Pinnacle Trail

HARD 230 reviews

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 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.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
813 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

scenic driving

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

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!

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike for a group. Steep incline makes it a challenge but well-marked, wide trail allows for several people to hike side by side or people to easily pass in the other direction. Great view at the end.

hiking
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hiking
9 days ago

First time hiking this trail and enjoyed it. Beautiful view from the top! Will be hiking this again.

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hiking
18 days ago

20 days ago

Very good challenge, Plenty of uphill incline especially towards the summit

trail running
21 days ago

Not an ideal trail for new / beginner runners. Pretty steep trail that offers a nice view once the summit is reached. It's a bout 2 miles up and around 900 ft of vert.

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28 days ago

We took the Fern Trail to Turnback Trail and intersected with Pinnacle and hiked to the top, with our toddlers on our backs. It was definitely difficult but a fun challenge. The view at the top was great.

hiking
28 days ago

28 days ago

A little misleading...we didn't hike the trail -- we walked straight up the side of the mountain from the NW side. Love the pinnacle!

28 days ago

great view at the top. a little steep though.

29 days ago

Pretty flat for the first mile but get ready for a hike once past the "bend".

hiking
29 days ago

Good trail

30 days ago

beautiful view at the top