The 1st Day Hike will be taking place as planned. Remember that the meeting place is at Kings Mountain State Park, SC this year. Come dressed for the weather ans prepared for wet, muddy hiking. A shuttle will be available for anyone who only plans to hike one way.Last updated on: Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Personal non-motorized boats may be launched in the lake. Call the park office for additional information: 704-853-5375.Last updated on: Monday, September 24, 2018
The beauty and diversity of Crowders Mountain State Park are best appreciated on its miles of hiking trails. Hiking trails lined with wildflowers and mountain laurel lead along the ridges and to the summits of Crowders Mountain and Kings Pinnacle. Other trails are easy promenades through pastoral surroundings. Circle the lake on a gravel path or view aquatic plants and animals along a narrow creek. Bring a pair of binoculars and do some bird watching or tote a camera and capture the beauty of wildflowers in bloom.
Just before reaching the summit, hikers will climb up 336 wooden steps.
The trail includes one state road crossing, and provides access to the Crowders summit via the Backside Trail.
The trail gives campers access to the family backpack camping area.
This loop trail connects with a portion of the Turnback Trail and follows a creek for some portions of the trail.
Crowders Mountain State Park’s TRACK Trail adventures were designed for use on the Turnback Trail, Fern Trail, and Lake Trail. These three trail combined make a 2.1 mile round-trip hike.
The trail gives campers access to the group backpack camping area.
Crowders Mountain State Park
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
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.