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Pinnacle Trail

The Pinnacle Trail at Crowders Mountain State Park connects the Ridgeline Trail to the Crowder's Trail. 
Trail Uses
Walking / hiking / running
Location
Kings Mountain (NC)
Length
1.7 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Advanced
Surface
Gravel/Crushed stone, Natural surface
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Fees
No
Pets
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
20 at the Linwood Road Access
Restrooms
Yes
Hours
Dawn to Dusk

Description

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.

Other Information

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

Trail Manager

Crowders Mountain State Park

522 Park Office Lane

Kings Mountain, NC 28086

704-853-5375

crowders.mountain@ncparks.gov

www.ncparks.gov

N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation

Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Mail Service Center 1615

Raleigh, NC 27699-1615

919-707-9300

https://www.ncparks.gov/more-about-us/about-parks-recreation/natural-resources

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Bring a flashlight or headlamp and wear reflective clothing when out after dark.
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Trailhead Information

Parking Address and Trailhead Location: Sparrow Springs Access, Crowders Mountain State Park, 522 Park Office Ln, Gastonia, NC 28052 MAP

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