boat launch. The trail begins either near the boathouse or on the northeastern end of the boat launch parking lot.

1 day ago

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.

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1 month 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.

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2 months ago

Short, easy hike. Nice wide trails. Enjoyable.

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3 months ago

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.

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3 months ago

Beautiful in the spring.

4 months ago

4 months ago

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

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4 months ago

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.