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Backside Trail

The Backside Trail starts at the Linwood Road Access and winds 0.5 miles to connect to the Crowders Trail for a day of nature at Crowders Mountain Sate Park.
Trail Uses
Walking / hiking / running
Location
Kings Mountain (NC)
Length
0.50 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Strenuous
Surface
Gravel/Crushed stone
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Fees
No
Pets
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
20
Restrooms
Yes
Hours
Dawn to Dusk

Description

The Backside Trail starts at the Linwood Access and includes 336 wooden steps to reach a breathtaking summit. Carolina Thread Trail's segment is 0.5 miles that connects to the Crowders Trail, which is another 2.6 miles. It is marked by an orange hexagon and considered difficult.

Other Information

Visit the Crowders Mountain State Park WEBSITE for information concerning additional trails, activities and rules.

Trail Manager

Contact the Crowders Mountain State Park at 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or crowders.mountain@ncparks.gov

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


919-707-9300
parkinfo@ncmail.net
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Trail Tips

Road Walk Wisdom
Always walk facing the direction of oncoming traffic and wear bright clothing. Pay attention to oncoming traffic, and be prepared to give the right of way if necessary.
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Crowders Mountain Trail
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Trailhead Information

Parking Address and Trailhead Location: Crowders Mountain State Park, 4611 Linwood Rd, Gastonia, NC 28052 MAP

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