Morrow Mountain Loop Trail

EASY 37 reviews

Morrow Mountain Loop Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Albemarle, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
131 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

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.

hiking
2 months ago

We had plans to do Sugarloaf but due to the weather we decided to just do the loop and have a small picnic. The views were breathtaking and my son had a blast hiking the loop.

hiking
3 months ago

This is an easy trail but you have to watch your footing. Views of the valley are unmatched in the fall.

birding
4 months ago

Nice views from this trail that loops the top of Morrow Mountain summit parking area. Good facilities for family picnics. I lowered the score to 2 stars bc the trail is loose gravel and narrow in some areas so the possibility of slipping off on the steep sides is a worry. Saw a lot of Eastern Bluebird and Dark-eyed Junco.

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty views but not much there, about a 15 mins hike

walking
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Very easy. We walked this one last year...I just knew we would come up on a snake...but didn't

hiking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

We love Morrow Mountain and all it's trails! You get great views from the loop trail. It's an easy trail that doesn't take long to complete.

hiking
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The loop trail was great preparation for some of the more strenuous hikes at Morrow Mountain. Great views on a hike me and my grandchildren could enjoy together.

hiking
Thursday, January 05, 2017

While in the area last summer, we made a quick trip into the park so the family could do the short and easy loop around the summit. It was fun, and the few views we had were pretty. I am looking forward to getting back to the park in the next couple months to hike the mountain trails while the leaves are off the trees.

walking
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Very easy, quick trail with nice views.

hiking
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Drive up to the top and do this trail. It will give you the best experience, unless you're super into hiking and want to climb to the top.

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

Loved the hike, and the views were great! Will be back!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Nice views at the top.

hiking
Friday, June 26, 2015

Easy loop trail. The park rates as moderate. There are some steep drop-off and the trail isn't very wide. Parts of the trail are on scree, but it's flat. Great views.

scenic driving
Monday, June 08, 2015

Nice view and a pleasant place to picnic at the parking lot. Well kept trails.

hiking
Friday, March 13, 2015

Easy short loop trail around the top of Morrow Mountain. Good photo spot with Lake Tillery in the background. Part of the ancient Uwharrie Mountain range that has eroded to rolling hills.

hiking
Monday, December 22, 2014

On an overcast first day of winter, we decided to take a short stopover between Charlotte and Cary. We've always passed by and never stopped but we had some time and decided to check it out. We drove to the top of Morrow Mountain - this is a great place with lots of activities. The trail was under repair, they've added some erosion control matting at the start of the trail near the circle at the end of the parking area, and have added some rhyolite/rocky gravel along the steep eroded areas. The trail was very easy and relatively flat with some ups and downs, including a steep area just below crossing the road to circle the picnic and shelter areas, and had to navigate a couple of downed trees. The shelter has a great view of Lake Tillery and even has a fireplace. We definitely want to return and check out some of the other trails. Great place to visit, check it out!

hiking
Sunday, March 16, 2014

Fairly easy trail around the top of the lookout point. Several downed trees in path, lots of shale. Good views.

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