Which Way Photo Challenge: 2023 Crowders Mountain State Park

Ridgeline Trail

Crowders Mountain State Park is a 5,217-acre North Carolina state park located in Gaston County, North Carolina in the United States. Gaston County is located 32 miles west of Charlotte. It is on the outskirts of Gastonia, North Carolina.

Which Way should we go?
To Boulders Overlook
or into South Carolina?

Crowders Mountain State Park includes two mountain peaks with fabulous views of the surrounding Piedmont area. The peaks include Crowders Mountain and The Pinnacle. There are three different Access Points to the state park.

  • Sparrow Springs Access and Visitor Center – 20 miles of hiking trails
  • Linwood Road Access – 4 miles of hiking trails
  • Boulder Access – 6 miles of hiking trails.
Ridgeline Trail Map

My grandson and I entered the Crowders Mountain State Park via the Boulders Access Point. This was the first time I took him to this location. We didn’t go far on this trip, only 2.8 miles round trip. We hiked a small portion of the Ridgeline Trail. The entire Ridgeline Trail runs along both North and South Carolina.

The Ridgeline Trail is only one of many trails in the state park. The Boulders Access has a visitor center, restrooms, and picnic areas along with the hiking trails. At this location are quite a number of various sizes of boulders. Some of the boulders were close to the trail and too much of a temptation for my grandson to resist climbing. The Boulders Access area is less crowded then the main access at the Sparrow Springs Access point. The trail is rocky and traverses up and down and around the mountain.

Park Information:

Crowders Mountain State Park 522 Park Office Lane Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Posting for Alive & Trekking’s Which Way Photo Challenge.

Which Way Photo Challenge

Photo Credit: Deb L. Waters

Photos shot on a iPhone 14 Pro Max

God Bless. Thank you for sharing in our adventures. I appreciate y’all.

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