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Three Parks, Two States, One Trail Hike

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Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:00am
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:00am
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 8:00am

Three Parks, Two States, One Trail Hike

Join us for the annual Three Parks, Two States, One Trail hike . We will start in Crowders Mountain State Park and hike the Pinnacle Trail to the Ridgeline Trail. Lunch will be provided at our Boulders Access Area by Friends of Crowders Mountain Inc. After lunch the hike will continue on into Kings Mountain State Park and will end in Kings Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina. A shuttle will be provided by the Friends of Kings Mountain State Park.  The hike is approximatley 14 miles of moderate to strenous hiking.  No pets are permitted on this hike.  To register for the hike please contact the Crowders Mountain State Park Visitor Center at 704-853-5375. 30 spaces are availble.

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
14 miles moderate to strenuous
Date of Event: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Start Location: 
Shelter #2 at 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Crowders Mountain State Park

522 Park Office Lane
Kings MountainNC 28086
Latitude: 35.213316
Longitude: -81.293555

Map of North Carolina

Day Use Areas

Linwood Road Access, Boulders Access, Sparrow Springs Access (Picnic Areas and Shorts Lake), and all trails close at the closing time posted at all entrance gates.

November: 7am - 7pm
December-February: 7am - 6pm
March-April, October: 7am - 8pm
May-September: 7am - 9pm

Park Office
8am - 5pm daily


Campers may access the Campground Trail Parking located at the Sparrow Springs Access Area:

November: 7am - 8pm
December-February: 7am - 7pm
March-April, October: 7am - 9pm
May-September: 7am - 10pm

Please plan accordingly, there is a one-mile hike to the campground.