The Quarry Trail is a 0.6 mile loop featuring stream crossings and a historic quarry site. The trail also features picnic shelters and a barbecue pit that were built from locally quarried rock in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Enjoy the gifts of nature surrounded by the remnants of a once mighty range of peaks. Upon first encounter, the Uwharrie Mountains may seem like a mountainous mirage. These steep, rugged hills unusual topography for the area form a stark contrast with the rolling countryside of the piedmont plateau.
Recreation is plentiful in and around the waters of Lake Tillery and the Yadkin / Pee Dee River. Fishing and boating are popular pastimes. Nature lovers can pick from miles of trails to travel on foot or horseback. And for those who want to stay and take it all in, cabins and camping are available. There's really only one word to describe Morrow Mountain State Park: variety. Use the family car or RV, horseback or canoe, put on a pair of hiking boots or bait your favorite fishing pole a visit to Morrow Mountain lets you choose your kind of adventure.
Adventures for Morrow Mountain State Park
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Morrow Mountain State Park is located in Stanly County, six miles east of Albemarle, and is accessible from NC highways 24/27, 73 and 740.
From I-40 in Greensboro, take US 220 South (I-73/I-74). Turn right on NC 24, traveling west toward Albemarle. About six miles from Albemarle, turn right on Valley Drive and travel approximately three miles. Turn right on Morrow Mountain Road, which leads into the park.
From US 74 in Rockingham, take US 220 North (I-73/I-74). Turn left on NC 24, traveling west toward Albemarle. About six miles from Albemarle, turn right on Valley Drive and travel approximately three miles. Turn right on Morrow Mountain Road, which leads into the park.
From I-85 near High Point, take NC 109 south, merge right on Hwy 49 south travel approximately eight miles and turn left onto Hwy 8 south. Turn left at the stoplight in New London onto NC 740. Turn left on Morrow Mountain Rd, which leads into the park.
From Charlotte, take NC 24 east to NC 740. After about three miles, turn right on Morrow Mountain Road, which leads into the park.
This TRACK Trail was made possible through a partnership formed with North Carolina State Parks, Morrow Mountain State Park, and with funding provided by the BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina Foundation.