Crowder's Trail to Rocktop Trail Loop

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Crowder's Trail to Rocktop Trail Loop is a 5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kings Mountain, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.0 miles 1122 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

Hike to the summit of Crowders Mountain and be rewarded with sweeping panoramas. Bring along a pair of binoculars and do some birdwatching or tote a camera and capture the beauty of wildflowers in bloom (taken from Crowder's Mountain pamphlet). Crowder's Mountain is located in Gaston County, NC. While not a very high summit, the views are spectacular, with the ability to see the Charlotte skyline on the horizon. Be prepared for steep inclines, long stairs to the top of the mountain, and rocky trails.

hiking
22 days ago

Great views in the wintertime! Love doing this trail, connecting to the Tower, then Backside and finally back on Crowders trail leading to the State Park office.

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2 months ago

It was great! The view was so worth it, it's a great family hiking trail:)

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2 months ago

great trails, rocktop is more technical. would recommend starting with rocktop and finishing the loop on crowders

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hiking
3 months ago

Crowder Mountain has a trail for everyone really.
I know the review is for RockTop Loop, but really we hit 3 trails, plus the service road (hardest part), and it was almost 9miles for the day.
We loved it, and honestly we will have to come back for more!
Parking can be an issue - it can fill up fast.
Less than an hour from Charlotte makes it a great location.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice clean trail with awesome views that are worth the challenge to get to the top!

hiking
4 months ago

Whew, glad we did it

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6 months ago

Great trail ends with a great view!