Crowders Mountain State Park
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.
I went for group camping. Car parking area to camping site is around 35 mints one side walk. If you forget something in your car round trip will take around an hour to take it back to camp. Camp site is good and peaceful. Place were even to put camp. Over all experience was good except distance from car parking to camp site people may enjoy this distance as well. It is a nice trail for health point of view.
Crowders Mountain is a great place to go for a day hike or even to camp over night. Depending on which path you take, the climb and be somewhat rigorous (be prepared for stairs). Once to get to the top, the view is 100% worth it. It's especially cool to go there at sundown and see all the city lights turn on below. I would highly recommend visiting this state park.
It's a great Park I visit it frequently because I volunteer a lot of time there. People need to clean up after themselves. Most of my volunteer time is picking up trash that others leave behind. Please pack it in pack it out!!
Beautiful view, good workout. And the bathrooms at the parking area are the cleanest I have ever seen at any trailhead ever. I've been an avid hiker for more than 30 years so that's saying something.
Always a nice adventure. Quick hike up the stairs for a view of the city. Great place to test your cardio.