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Crowders Mountain State Park is a 5,126-acre North Carolina state park in Gaston County. It is near Kings Mountain and Gastonia and includes Crowder's Mountain and The Pinnacle and is a great place for hiking and climbing. The sheer cliffs of the Pinnacles are a popular destination for rock climbers and Crowder's Mountain has four hiking trails as options for summiting: Crowder's Trail, Rocktop Trail (the most difficult), the Backside Trail and the Tower Trail. The Pinnacle Trail (shorter route that begins at the Visitor's Center) and Ridgeline Trail (hikers must register for starting out) lead to the Pinnacle. Come check out the beautiful views and great hikes. The Visitors Center is located at 522 Park Office Ln, Kings Mountain, NC (704) 853-5375

hiking
5 days ago

Just as the trail name suggested. Very rocky. Some spots might require all four but a great workout! Trail itself is very well maintained. Will definitely come back!!

hiking
5 days ago

They have put down huge rough gravel on this trail so its no longer enjoyable. I went about 6 Miles and had big stone bruises on my feet through hiking shoes. Its not natural like it used to be. I've hiked very rocky trails but this one kills your feet now.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

We went up Rocktop to the tower, then Backside to Crowders Summit and down. Map my Hike logged 5.4 loop from trailhead start to finish. If you are looking for a workout, we thought going up Crowders hitting the 336 railroad ties at the end would’ve been better. Don’t get me wrong Rocktop was challenging getting up and over the rocks but the stairs on the other side are a bit more. It’s Friday and we literally saw less than 10 people, it was perfect!

One of my favorites. Take a picnic, pack a book, bring the dog.

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
20 days ago