Backside Trail at Crowders Mountain

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Backside Trail at Crowders Mountain is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gastonia, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
731 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

views

rocky

hiking
18 days ago

Beautiful panoramic beautiful view when you reach the top. The trail has some steep inclines. Great place to workout. It's a real treat.

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24 days ago

This peak is a very intriguing setting with rocky outcroppings and sheer cliffs all along the top. The trail to get to the top is nice but there was trash and dog feces far to frequent for such a nice hike. That was my reason for not giving this 5 stars. My climbing crew thoroughly enjoyed the extended hike to the north from where the trail meets the peak. This made the exploration well worth the effort and was very rewarding.

hiking
1 month ago

I love this trail! Definitely my favorite at this park! It gets difficult very quickly, and it's not that long of a trail. SOOOOO many steps! If you're looking for a leg workout this is definitely the one to do. I came back down via the Tower Trail and that was boring. It's a wide gravel road that very slowly goes uphill. The views are worth the climb, regardless of which direction you take to the top.

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2 months ago

Very strenuous climb. The view is worth it. If you want an easier climb I'd suggest the Tower Trail.

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3 months ago

love this trail! I can't tell you how many times I gone there. I've been there in all kinds of weather. always tough, but always worth it.

3 months ago

Great trail for a challenging day hike and good view!

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hiking
3 months ago

Great trail for a difficult but quick hike. The stairs at the top really get your heart pumping - whew! Views from the top are great.