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Fall Mountain Trail

 4.1 (10)

Length


4.2 Miles 6.8 Kilometers


545' 166 m

Ascent

-546' -166 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

730' 223 m

High

280' 85 m

Low

Shared By Nathan Sprinkle

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A lovely 4 mile loop trail through the woods with lake views and a historical site.

Nathan Sprinkle

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake

Family Friendly This trail is perfect for the whole family; easy shady hiking with a nearby, family-friendly pool and, indeed, ice cream.

Overview

This enjoyable loop trail is perfect for visitors who want a wilderness feel in a smaller park without the crowds of the larger Uwharrie National Forest. Short enough for the whole family, this route provides the perfect escape!

Description

Morrow Mountain State Park is often overlooked for its bigger cousin next door, Uwharrie National Forest. But this accessible park, with a lake, family-friendly trails and lots of shade is a great place to visit. For more information, visit the park's website.

The Fall Mountain Trail is 4.1 miles and begins at the lake access area where you can park and picnic. There is a well-maintained boathouse where they sell boats and rent ice cream, or maybe it's the other way around. There is no swimming allowed here, as the bottom drops away steeply. There is a nice pool in the park, though, which is great for a cool dip after your hike. ($5 per person).

Anyway, the trail starts with a level route along the lake. You'll be following orange triangle blazes the whole way. After crossing a small bridge, the trail turns away from the lake and begins to climb through the forest. It is shaded the whole way (perfect for summer), and you'll get just a few peeks through the trees of the mountains across the valley.

You'll reach a rocky area and a switchback to the left, then climb the ridge to the -for lack of a better word- summit. This spot doesn't provide a commanding view so much as a nice place to stop for a snack.

The trail widens and descends the other side of the hill. A sign will tell you to go left at a fork and it's all downhill from here. Keep looking to your right and you'll see the old Kron family cemetery in the woods. A small side trail will lead you there and beyond, to the restored Kron House, a place with a few interesting stories to tell.

Back on the trail, though, it's easy hiking, with one creek crossing, back to the ice cream - I mean parking lot.

To download a map that will show you all the features of the state park and is also available at the very informative visitor center, click here.

Flora & Fauna

We saw a mama deer and her baby, plenty of lizards and lots of fallen trees.

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Sep 2, 2018
ZooMan Adventures
Awesome hiking trail.
Apr 1, 2018
Dalana Parker
Mar 30, 2018
James Guilshan
Nov 19, 2017
Bill Carroll
Nice walk up to the summit, easy back down. Really nice loop but keep your eyes on the trail markers. 4.2mi
Jul 28, 2017
Ryan Cochran
Jun 28, 2017
KM Clewell
Great trail. Starts near Yadkin R. Then around and & up mountain portion. Can see Fall Mtn across the way through the trees. Will return in the fall. 4mi
Feb 21, 2017
Bruce Bush
Nice, moderate hike. As advertised. View was OK when the trees had no leaves. 4.2mi
Oct 4, 2016
Tim Womble

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