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Recommended Routes in Morganton - 11

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Favorite Overlook on Fonta Flora Trail looking out over Lake James to Bald Knob and the Black Mountain Crest
Easy/Intermediate

Fonta Flora Trail Loop

6.9 mi 11.0 km 427' Up 130.07 m Up 426' Down 129.87 m Down

Glen Al…, NC
Favorite Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Difficult

High Shoals Falls Loop Trail

2.3 mi 3.7 km 524' Up 159.67 m Up 516' Down 157.42 m Down

Salem, NC
Favorite Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Intermediate/Difficult

South Mountains Half Marathon

12.4 mi 20.0 km 2,269' Up 691.74 m Up 2,254' Down 687.11 m Down

Salem, NC
Favorite Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Difficult

South Mountains 50k

31.3 mi 50.4 km 5,978' Up 1822.22 m Up 5,958' Down 1816.01 m Down

Salem, NC
Favorite Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Difficult

South Mountains Marathon (aka Shinny Shiver Marathon)

25.8 mi 41.6 km 5,100' Up 1554.53 m Up 5,097' Down 1553.63 m Down

Salem, NC
Favorite Overlook on Fonta Flora Trail looking out over Lake James to Bald Knob and the Black Mountain Crest
Intermediate

Fonta Flora 50k

32.6 mi 52.4 km 1,490' Up 454.2 m Up 1,492' Down 454.65 m Down

Glen Al…, NC
Favorite Lake views offer a scenic backdrop to the Paddy's Creek Trail.
Intermediate

Fonta Flora Half Marathon

12.6 mi 20.3 km 665' Up 202.77 m Up 667' Down 203.2 m Down

Glen Al…, NC
Favorite Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Difficult

High Shoals Half Marathon

12.6 mi 20.3 km 2,149' Up 655 m Up 2,158' Down 657.67 m Down

Salem, NC
Favorite Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Difficult

South Mountain State Park Half Marathon

12.7 mi 20.4 km 2,206' Up 672.43 m Up 2,209' Down 673.45 m Down

Salem, NC
Favorite Well maintained trails with beautiful fall colors.
Intermediate/Difficult

South Mountains Eastern Loop

7.2 mi 11.6 km 1,445' Up 440.58 m Up 1,483' Down 451.92 m Down

Drexel, NC
Favorite Chestnut Knob Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Chestnut Knob

4.7 mi 7.6 km 866' Up 264.09 m Up 866' Down 264.06 m Down

Salem, NC

Morganton Running

  • 268 Miles 431 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 14 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 35 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Morganton - 42

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1.6 mi 2.6 km #1Gravel Road
Easy/Intermediate
Gamewell, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Gamewell, NC
0.5 mi 0.8 km #2Catawba River Extension
Easy
Morganton, NC
Easy
Morganton, NC
2.1 mi 3.4 km #3Shinny Trail
Difficult
Salem, NC
Difficult
Salem, NC
4.2 mi 6.8 km #4Fonta Flora State Trail: Fonta Flora County Park Section
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
3.1 mi 5.0 km #5Saddleback Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
4.0 mi 6.4 km #6Catawba River Greenway
Easy
Morganton, NC
Easy
Morganton, NC
3.8 mi 6.2 km #7Upper Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
1.4 mi 2.3 km #8Hidden Cove Trail
Intermediate
Drexel, NC
Intermediate
Drexel, NC
3.7 mi 5.9 km #9Fox Trail
Difficult
Salem, NC
Difficult
Salem, NC
2.6 mi 4.2 km #10Fonta Flora/MST Connector Trail
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC

Photos of Morganton - 64

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Overlook on Fonta Flora Trail looking out over Lake James to Bald Knob and the Black Mountain Crest
Sep 27, 2017 near Glen Al…, NC
Lake views offer a scenic backdrop to the Paddy's Creek Trail.
Dec 18, 2016 near Glen Al…, NC
Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Jul 30, 2018 near Salem, NC
Upper Falls
Jun 25, 2021 near Salem, NC
Chestnut Knob Overlook
Jun 25, 2021 near Salem, NC
Chestnut Knob Trail
Jun 25, 2021 near Salem, NC
End view of gazebo trail at clearing just off of the gravel road.
May 7, 2021 near Gamewell, NC
Tree fall
Mar 14, 2021 near Salem, NC