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Raptors soar gracefully in the wind; vegetation reaches to the sky; sheer vertical cliffs drop 150 feet. Enjoy the spectacle from a front-row seat. High atop Crowders Mountain, the second highest point in Gaston County, views stretch for more than 25 miles. For a closer view of nature's marvels, walk the park's many miles of trails. The gently rolling landscape of the North Carolina Piedmont offers a variety of terrain. Dip into the valleys; cross the foothills; climb to the peaks. Quiet woods, trickling streams and melodious birds await. These spectacular surroundings, like the unique habitats in many other state parks, would not exist were it not for the efforts of concerned citizens dedicated to protecting our environment.

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14 hours ago

One of my favorite trails. A must-hike when I visit family in Gastonia or KM. Gets a little crowded on beautiful fall weekends!

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19 hours ago

Second time hiking it. Enjoy the rocks.

hiking
20 hours ago

Excellent view and variety

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1 day ago

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1 day ago

A bit more strenuous than I anticipated. Overall a great trail!

hiking
6 days ago

Great trail! Wonderful views!

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6 days ago

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6 days ago

Hiked on 10-14-17. Good length with a nice view at the top. Had a little difficulty identifying the trail in some parts. I looked for the "red' dots. Enjoyed the extensive amount of rocks which made it my favorite of the trails i hiked at Crowders Mtn.

hiking
6 days ago

Hiked on 10-14-17. Steep climb towards the end. View would have been better at the top but it was cloudy. Trail was very visible for first time hiking it. This was voted #1 for hikes at Crowders Mtn, but I enjoyed the Rocktop Trail more due to the extensive amount of rocks. Still, this trail was challenging.

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6 days ago

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7 days ago

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7 days ago

My wife and I took the kids (3under 7) about 3 months ago and they loved it We love it as well.

Loved climbing all the rocks