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Recommended Routes in Morganton - 4

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Favorite View up one of the coves towards the main part of Lake James
Easy/Intermediate

Fonta Flora Trail Loop

6.9 mi 11.0 km 427' Up 130.07 m Up 426' Down 129.87 m Down

Glen Al…, NC
Favorite Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Difficult

High Shoals Falls Loop Trail

2.3 mi 3.7 km 524' Up 159.67 m Up 516' Down 157.42 m Down

Salem, NC
Favorite Well maintained trails with beautiful fall colors.
Intermediate/Difficult

South Mountains Eastern Loop

7.2 mi 11.6 km 1,445' Up 440.58 m Up 1,483' Down 451.92 m Down

Drexel, NC
Favorite Sun Rays Jacob Fork South Mountains SP
Intermediate/Difficult

Chestnut Knob

4.7 mi 7.6 km 866' Up 264.09 m Up 866' Down 264.06 m Down

Salem, NC

Morganton Hiking

  • 259 Miles 416 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 8 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 37 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Morganton - 38

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4.2 mi 6.8 km #1Fonta Flora State Trail: Fonta Flora County Park Section
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
2.1 mi 3.4 km #2Shinny Trail
Difficult
Salem, NC
Difficult
Salem, NC
3.1 mi 5.0 km #3Saddleback Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
4.0 mi 6.4 km #4Catawba River Greenway
Easy
Morganton, NC
Easy
Morganton, NC
3.8 mi 6.2 km #5Upper Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
1.4 mi 2.3 km #6Hidden Cove Trail
Intermediate
Drexel, NC
Intermediate
Drexel, NC
3.7 mi 5.9 km #7Fox Trail
Difficult
Salem, NC
Difficult
Salem, NC
2.9 mi 4.7 km #8Mill's Creek Trail
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
2.1 mi 3.4 km #9Overmountain Victory Trail: Lake James Segment
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #10Paddy's Creek Trail
Easy
Glen Alpine, NC
Easy
Glen Alpine, NC

Photos of Morganton - 56

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Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Jul 30, 2018 near Salem, NC
Well maintained trails with beautiful fall colors.
Nov 22, 2020 near Drexel, NC
Huge tree
Mar 12, 2020 near Salem, NC
Overlook!!l
Oct 29, 2019 near Salem, NC
Bridge Jacob branch trail
Oct 29, 2019 near Salem, NC
Fox trail south mountains state park.
Oct 29, 2019 near Salem, NC
Panoramic View on the Upper Falls Trail.
Apr 30, 2019 near Salem, NC
When the trail goes through the water... so do you! This was a gorgeous cut through a shallow creek.
Apr 30, 2019 near Salem, NC