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.
dogs on leash
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 !!
Beautiful view at the summit. Definitely recommend watching the sunset, worth the trip.
Beautiful trail in the fall.
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
Nice little hike up. View was awesome. Good for people who want a short hike to an awesome view.
Great hike, gets very steep the last 0.20 mile. Great view at the end.
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.
Beautiful hike. Strenuous. Took just over 4 hours with a short stop at top (Callaway). Last mile before top is challenging. Great workout.
Great workout in nature!
Moderately challenging trail with an amazing view at the end. Want to arrive early to avoid the crowd.
Can be challenging at certain parts but it's well worth it!
the second mile going up is more difficult than the first but the view is worth it all
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.
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.