Sunday, August 7, 2016

Crowders Mountain State Park - Pinnacle Trail Hike

Located in Western Gaston County, and within an hour's drive from Uptown Charlotte, Crowders Mountain State Park offers some of the best outdoor recreation possibilities in the Charlotte Area.  Take a peak at one of the park's numerous and one of its more unique and strenuous trails to the highest peak in Gaston County, King's Pinnacle at an elevation of nearly 1780 feet.

Photos are from a February 2003 hike by the author.

The beginning of the Pinnacle Trail.

Young pines line the trail.


As the trail gets closer to the top of the mountain, it gets rockier.
Atop King's Pinnacle looking west.
Amazing views on a February Morning.


Not the most friendly of drops from the Pinnacle.

  • CrowdersMountain State Park ---NC Division of Parks & Recreation
  • KingsPinnacle Trail Review ---Hiking The Carolinas
  • CrowdersMountain State Park ---Gaston County Department of Tourism
  • Friendsof Crowders Mountain State Park
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