Morrow Mountain State Park Fall Mountain Trail

Charlotte, North Carolina

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The trail starts in the northeast section of the park, departing from the parking lot for the boat launch on the Yadkin River. This exceptionally beautiful and equally challenging hike is not to be missed. If you choose to do only a handful of trails in this book, I would highly recommend hiking this trail. After leaving the parking lot, the trail begins to ascend quickly and steeply. The trail climbs to the top of Fall Mountain, where, were it not for the very beautiful forest surrounding the trail, you would possibly be disappointed that the views were not better. You get to steal a few far-reaching views through the trees, and more in the wintertime, before the trail descends steeply back down to the wide Yadkin River. The trail follows along the river shore for more than 0.5 mile. This section is very beautiful and enjoyable, not to mention comfortably level. Even if you don’t want to climb Fall Mountain, do this trail in reverse and just hike the level portion along the river. You’ll be glad you did. The challenging hills and climb to Fall Mountain make this trail an exceptional choice for fitness training, preparing for longer backpacking trips, and trying out new hiking gear before you take it on long expeditions.

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"The trail starts in the northeast section of the park, departing from the parking lot for the boat launch on the Yadkin River. This exceptionally beautiful and equally challenging hike is not to be missed. If you choose to do only a handful of trails in this book, I would highly recommend hiking this trail. After leaving the parking lot, the trail begins to ascend quickly and steeply. The trail climbs to the top of Fall Mountain, where, were it not for the very beautiful forest surrounding the trail, you would possibly be disappointed that the views were not better. You get to steal a few far-reaching views through the trees, and more in the wintertime, before the trail descends steeply back down to the wide Yadkin River. The trail follows along the river shore for more than 0.5 mile. This section is very beautiful and enjoyable, not to mention comfortably level. Even if you don’t want to climb Fall Mountain, do this trail in reverse and just hike the level portion along the river. You’ll be glad you did. The challenging hills and climb to Fall Mountain make this trail an exceptional choice for fitness training, preparing for longer backpacking trips, and trying out new hiking gear before you take it on long expeditions."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Charlotte
Distance: 4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 3.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Morrow Mountain State Park

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Jun 2018