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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.

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7 months ago

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.


Beelzebub Kringle

4 months ago

Today was a fine day on the lake trail! Complete solitude apart from my favorite creature, the humble yellow jacket. Nothing keeps you on your toes quite like wondering if your next step will be into a nest. Oh and fishermen too. Love em. Love when they cut their lines and leave them strewn about with lures still attached to the ends. You can easily tell if a fishermans been in the vicinity by looking for these telltale signs. A torn open 12 pack of Natty Light/Bush Ice. The cans will usually be half crushed and strewn about the box. 1-2 empty cans of dip. Usually youll find that it is the Grizzly Wintergreen long cut style (dark green can), as this appears to be the brand that their mating partners prefer their gums to smell like. There may or may not be 1-2 empty to half full bottles of Sun Drop in the mix and if there are, look for the telltale brown liquid inside. If youre unsure, you can always give one an exploratory taste.


Litzy Aguilar

2 weeks ago

Beautiful and scenic especially during the fall. We took the 6 mile loop, red trail to white which was difficult at first, but becomes easy as you hike further. Well worth the views. Trail markers were kind of hidden, it has a lot of rocks on the path, and very busy. Nonetheless, it was great. I would bring water and a snack.



a month ago

Great easy access hike to a great lookout. Can hike down around the lookout to the base of the walls and climb (top rope mostly). There are a few sport and trad routes you can do that I've found so far. Definitely a few fun climbing walls and short hikes to them. My friend jokes it's just her outside gym.


Jordan Miller

a year ago

Beautiful trails and hikes, very scenic. King's Pinnacle is a moderately strenuous hike, but so worth the view. I'll definitely be making more visits here.

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