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Best trails in Kings Mountain

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Looking for a great trail near Kings Mountain, North Carolina? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around South Mountains State Park or Crowders Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Bakers Mountain Park or Latta Plantation Park. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Kings Mountain ranging from 3.7 to 11.3 miles and from 872 to 1,630 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Kings Mountain
Top trails (10)
#1 - Pinnacle Trail
Crowders Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h
This one will make you feel the burn! This is 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 Show more
#2 - Crowder's Trail to Rocktop Trail Loop
Crowders Mountain State Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Hike to the summit of Crowders Mountain and be rewarded with sweeping panoramas. Bring along a pair of binoculars and do some birdwatching or tote a camera and capture the beauty of wildflowers in blShow more
#3 - Crowder Mountain Loop via Pinnacle Trail and Turnback Trail
Crowders Mountain State Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
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 Show more
#4 - Fern Nature Trail
Crowders Mountain State Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 35 m
Fern Nature Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kings Mountain, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is Show more
#5 - The Pinnacle via Ridgeline Trail and Boulders Access
Crowders Mountain State Park
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 6 h 11 m
The Pinnacle via Ridgeline Trail and Boulders Access is a 11.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kings Mountain, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is ratShow more
#6 - Crowders Mountain Ridgeline Trail
Crowders Mountain State Park
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Length: 15.8 mi • Est. 7 h 22 m
Crowders Mountain Ridgeline Trail is a 15.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kings Mountain, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. ThShow more
#7 - Turnback Trail
Crowders Mountain State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Turnback Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kings Mountain, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is prShow more
#8 - Crowders Trail to Rocktop Trail
Crowders Mountain State Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
Crowders Trail to Rocktop Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kings Mountain, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and iShow more
#9 - Kings Mountain Gateway Trail
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
There are two trailheads for the Gateway Trail. The two most popular are S. Battleground Avenue at Quarry Road or Industrial Drive just off of Highway 161.Show more
#10 - Cardio Hill, Rail Trail, and Plateau Loop
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Cardio Hill, Rail Trail, and Plateau Loop is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Kings Mountain, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is priShow more