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Kings Mountain - Crowders Mountain State Park

522 Park Office Lane

Companion peaks at Crowders Mountain State Park The Pinnacle and Crowders Mountain offer challenging hikes, towering cliffs and 25-mile views of the surrounding piedmont. Eleven trails range from pastoral to strenuous, including the Ridgeline Trail, which links to Kings Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina. A nine-acre lake offers choice spots for fishing or an opportunity to try canoeing with rentals available. Backcountry camping is featured with individual sites approximately a mile from parking areas. The rugged terrain of Crowders Mountain lends itself to rock climbing and bouldering with permit in designated areas. A visitor center with museum-quality exhibits complements regular interpretive programs.


Pablo Gonzalez

Thursday, March 29, 2018
We had a blast trekking on Crowders Mountain. Some trails are strenuous and others are more easy to tired feet. In our crew were three kids with ages 9, 6 and 3, and they did enjoy it. We managed to hike up to the Pinnacle summit and after 2.2 miles we were tired, but it was worth the effort. Take a backpack with plenty of water, snacks and fruits. You can do a picnic half way and enoy the scenery. We had to do several stops due to the little ones getting too tired. Also bring some comfy shoes with good support, there are sections in the trail with roots and rocks in the ground.

Jenni Carmody

Friday, March 16, 2018
Great place close to Charlotte for hiking. The trails are clean and well kept. Views from the top are great. We bring our kids and dog here several times each year. Most of the trails are easy enough that our elementary school aged kids can handle them (with frequent enough rest stops).

Namita Haldankar

Sunday, March 4, 2018
The Pinnacle Trail (shorter route that begins at the Visitor's Center), around 2 miles, bit difficult but the view is worth it. It took 3 hours for us (return time and rest time included). 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. Make sure you carry enough water, energy drinks and some energy bars. Those who love scenic views, don’t miss a chance.

Jessica Ratke

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
Love how close this is to Charlotte. It’s super dog friendly and a moderate hike. Made for a great afternoon without having to dedicate a whole day to a hike. We did the pinnacle trail. We got there about 10am on a Saturday in January and had no issues finding parking. Will definitely come back to try another trail!

Chad Freeman

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Amazing view at the top of kings peak. It's about a 4 mile round trip but nothing too terrible. I have for sure done harder trails but if you are not in shape, It may kick your butt.

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