Reach New Heights When You Hike The 3.7-Mile Pinnacle Trail In North Carolina

Hiking in North Carolina offers year-round adventure, whether you’re trekking over the huge living sand dune at Kill Devil Hills, checking out the enormous trees at Joyce Kilmer, or hiking to a summit high in the clouds. And while you may expect all of the tall summits in the Tar Heel State to be found over in western North Carolina, you may be pleasantly surprised when you hear about Kings Pinnacle. With an elevation of 1,705 feet, its jagged appearance rises above the Piedmont in majestic fashion.

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Crowders Mountain State Park is an easy 30-mile drive west from Charlotte. From Winston-Salem, it’s 104 miles, and from Asheville, it’s a mere 98 miles… plus another two to reach the summit of Kings Pinnacle.

Learn more about the hike from our friends at AllTrails and find out the day-use hours and more things to do while you’re at Crowders Mountain State Park by checking out the official website.

Address: 522 Park Office Ln, Kings Mountain, NC 28086, USA