Gaston County Highpoint Trip Report

The Pinnacle, Kings Mtn (1,690 ft)

Date: August 2, 2006
Author: Don Desrosiers

Used the Crowder Mountain State Park web site directions which were sufficient. I-85 southbound -> exit 13 to Edgewood Road -> At 1st light-> Right onto Franklin Blvd -> 2 miles to light -> left onto Sparrow Springs Road -> approximately 3 miles to the park.

From the park headquarters, take the orange blazed Pinnacle Trail to the top. It was rocky in places and a shade steep just after the 1460+ saddle but otherwise faster than I had expected.

The park brochure indicates the Pinnacle Trail is 1.7 miles, but I felt it was closer to 1.25.