Morrow Mountain State Park
Lovely spot in NC! Better then I expected. Very nice views, great trails and just a wonderful time. We will return to rent a boat and possibly camp! Bring plenty of water and rest often. The location is pretty remote. Everyone we met there were super friendly. We highly recommend checking out this hidden Gem while in North Carolina!
A wonderful balanced camp ground...the primitive areas are lightly maintained but still native ...the restrooms are well taken care of....water pressure at the camp sites is ample.... Trails are well marked but natural... Spacing is reasonable in the group campsites... Overall this is a very desirable site for families and solo campers.... I definitely recommend... My group is planning several more trips already...
My son and I hiked the 2.5 mile trail to the top of Mt Morrow last week. The first two miles were exhilarating, up and down over ravines. The last half-mile was a great challenge: very steep, but walkable with my walking stick. I had to stop every 20 steps or so to catch my breath, and I wasnt sure I could make it; that is until I spotted a couple hikers a couple hundred yards below me. I didnt want to be passed, and made it to the top. The view was beautiful, and there was a park ranger (Maggie) who offered us a ride back to the starting point. She was a lifesaver! We never would have made it back before dark. Thank you, Maggie!
Morrow Mountain has a great history and is a wonderful place to hike. It offered a variety of trails from easily to difficult. I enjoy that they still have WPA built structures on hand as my grandfather built many for the the national and state parks in those days. Highly recommended.
We had a great day at Morrow Mountain! The facilities at the top were very clean. It was not as busy when we got there a little after 12. The views were amazing! We took the blue trailer trail down the mountain and it was nice because it was downhill, but also had some nice uphill hikes. We found awesome rocks and 'treasures' along the hike. Everyone we met on the trail practiced social distancing. It took us longer than most people, I'm sure, because we stopped for fun pictures and to explore a little bit. We let people pass, as needed. We parked another vehicle at the museum at the bottom of the mountain so that when we got to the bottom, we could just drive back up. It was an all-around great day!! Even my 9-year-old enjoyed it.