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Crowders Mountain Trail

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The Crowders Mountain Trail is 2.5 miles through the popular Crowders Mountain State Park.
Trail Uses
Walking / hiking / running
Kings Mountain (NC)
2.50 miles, One Way
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
Dawn - Dusk


Crowders Mountain, at an elevation of 1,625 feet, is a registered natural heritage area. Carolina Thread Trail follows the Crowders Mountain Trail to the Ridgeline Trail for a 10.5-mile hike. The Crowders Mountain Trail, a 2.5-mile trail, starts at the Linwood Road Access to the Sparrow Springs Access. Each access offers restrooms and parking. The trail wanders through the natural habitat of numerous plants and wildlife. 

The Crowders Mountain State Park allows picnicking, fishing, rock climbing and camping in designated areas. Visit their website for further information.

Other Information

Please visit the Crowders Mountain State Park website for rules, regulations and warnings for the safest hike possible.

Trail Manager

Contact Crowders Mountain State Park at 704-853-5375 or 

North Carolina State Park
Dwayne Patterson-Director
121 W. Jones Street
Mail Service Center 1615
Raleigh, NC 27699-1615

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Trail Tips

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Trailhead Information

Parking Address and Trail Location at Linwood Access: MAP

Parking Address and Trail Location at Sparrow Springs Access: MAP

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