Rocktop Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews

Rocktop Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gastonia, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.5 miles 1332 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

The Rocktop Trail is less traveled and has excellent views. It has a lower elevation than the Crowders summit, but has great views of the cliffs and the surrounding countryside. The rocks have odd shapes and there are indentations in the rock. At 1.5 miles long, the Rocktop trail is rocky and lined

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3 months ago

My favorite trail at Crowders. It is really well-marked and there is lots of exposed rock to play around on. I like to take this trail up to the summit, and the Backside trail to the Crowders trail down.

hiking
4 months ago

Not one of my favorite trails around, but its a quick workout. Some rocks to climb over toward the top - generally pretty busy location so be ready to see a lot of people on the trail (and wait behind them depending).

4 months ago

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6 months ago

I'm from NY and we wanted to for a nice hike while in town and this was a very fun hike and was easy to follow. Beautiful views but be careful on the cliffs!

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7 months ago

Awesome!

hiking
9 months ago

Enjoyable straight-forward hike, great for a quick getaway to nature. A short stretch of this hike is across open rock face and opens up to clear long distance views.

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trail running
1 year ago

Excellent choice for trail running, cross country running.

hiking
1 year ago

Forget my last review! I has this trail confused with another. This trail is my FAVORITE at Crowders.