Pinnacle Trail

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Pinnacle Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kings Mountain, North Carolina 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 813 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 !!

3 hours ago

great views.

hiking
4 days 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.

walking
21 days ago

Really easy to walk at first, then the incline significantly increases towards the end. Nice view, but a lot of buildings in site.

23 days ago

Nice hike and a great view at the summit.

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hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail in the fall.

2 months ago

backpacking
2 months 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
2 months ago

Great hike!!!

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hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

hiking
2 months 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.