Morrow Mountain State Park — Sugarloaf and Morrow Mountain Trails Professional Review and Guide
"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."