Tower Trail at Crowders Mountain

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Tower Trail at Crowders Mountain is a 2.7 mile moderately 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, trail running, and rock climbing 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
748 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

rock climbing

trail running

forest

views

rocky

Tower Trail ascends the Crowder Mtn. range up a utility road to a cellphone tower. At the top, it connects to Backside Trail, an alternate .9 mile route down to the parking lot. Total RT is 2.7 mi. Tower Trail is a longer, but less steep climb than Backside Tr. Fantastic view of Charlotte skyline!

14 days ago

What-a-Workout!! i had on ankle weights..Big Mistake.... Lol

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1 month ago

Great training trail....

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3 months ago

It was an awesome hike up to an awesome view of the Carolinas

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3 months ago

The tower trail is not really a trail but more like a gravel road. The incline is steep but not strenuous as stated. Anyone with a decent amount of exercise can do this hike. On our way up we did see some folks struggling to make it up to the top. Once you get up there there are some rocks on which you could rest to take in the view. The view is alright with trees covering up the view point at some sections. We hit the trail as early as 8:45am & the parking lot at that time was almost full. On our way back they had a security guard monitoring the parking lot for spaces & letting cars in only if there was space available. So go early! Also, we saw that the trail got super crowded on our way down. Overall, an OK trail to do for some exercise.

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4 months ago

This trail leads to the top of the mountain. The views are great. I took this trail back to the parking lot but took the Backside Trail up the mountain. The trail was crowded on President's Day with people and dogs. The trail is wide and has plenty of gravel for authorized personnel to use for travel to the top of the mountain and back.