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Raptors soar gracefully in the wind; vegetation reaches to the sky; sheer vertical cliffs drop 150 feet. Enjoy the spectacle from a front-row seat. High atop Crowders Mountain, the second highest point in Gaston County, views stretch for more than 25 miles. For a closer view of nature's marvels, walk the park's many miles of trails. The gently rolling landscape of the North Carolina Piedmont offers a variety of terrain. Dip into the valleys; cross the foothills; climb to the peaks. Quiet woods, trickling streams and melodious birds await. These spectacular surroundings, like the unique habitats in many other state parks, would not exist were it not for the efforts of concerned citizens dedicated to protecting our environment.

Short but steep on the backside. Convenient but Crowded.

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7 days ago

Excellent workout, beautiful scenery.

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7 days ago

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8 days ago

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10 days ago

Hard but great!

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23 days ago

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1 month ago

great views.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a really nice hike. Very easy until right at the end it got a little steep. Nice rock area to sit at the summit and have lunch and enjoy the view. I somehow ended veering off to another trail on my way down but very easy to follow and get back to the visitor center.

I have been going here since I was a kid and still love to make a trip once or twice a year! It's pretty difficult but it's short and the reward is phenomenal!