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Recommended Routes in Morganton - 11

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Favorite Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Difficult 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 View up one of the coves towards the main part of Lake James
Easy/Intermediate 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 Well maintained trails with beautiful fall colors.
Intermediate/Difficult 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 Chestnut Knob Trail
Intermediate/Difficult 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

  • 110 Miles 176 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 12 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 37 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 10 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Morganton - 48

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1.6 mi 2.6 km #1Gravel Road
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Gamewell, NC
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Gamewell, NC
0.5 mi 0.8 km #2Catawba River Extension
Easy Easy
Morganton, NC
Easy Easy
Morganton, NC
2.1 mi 3.4 km #3Shinny Trail
Difficult Difficult
Salem, NC
Difficult Difficult
Salem, NC
4.2 mi 6.8 km #4Fonta Flora State Trail: Fonta Flora County Park Section
Intermediate Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
Intermediate Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
1.6 mi 2.6 km #5South Wimba Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
3.1 mi 5.0 km #6Saddleback Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
4.0 mi 6.4 km #7Catawba River Greenway
Easy Easy
Morganton, NC
Easy Easy
Morganton, NC
3.8 mi 6.2 km #8Upper Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
1.4 mi 2.3 km #9Hidden Cove Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Drexel, NC
Intermediate Intermediate
Drexel, NC
3.7 mi 5.9 km #10Fox Trail
Difficult Difficult
Salem, NC
Difficult Difficult
Salem, NC

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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
View
Mar 14, 2021 near Salem, NC
Tree fall
Mar 14, 2021 near Salem, NC
End view of gazebo trail at clearing just off of the gravel road.
May 7, 2021 near Gamewell, NC
Chestnut Knob Trail
Jun 25, 2021 near Salem, NC
Chestnut Knob Overlook
Jun 25, 2021 near Salem, NC
Upper Falls
Jun 25, 2021 near Salem, NC