The Pinnacle Trail leads hikers to the highest point in Gaston County at 1,705 feet called King's Pinnacle. The hike is at times steep and strenuous but worth the panoramic views offered.
In addition to te spectacular views, "there are also rare plants on this summit. This is believed to be the southern limit of the Bear Oak. In 1991 Mountain High-bush Blueberry was discovered here. Previously it was believed that it did not occur below a 4000 foot elevation." Hiking the Carolina WEBSITE.
The Pinnacle Trail connects the Crowders Trail to the Ridgeline Trail but it, also, part of an overall trail system offered in the Crowders Mountain State Park.
Visit the Crowders Mountain State Park WEBSITE for information concerning additional trails, activities and rules.
Crowders Mountain State Park
522 Park Office Lane
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Mail Service Center 1615
Raleigh, NC 27699-1615
Parking Address and Trailhead Location: Sparrow Springs Access, Crowders Mountain State Park, 522 Park Office Ln, Gastonia, NC 28052 MAP
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