Sugarloaf and Morrow Mountain Trail
Albermale, NC | Morrow Mountains State Park
Trail Date: May 23, 2019
High - Moderate
Things to Know
So boom. This trail is actually two trails combined and is rated as easy with the AllTrails app if you actually search it. BUT these trails are not easy!
Morrow Mountain Trailfirst.
NOw this is why I rated this trail High-moderate.
Morrow Mountain. Since the incline was a bit much, we (the dogs and I) took a water and snack break before we headed back down the trail back towards the original trail fork. Side Note:This is also where I realized that two bottles of water for two dogs were not enough water for them. As we continued on what was now
Sugarloaf Mountain Trail,it was shaded for the most part until again all of a sudden you're hit with inclines. Now if I had to pick which slope was worse. It would be this one. This one was utter trash. Even the dogs agree because once we got to the top of the mountain, they would take it upon themselves to make their own breaks.
Side Note: The trail isn't big enough for more than one person to walk side by side. So don't expect your dogs to walk next to you.
Another Side Note: The trails ARE marked however they have a very off-road vibe to them as some parts were just sand and you had to dig your toes into the dirt to establish any type of grip as you climbed up the hill.
Man! This trail undoubtedly wore the dogs and me out and also produced my first blister. Honestly, though I enjoyed the trail. The inclines were something different, and even the actual forest-y feel of the trail helped. I liked the fact that trails didn't intrude on nature and allowed for streams to run their course through the earth.