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Recommended Routes in Morganton - 4

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Favorite Quick break next to a fern lined creek at Lake James.
Intermediate Intermediate

Lake James State Park

13.1 mi 21.1 km 607' Up 184.99 m Up 608' Down 185.26 m Down

Glen Al…, NC
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Favorite Quick break next to a fern lined creek at Lake James.
Intermediate Intermediate

Fonta Flora Barnburner

29.9 mi 48.2 km 2,349' Up 715.87 m Up 2,357' Down 718.29 m Down

Glen Al…, NC
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Favorite Switchback.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Two Gorges Bikepacking Route

76.2 mi 122.6 km 6,329' Up 1929.02 m Up 6,323' Down 1927.22 m Down

Morganton, NC
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Favorite There are about 4-5 views like this on the ride. This is the first, and a welcome one, finally getting up the first couple miles of ascent.
Difficult Difficult

South Mountain State Park MTB Loop

16.3 mi 26.2 km 2,342' Up 713.94 m Up 2,343' Down 714.03 m Down

Salem, NC
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Morganton Biking

  • 51 Miles 83 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 16 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Morganton - 21

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5.4 mi 8.6 km #1West Wimba Loop
Intermediate Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
Intermediate Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC 25 
3.9 mi 6.3 km #2Fonta Flora State Trail: County Park Section
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC 25 
2.3 mi 3.7 km #3Tindo Loops
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC 19 
3.6 mi 5.8 km #4East Wimba Loop
Intermediate Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
Intermediate Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC 12 
4.0 mi 6.4 km #5Catawba River Greenway
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Morganton, NC
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Morganton, NC
2.6 mi 4.1 km #6Connector
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
3.5 mi 5.7 km #7Upper Falls Trail
Difficult Difficult
Salem, NC
Difficult Difficult
Salem, NC
6.6 mi 10.6 km #8Fonta Flora Trail - Long Arm Access
Intermediate Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
Intermediate Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
5.0 mi 8.0 km #9Fonta Flora State Trail: Harris Whisnant Rd to County Park
Intermediate Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
Intermediate Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
3.1 mi 4.9 km #10Raven Rock Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Salem, NC
Intermediate Intermediate
Salem, NC

Photos of Morganton - 23

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Taking a breather on the East Wimba Loop.
Mar 5, 2016 near Glen Al…, NC
Quick break next to a fern lined creek at Lake James.
Jul 28, 2016 near Glen Al…, NC
Lake James
Aug 20, 2018 near Glen Al…, NC
Fern beds on West Wimba
May 20, 2019 near Glen Al…, NC
Lake James
Sep 23, 2019 near Glen Al…, NC
Bridge crossing stream
Sep 23, 2019 near Glen Al…, NC
View over Lake James
Feb 20, 2022 near Glen Al…, NC
Lake James muddy beach
Feb 20, 2022 near Glen Al…, NC
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