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Recommended Routes in Morganton - 12

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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 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 A good place to rest. There is a picnic table to sit and glaze the South Mountains around this point.
Intermediate

Test Route, May 2021

12.5 mi 20.2 km 1,888' Up 575.34 m Up 1,877' Down 572.07 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 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 Sun Rays Jacob Fork South Mountains SP
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

  • 272 Miles 438 Kilometers of Trail
  • 12 Recommended Routes
  • 9 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 38 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Morganton - 39

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4.2 mi 6.8 km #1Fonta Flora State Trail: Fonta Flora County Park Section
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
2.1 mi 3.4 km #2Shinny Trail
Difficult
Salem, NC
Difficult
Salem, NC
3.1 mi 5.0 km #3Saddleback Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
4.0 mi 6.4 km #4Catawba River Greenway
Easy
Morganton, NC
Easy
Morganton, NC
3.8 mi 6.2 km #5Upper Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
1.4 mi 2.3 km #6Hidden Cove Trail
Intermediate
Drexel, NC
Intermediate
Drexel, NC
3.7 mi 5.9 km #7Fox Trail
Difficult
Salem, NC
Difficult
Salem, NC
2.9 mi 4.7 km #8Mill's Creek Trail
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
2.1 mi 3.4 km #9Overmountain Victory Trail: Lake James Segment
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #10Paddy's Creek Trail
Easy
Glen Alpine, NC
Easy
Glen Alpine, NC

Photos of Morganton - 60

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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
Tree fall
Mar 14, 2021 near Salem, NC
View
Mar 14, 2021 near Salem, NC
Well maintained trails with beautiful fall colors.
Nov 22, 2020 near Drexel, NC
Huge tree
Mar 12, 2020 near Salem, NC
Overlook!!l
Oct 29, 2019 near Salem, NC