Morrow Mountain Trail

MODERATE 96 reviews

Morrow Mountain Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked 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
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
688 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
2 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
2 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.

2 months ago

Amazing hike and Amazing veiw. probably good idea to use hiking boots, hiking stick, bring snacks and hiking kit.

hiking
3 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.

hiking
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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

camping
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

great hike. easy with a good view.

hiking
6 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.

9 months ago

Great trail for hiking. Very steep so be cautious. Lots of sights and sounds of nature. Bring bug spray.

hiking
11 months ago

Kind of boring, just an easy hike. View was okay at the top.

hiking
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Awesome hike and view at the top!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Great hike. Took the 10 yr old and the dog. Go early when there are less folks

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Nice trail, the last .25 miles is quite strenuous!

hiking
Sunday, December 25, 2016

It was a good 5.5 mile hike from the visitor center and pack. The steep portion provides a good challenge making the view from the top even more rewarding. We packed lunches and ate at the picnic area on top of the mountain. Very quiet and peaceful.

hiking
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The moderate trail was well marked and easy to follow. There isn't a lot to see until you get to the top. The last section is steep but nothing too difficult. I gave it three stars due to people being able to drive to the top. Overall, a good fall hike.

hiking
Monday, November 07, 2016

Great view at the top and you can drive to it if you want. The trail connects with the Sugarloaf trail and has a very steep section near the end. Most of the trail is up and down and best hiked in the late fall, winter or early spring when the leaves are off the trees and you can see great views through the forest. Views are much better near the top. Recommend you take hiking poles to help not only on the way up but also to slow you down on the way back. Pretty good workout and some good views. The trail is blazed blue (note the easy Morrow Mountain Loop trail is the easy trail at the top of the mountain blazed red).

hiking
Saturday, November 05, 2016

definitely moderate but a good workout. trail is easy to follow with the red triangles. it was nice to eat by the lake afterwards

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