Rocks Trail

Date of Adventure:  03/11/2015
Type of Adventure: Hiking
Total Distance Hiked: 1.4 miles (2.8 miles round trip)
Those in Attendance:  Brittiany Byrd
Location: Morrow Mountain State Park, Albermarle, NC

As I have mentioned before, Morrow Mountain State Park offers so many things to do. The Rocks Trail is a great trail to check out, especially if you are camping at the Park and want to go down for some recreation at some small cliffs on Lake Tillery.

The shortest route to the Rocks Trail is from the campground.

From the campground road leading to the “B” loop, the Rock Trail bares to the left down an old road bed. The trail is marked in a blue squared hiking marker.

Follow the blue squares pictures above down the Rocks Trail.

Follow the blue squares pictures above down the Rocks Trail.

The trail will temporarily join up with the Long Loop of one of the horse trails (so watch your step) before breaking off to the right to continue to the lake.

Rocks Trail Park Map

 

The trail will gently continue rolling up and down small hills for about 0.8 of a mile. The lake will come into view on your right. Some park signs will warn you that there are some dangerous cliffs ahead and the trail markers will stop. However, you will see where a small footpath continues through the underbrush to the “rocks” that give this trail it’s name.

Standing on top of the Rocks on the banks of Lake Tillery.

Standing on top of the Rocks on the banks of Lake Tillery.

Be careful exploring the rocks and watch your footing as there isn’t much room around the top. A slip here will put you in the water about 20′ down, not before bouncing off some of the rocks below.

In the summer, be sure to watch for snakes. If you decide to swim around the rocks, and do not dive from them. Sometimes logs wash up near the rocks and can create a dangerous underwater hazard.

Rock Trail GPX (for most GPS units)
Rock Trail KML (for Google Earth)

Garmin Adventure

For more articles on trails in this park, visit the Morrow Mountain State Park page at exploreNCoutdoors.com

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