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Crowder Mountain Loop via Pinnacle Trail and Turnback Trail

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Crowders Mountain State Park

Crowder Mountain Loop via Pinnacle Trail and Turnback Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kings Mountain, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife 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 but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.4 mi Elevation gain 787 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Backpacking

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Wildlife

Waypoints (5)
  • 1

    Turnback Trailhead

    35.21189, -81.31013

  • 2

    Makeshift Trail Downhill

    35.21051, -81.30866

  • 3

    Orienteering Course Trailhead

    35.21027, -81.30218

  • 4

    Fern Trail

    35.21026, -81.29730

  • 5

    Fern Trail

    35.21076, -81.29533

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Reviews (228)
Photos (508)
Recordings (258)
Completed (539)
David Stern
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Hiking

Nice short hike. Decent climb to good views. Perfect clear day!

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Reid Farber
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Hiking

Nice hike. Good incline at the end

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Shikhar Malhotra
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Delanie Turner
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Hiking

this trail is pretty adventurous. one side of the loop is much flatter and less rocky than the other. it does get a bit steep the closer you get to the summit but the view is so worth it. it's harder than a leisurely stroll but doable for the average person. it took me about 2 hours to do the whole thing plus a nice long snack stop at the top.

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Andrew Murdock
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Hiking

Beautiful 2 hour hike - I like this Crowder's hike because it ends up being a loop instead of an out and back - nice and shady and flat on the way back!

Josh Clevenger
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HikingMuddy

The trial was awesome today. A little muddy from all the rain but not crowded. Wonderful exercise to feel the burn!!!

Tina Colletta
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Hiking

Beautiful hike right outside of Charlotte. Quite busy, so I’d recommend going early before the crowds come through.

Abby Cross
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HikingScramble

This was a great trail, but it was very crowded. There is some scramble right before you get to the summit, My dog is a super mountain dog so she was good going up it, and I lifted her down when we were heading back. The view at the top was absolutely stunning though and we put up our hammocks off to the side and hung out for a bit. The turn back trail was way quieter, however we did see a black snake which was honestly kinda cool. I would definitely have given this 5 stars if there went so many people.

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Jarod Ritenbaugh
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Jeff & Molly OUTDOORS
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Hiking

very nice trails. hard climb but worth the view.

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Lorenzo Cirigliano
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Hiking

Lots of incline. Excellent view at the top of mountain.

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Suresh Boodram
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Fantastic trail! The Rock Climb at the was small and definitely fun. Plus the view was worth it

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Michelle Stone
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Melanie Bowen
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Jill Cash
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Hiking
First to Review

Easy hike 8.1 miles not 10.1

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Les Kish
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Rob Wozniak
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Doug Johnson
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David A.
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Rylan Swanner
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David Ford
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John Probst
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Melissa Lester
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Jacob Frady
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Robin Schafer
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Marina Arch
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Josh Nadeau
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K Moseley
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Rebecca White
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Daniel .
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