Morrow Mountain State Park — Sugarloaf and Morrow Mountain Trails

Sugarloaf Shores, North Carolina

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Here, you encounter Piedmont perfect among a relatively mature hardwood forest with little understory. There are good sightlines, though the rich canopy prohibits any vistas. You will, however, get a sense of just how high in elevation you are; look through the trees to the east and you’ll see nothing but blue. The descent from Sugarloaf Mountain is through a tight mountain laurel thicket that shortly gives way to an exposed slope where you again encounter a mature hardwood forest, little understory, and good sightlines. Morrow Mountain Trail has a pleasant enough approach, but come the base of this long-retired--roughly 400 million years--volcano, the trail plows straight uphill, gaining more than 500 vertical feet in just over half-mile. If you love a good aerobic challenge, this stretch can't be beat.
100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

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100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

by Joe Miller (The Mountaineers Books)

Here, you encounter Piedmont perfect among a relatively mature hardwood forest with little understory. There are good sightlines, though the rich canopy prohibits any vistas. You will, however, get a sense of just how high in elevation you are; look through the trees to the east and you’ll see nothing but blue. The descent from Sugarloaf Mountain is through a tight mountain laurel thicket that shortly gives way to an exposed slope where you again encounter a mature hardwood forest, little understory, and good sightlines.

Morrow Mountain Trail has a pleasant enough approach, but come the base of this long-retired--roughly 400 million years--volcano, the trail plows straight uphill, gaining more than 500 vertical feet in just over half-mile. If you love a good aerobic challenge, this stretch can't be beat.

©  Joe Miller/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sugarloaf Shores
Distance: 5.4
Elevation Gain: 1,065 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Season: Best in Fall
Driving Directions: Directions to Morrow Mountain State Park — Sugarloaf and Morrow Mountain Trails

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