Morrow Mountain State Park

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Morrow Mountain State Park is a wooded, hilly area where more than 30 miles of trails wander over and between modest mountains. That means these forested summits give a pretty good shot at solitude. The 4,742-acre park occupies the southern Uwharrie Mountains, a range that mostly lies north of Lake Tillery in the Uwharrie National Forest and on adjacent private land in Stanly, Montgomery, and Randolph Counties. The park has a 106-unit campground for tents and RVs, with restrooms and showers, two picnic areas, a museum, a boat ramp, rental rowboats and canoes, six cabins (spring through fall), a swimming pool, and the Kron House, the restored home of a physician who served the isolated area in the mid-1800s. The park opened in 1939, and many facilities, including the stone poolside bathhouse, were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
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Hiking North Carolina

by Randy Johnson (Falcon Guides)

Morrow Mountain State Park is a wooded, hilly area where more than 30 miles of trails wander over and between modest mountains. That means these forested summits give a pretty good shot at solitude. The 4,742-acre park occupies the southern Uwharrie Mountains, a range that mostly lies north of Lake Tillery in the Uwharrie National Forest and on adjacent private land in Stanly, Montgomery, and Randolph Counties.

The park has a 106-unit campground for tents and RVs, with restrooms and showers, two picnic areas, a museum, a boat ramp, rental rowboats and canoes, six cabins (spring through fall), a swimming pool, and the Kron House, the restored home of a physician who served the isolated area in the mid-1800s. The park opened in 1939, and many facilities, including the stone poolside bathhouse, were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Charlotte
Distance: 0.8-5.2 miles
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Additional Use: Swimming
Local Contacts: Morrow Mountain State Park, 49104 Morrow Mountain Rd., Albemarle 28001; (704) 982-4402; ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/momo/main.php
Local Maps: USGS Badin and Morrow Mountain. Download the trail map from the park’s website
Driving Directions: Directions to Morrow Mountain State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

7/18/2010
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Did the Fall Mountain Trail. 4. 1 miles. Pretty basic, nice and rustic for the most part. Recent high water "closed" part of the trail but in reality the signs seemed to have been left over from the week day. One footbridge was washed out near the end of the trail shortly before returning to the parking lot. Simple detour around was quick.


11/15/2009
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My family and I have been hiking at Morrow Mountain State Park a couple of times now. The Fall Mountain loop had by far the best views, but a little on the long side if you have the little ones with you. Trails are well marked, almost too well for experienced hikers. Many fallen trees are blocking the trails right now, probably as a result of the drought. The best time is in late fall or be prepared to combat the mosquitos.


11/20/2005
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My girlfriend and I took a day trip from our house in the Cosatal Plain, and were quite impressed that the trails had as much relief as they did for a Piedmont area park. Though it doesn't match the ruggedness of the Appalachians, the park is large, and you can easily spend two days here. The Fall Mountain Loop trail has some nice flatland hiking near the river before you loop to the summit. With the exception of Morrow Mt (which has a road - yuck), there are no real views, as you are below the treeline. With fall colors and the river, however, the trip still seems worthwhile. Hattaway Mt. was a short, moderatly-steep hike without any real summit views. Still a worthwhile hike to make the legs burn. Morrow Mt. has a nice picnic area, where you can grab a snack after a day on the trails. Some pleasant views are had from the shelter at the summit. If you are looking for a weekend trip, the park is a short ride from the coast.



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