Morrow Mountain State Park

Map of TRACK Trail at Morrow Mountain State Park

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.

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Collectible sticker for Morrow Mountain State Park

Location Details

Recreational Features: Camping, Picnic Tables, Fishing, Interpretive Programs, Birding
Amenities: Restrooms, Nature Center, Visitor Center, Lodging Cabins
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Picnic shelter
Small waterfall flowing under a wooden bridge
Historic quarry
Anole lizard
Large rock jutting out into the lake
Mountain view at overlook
Wooden bridge across small stream
Deer grazing on grass

Adventures for Morrow Mountain State Park

Animal Athletes brochure
Hiking

Morrow Mountain: Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to lizard pushups, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Bug Out brochure
Hiking

Morrow Mountain: Bug Out

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
The "Bug Out" brochure is an investigation into the creepy crawlies of the forest. This adventure will help kids learn how to tell the difference between insects, spiders and other arthropods... as well as identify some of the more common bugs along the trail.
Nature's Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Morrow Mountain: Hide n Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
The Need for Trees brochure
Hiking

Morrow Mountain: Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, kids will discover six of the more common trees found along the trail. During their adventure, kids will learn about the need that people and other animals have for trees and about the roles trees play in the forest.

Directions

49104 Morrow Mountain Road
Albemarle, NC 28001
Latitude: 35.371695000000
Longitude: -80.096684000000

For official maps and directions click here

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.

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

This Morrow Mountain Mountain State Park TRACK Trail was made possible through a partnership formed with North Carolina State Parks.