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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 Chestnut Knob Trail
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

  • 268 Miles 431 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 14 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 35 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Morganton - 42

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

Photos of Morganton - 64

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Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Jul 30, 2018 near Salem, NC
Upper Falls
Jun 25, 2021 near Salem, NC
Chestnut Knob Overlook
Jun 25, 2021 near Salem, NC
Chestnut Knob Trail
Jun 25, 2021 near Salem, NC
End view of gazebo trail at clearing just off of the gravel road.
May 7, 2021 near Gamewell, NC
Tree fall
Mar 14, 2021 near Salem, NC
View
Mar 14, 2021 near Salem, NC
Well maintained trails with beautiful fall colors.
Nov 22, 2020 near Drexel, NC