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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:00pm
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 8:00am
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 8:00am

Ridgeline Trail

Ridgeline Trail at Crowders Mountain State Park

The Ridgeline trail continues for 2.5 miles into South Carolina through Kings Mountain State Park, and terminates at the 16 mile Kings Mountain National Recreation Trail that goes through Kings Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain National Military Park.

Trail Location: 
Sparrow Springs Access. The trail starts near the summit of Kings Pinnacle, and follows the ridgeline all the way to the South Carolina State line.
Trail Length: 
6.20 miles
Trail Type: 
one way
Trail Difficulty: 
moderate
Trail Use: 
Hiking
Trail Surface: 
natural surface
Trail Blaze: 
red triangle

Map of North Carolina

 

Contact

704-853-5375
crowders.mountain@ncparks.gov

 

Addresses

Sparrow Springs access
and visitor center

522 Park Office Lane
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

GPS: 35.213316, -81.293555
 

Linwood Road access

4611 Linwood Road
Gastonia, NC 28086

GPS: 35.240917, -81.269312

 

Boulders access

108 Van Dyke Road
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

GPS: 35.171180, -81.362762

 

Hours

The gates at Sparrow Springs close at the listed times below.

  • December to February:
    7:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • November:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day

​There is a 1-mile hike to the campground from the parking lot. Please plan accordingly.

There is no gate entry before or after hours, including for campers, except in the case of a medical or law enforcement emergency.

 

The gates at Linwood Road and Boulders accesses close at the listed times below.
  • December to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • November:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

  • 8:00am to 5:00pm daily
     
  • Closed Christmas Day