Pinnacle Trail

HARD 81 reviews

Pinnacle Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kings Mountain, NC that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.8 miles 891 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

this one will make you feel the burn !! This is the one of two peaks located in Crowders Mountain State Park.The trail offers many mountain laurels, birds and other wildlife. The last 1/3 of the hike is a steep climb with many rocks on the trail and requires climbing a short rock wall to get the best views of the countryside. Be sure and fill your water bottles at the Park Office and grab a map !!

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful view at the summit. Definitely recommend watching the sunset, worth the trip.

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful trail in the fall.

16 days ago

backpacking
21 days ago

great trail. a fair amount of foot traffic and definitely gets tough at top, but the view is well worth it. on the way back got off trail at same point, but both lead back to visitors center so didn't matter. other than that one spot it's posted well

hiking
23 days ago

Great hike!!!

hiking
27 days ago

Nice little hike up. View was awesome. Good for people who want a short hike to an awesome view.

hiking
29 days ago

Great hike, gets very steep the last 0.20 mile. Great view at the end.

hiking
1 month ago

I started at Sparrow Springs Visitor Center and hiked up Rocktop Trail to Crowders Mountain and looped back on Crowders Trail to Pinnacle Trail to the top of Pinnacle Peak. I then took the Turnback trail back to the Visitor Center. Total trip took only 5 hours even with staying on the peaks for a while.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Strenuous. Took just over 4 hours with a short stop at top (Callaway). Last mile before top is challenging. Great workout.

hiking
1 month ago

Great workout in nature!

hiking
1 month ago

Moderately challenging trail with an amazing view at the end. Want to arrive early to avoid the crowd.

hiking
1 month ago

Can be challenging at certain parts but it's well worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

the second mile going up is more difficult than the first but the view is worth it all

hiking
2 months ago

This is one of my favorite hikes in the area. It's a relatively easy trail (it's uphill, but nothing too steep or technical) with a great reward at the end. One note - when you get to what you think is the end - the grand vista that looks south, you're not at the pinnacle of the mountain yet. Keep going to your right (east) and you'll wind your way to the actual pinnacle of the mountain where you get an almost 360 degree view (obstructed only to the east by a tree). Sunset/dusk views are incredible. Well worth the hike and effort.

2 months ago

2 months ago

The last .1mile is the hardest

Great trail to hike in NC with breathtaking view at the peak. The terrain can be be very rocky closer to the top. Highly recommend supportive hiking boots. Tough but rewarding workout.

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago