Morrow Mountain Trail is a 5.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Albemarle, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length5.3 miElevation gain908 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingHorseback ridingMountain bikingNature tripsForestLakeRiverViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Users are likely to see deer, turtles, birds, and other small wildlife on the 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.

Try to park near one of the Family Camping areas, near the Rocks trail head (see attached map). If you park at swimming pool (easy to find) take Campground trail (white triangles) to road, turn rt, and then look for the blue square blazes on left side of road.

Morrow Mountain State Park 49104 Morrow Mountain Road Albemarle, NC 28001 (704) 982-4402 morrow.mountain@ncparks.gov www.ncparks.gov North Carolina Div. Of Travel and Tourism, 301 N. Wilmington Street , Raleigh, NC, 27601, Phone: 919-733-4171

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. The road will fork and you will want to bear right. Follow the park road to the parking and picnic area at the base of Morrow Mountain. You may begin the trail there. Also, you may access this trail from Sugarloaf Mountain Trail which begins by the museum.

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Reyna R. Tapia
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you build up a sweat going up but the way down is all downhill. The only views are pretty much at the top

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jessica gregware
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the trail was clear and well marked, maps along the way were super helpful. our 6 year old did good and we had out 1 ½ year old in her carrier. The final push up the Morrow Mountain Trail is not for the faint of heart, the views were great tho

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Marshall Wilson
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Well maintained, out and back, not crowded. No masks!

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Christin Brown
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There is a lot of ups and downs on the trail the top part gets kind of strenuous!

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Dorr Depew
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The trail is well marked and the surface is usually good, except for a few boggy spots. The last quarter mile or so is extremely steep and should be so noted in the description.

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Cecil Talbot
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Super, good moderate level. Foliage is showing off, on a few hikers.

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Deborah Talbot
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Trail Muddy from all the rain. I’d rate it strenuous given the last half mile steep incline to the top of Morrow. A great workout

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Ben Markoch
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A solid moderate hike. Trail is well- marked and goes through beautiful forest with interesting rock features. Most of the incline is right at the end, but the view from is the top great! The park is also very well taken care of.

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Kelly L
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Loved this trail. Definitely moderate with a steep incline at the end. Beautiful forest.

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gilbert Lawrence
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John Goodpasture
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Moderate trail... with a step portion. Good trial...

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Abby Brossette
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First 3/4 is extremely easy, the moderate comes at the very end. Will definitely get your heart rate up, but the views are great. Paved with picnic tables at the top

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Keith Textor
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Tough trails. Confusing split at the top. Take the split towards the office.

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Oscar Torres
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El principio del camino fácil, lo difícil está al final en la cima de la montaña. Muy linda vista al final de la montaña.......

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Michael Nance
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Fantastic hike! If you are looking to pace a time faster than 20 min a mile beware on the hike back up to Morrow Mountain lookout. It can be pretty tough!

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Beth Elliott
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Did ( from the summit- summit vista) descent on Morrow Mtn trail, picked up the short loop. The short loop did not offer much interest other than solitude- did not see anyone until it intersected again with the Morrow Mountain trail. From the Short loop took the Morrow Mountain Trail- ascending to the summit which is < mile but a challenging ascent. I agree some switchbacks would be helpful!

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Ben Dalton
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Maria Lowe
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The last stretch was definitely steep and a bit slippery due to more rocks on the trail. Most of the trail was easy to navigate but some areas with extra water, or steep slopes were a bit tricky with the younger kids and my dogs who were not happy about being on a leash.

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Russell Bennett
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C Queen
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Great trail, although a few switchbacks towards the summit would have been helpful. A little muddy in spots. Beautiful views at the top.

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Jeff Thornburg
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Melanie Bowen
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Muddy in a few places but otherwise great!

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Mike Tiburtini
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Simon Petatan
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Justin Baxley
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Muddy in some spots. Easy down but very challenging back up.

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Ashleigh Colon
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Came from South Carolina, nice to have an actual mountain to hike up. Opposed to short flat walks through the woods.

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Paul Warner
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Beautiful clean trails with some very steep sections near the end.

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Daniel Mireles
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Mike Tiburtini
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