Crowders Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain

4.8
#35 of 158 in Nature in North Carolina
State Park · Nature / Park
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Go to Crowders Mountain State Park if you're looking for challenging hikes over rugged terrain, towering cliffs, and great views. Other activities there include bouldering and rock climbing in designated areas with permit. A lake provides spots for fishing and canoeing. Sites for backcountry camping ensure a chance to enjoy the nature to the fullest. The park also includes a visitor center, a good place to start your exploration with interpretive programs and various exhibits. Make Crowders Mountain State Park part of your personalized Kings Mountain itinerary using our Kings Mountain trip maker tool.
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  • Trails are well maintained, park rangers amd staff are very friendly and efficient. We hiked the 4 mile round trip up to the overlook with a toddler in a backpack carrier and a 4 year old that hikes.....  more
    Trails are well maintained, park rangers amd staff are very friendly and efficient. We hiked the 4 mile round trip up to the overlook with a toddler in a backpack carrier and a 4 year old that hikes.....  more »
  • Stopped here for an afternoon hike while traveling and enjoyed the park. The trails are well marked and cleared. The views weren't as great as described. It's basically a walk in the woods but... 
    Stopped here for an afternoon hike while traveling and enjoyed the park. The trails are well marked and cleared. The views weren't as great as described. It's basically a walk in the woods but...  more »
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  • The wife and I came here looking for a good hiking somewhat close to Charlotte and we're not disappointed! We ventured onto the Pinnacle Trail, which ends up being about 4 miles round trip. Don't let the sign fool you, if you walk at a moderate pace, you'll definitely finish in less than 2 hours. The trail itself is very well defined, and about as smooth as an uphill dirt path can be. The scenery is quite beautiful, the green leaves were completely out, and providing great shelter from direct sunlight. The view from the top is outstanding, you can see for miles, and would be the perfect place to have a break with a little snack or lunch. I would rate the trail as moderate, for the most part it has a gentle grade, but towards the end you definitely will feel the incline increase. We came on a early afternoon Saturday, and it was lightly trafficked...you won't be alone, but you won't be fighting anyone off the path either.
  • Just driving through town, stopped by for a quick visit and a quick fish. Very clean, welcome center was closed (after 5pm on a Sunday). Great fishing access. Was in the middle of a hot day, I was optimistic but wasn't holding grudges if I wasn't successful. No bites, but I'll be back at a more appropriate time of the day to catch fish.

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