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Tower Trail at Crowders Mountain

Begins at the Linwood Access Area and ends at the radio towers on Crowders Mountain. The trail is an old roadbed that begins with a gentle climb that becomes steep towards the end. Please note that business vehicles use this trail to access the radio towers near the summit.


522 Park Office Ln, Gastonia, NC 28052, USA

1.8 miles one way


Best Use




Natural Surface

Walking, Hiking


Gastonia is the largest town in Gaston County, North Carolina and can be found just south of I-85 off of exit 17 in the center of the county. Hwy 321 runs north and south straight through town giving even better access to this booming metropolis.

Crowders Mountain

A visit to Crowders Mountain might include hiking more than 20 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, backcountry camping, picnicking and fishing.

Hike these trails 

Located close by

Nature Trail at Schiele Museum

Natural Surface


0.7 mile loop

This nature trail is free for all visitors with access to the Play'Scape. Pets must be leashed.

Fern Trail at Crowders Mountain

Natural Surface


0.80 miles loop

This loop trail connects with a portion of the Turnback Trail and follows a creek for some portions of the trail.

Rocktop Trail at Crowders Mountain

Natural Surface


1.4 miles one way

This trail crosses several rock ledges and requires good footwear and careful attention to staying on the trail.

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