Pinnacle Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kings Mountain, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This one will make you feel the burn! This is the one of two peaks located in Crowders Mountain State Park.The trail offers many mountain laurels, birds and other wildlife. The last 1/3 of the hike is a steep climb with many rocks on the trail and requires climbing a short rock wall to get the best views of the countryside. Be sure and fill your water bottles at the Park Office and grab a map!
Great hike with a great view. Beautiful view that you have to work for. Good, strenuous hike up hill which rewards with plenty of decent rocks climb and an expansive view of Charlotte proper.
Amazing view. It's gets pretty steel in the last bit of it and then you have to climb some rocks but it's totally worth it when you see the view. Love this place!
short but a great workout! great view and eagles were flying so that was pretty cool.
Great trail. Very rocky in spots. near the end there is a incline. If you wana climb up to top of pinnacle there is some rocks to climb. 360 views at the top
The trail is rocky in spots. It is very crowded on weekends it seems. The view at the top is good and has some shade in spots. My four year old did it without any problems.
This trail isn't hard, it's kind of boring unless you're new to hiking or something. The last section is some steep hill. If you go all the way at the end, there's a second scenic view. you have to climb down to it. There's also another trail on the left when you reach the boulder climb at the top that connects to Kings Mountain.
Ran this trail today, 3/4/16. From the visitor center to Pinnacle is exactly 2 miles. First portion has a lot of roots, manageable. Second portion a lot of rocks, manageable. Last 1/3 mile to peak pretty good elevation gain, manageable. I left the visitor center at 8:45 am took just over 30 minutes to get to the peak. I came across 15 people in small groups also heading up. so this did not slow me down at all. after visiting the peak to continued on the ridge trail for another two miles. only came across 5 people on my way out and back. but, heading back down Pinnacle I came across a lot more people. Probably another 30-35. and the parking lot was full when I got back to the car. my point is go early and you will be fine. this is worth the time. trail is a little technical. I prefer that.
This trail was heavily trafficked. It is a nice trail but way too many people for my preference. The summit to King's Pinnacle was even more heavily trafficked and did not prove to be a nice secluded peaceful spot to eat my lunch. However, the view is nice.