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Kings Mountain State Park Trail

The National Recreation Trail in Kings Mountain State Park is marked by a blue blaze throughout the 16-mile loop trail. Carolina Thread Trail segment is 1.6-mile that connects to the red blaze of the Ridgeline Trail that will take you north to Crowders Mountain or continue on west to the visitor's center at the Kings Mountain Military Park to learn the history of the Revolutionary War Battle site. There is a beautiful dam created by the Lake Crawford near the parking.


Crowders Mountain State Park - Linwood Road Access, 4611 Linwood Rd, Kings Mountain, NC 28086, USA

3.1 Miles One Way


Best Use




Natural Surface

Walking, Hiking, Running


Mauney Memorial Library

100 South Piedmont Ave.

Kings Mountain NC



133 West

133 West Mountain St.

Kings Mountain NC


Art Piece

The Battle of Kings Mountain

100 East Mountain St.

Kings Mountain NC

Kings Mountain State Park

The Piedmont’s Kings Mountain State Park has miles of forested trails perfect for supreme Kings Mountain hiking, two fishing lakes, and sits adjacent to Kings Mountain National Military Park, one of many national park Revolutionary War sites.


Kings Mountain

Kings Mountain is home to comfortable climates, top-notch educational institutions, healthcare facilities, recreational opportunities and friendly people. Whether you are interested in outdoor recreation, the arts, dining and shopping, business and industry, education or healthcare, we have it all right here in Kings Mountain. Special events provide Kings Mountain residents and visitors with year-round family-style entertainment, by producing and promoting free festivals and city-wide holiday celebrations.

Hike these trails 

Located close by

Turnback Trail

Natural Surface

Easy, Moderate

1.2-mile, One way

Not as steep as the Pinnacle Trail, Turnback Trail is an easy to moderate, natural trail running mostly through the woods at Crowders Mountain State Park. This trail also tends to be less populated.

Crowders Trail

Natural Surface, Boardwalk, Gravel


2.5 miles, One Way

The Crowders Trail is part of the trail system at Crowders Mountain State Park and runs 2.5 miles through this popular park.

Backside Trail



.08 mi. one way

The Backside Trail can be found at Crowders Mountain State Park at the Linwood Road Access. This trail is a strenuous hike including 336 wooden steps to reach a breathtaking summit and connects to the Crowders Trail also in the park.

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