Rocktop Trail

HARD 40 reviews

Rocktop Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gastonia, 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.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1574 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

The Rocktop Trail is less traveled and has excellent views. It has a lower elevation than the Crowders summit, but has great views of the cliffs and the surrounding countryside.

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27 days ago

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 walks 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.

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

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2 months ago

Nice trail. Has some pretty views but it is hard to see them in early morning fog. A lot of it is rock path, hence the name. Pay close attention to the blazes, it is easy to get off track in a spot or two if you're not careful.

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6 months ago

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.

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7 months ago

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).

7 months ago