Explore the most popular wildlife trails in Crowders Mountain State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
4 days ago

I think this is the coolest trail in the park from beginning to end. Discovered some new overlooks with nice views of the Pinnacle Summit and the Ridgeline.

18 days ago

I went up there yesterday for the first time at it was very beautiful. I was surprised to see so many people up at the top

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was nice! We did the lakeside trail to the start of the fern trail and it was a nice hike with lots of water views!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for some moderate elevation gain. Going up and down the rock top trail adds something a little different to your hike. For us this ended up being closer to a 7 mile hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Good trail for quick hikes.

Great trail for overnight backpacking trips. Great weekday hike for peace and quiet.

This is my favorite trail at Crowders.

hiking
5 months ago

Moderate. Nice views and numerous overlooks from different directions. Almost 1.5 miles to the summit. Accessed from the Crowders Trail. Sweet hike to the top and my preferred way up.

on Rocktop Trail

hiking
5 months 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!!

6 months ago

Great physical hike. The rocks were a lot of fun to navigate at the top. The views at the top is really what makes this hike. Not much along the way as far as streams,flowers/plants, birds or other critters you normally come across on a hike. Trail was tough to navigate due to the time of year. All the leaves hid a lot of the roots and rocks along the trail-easy to turn an ankle. All in all a good day with probably one of the best views in the southeast.

hiking
7 months ago

Second time hiking it. Enjoy the rocks.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail! Wonderful views!

hiking
7 months 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.

Loved climbing all the rocks

hiking
8 months ago

Lots of rocks.

hiking
8 months ago

Good walk with the wife and dogs.

on Rocktop Trail

11 months ago

worth the long hike to get to the top!

11 months ago

Beautiful Hike

Only lightly trafficked during weekdays, and this trail connects with the lake trail loop, both are easy for a nice walk, definitely easy enough for young kids or senior dogs.

hiking
Monday, May 15, 2017

easy trail for kids. busy during sunny days.

hiking
Monday, April 24, 2017

My favorite trail at Crowder's Mountain, best hike possible within 30 minutes of Charlotte. This trail starts relatively flat at the base and gently transcends into a more strenuous hike. What I like most, other than the view at the end, is the interesting hike all along the way. Seems like there is always something to look at from rock walls to ridge line views. Also, you have the option of staying on the trail, or, if you have a little more time, go off of the path to explore or crawl over the many rock formations. I have probably hiked this 10 times and no two trips are ever the same.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Incredible rock formations along most of the trail. Lots of rocks and ledges to scramble over. Really beautiful trail.

hiking
Monday, January 02, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, November 01, 2016

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
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Super easy trail. Nice for Sunday stroll and has access to other trails if you are looking to go a bit farther

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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).

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Awesome!

hiking
Thursday, May 19, 2016

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.

trail running
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Excellent choice for trail running, cross country running.

hiking
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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

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