Crowders Mountain Loop via Tower Trail

2 reviews #11 hike out of 13 in
2.7 mi
1 hrs 22 min
655 ft
Elev Gain


This is a popular easy to moderate loop trail to Crowders Mountain along the Backside and Tower Trail in Crowders Mountain State Park.

Getting Started

Park at the Linwood Road Access parking lot to begin this hike. There are restrooms, at the Park Ranger Station, right where the trail begins and no admission or parking fees. The Tower Trail quickly branches into the Backside Trail and Tower Trail. Go Right to the Back Side Trail for a moderate hike up the trail and 300+ steps. Alternatively, go Left to take the less steep, and longer, Tower Trail to the summit. Both lead to the summit of Crowders Mountain, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. There are many large rocks at the top to explore and find a good spot to watch the sunset.

Taking Children

This is an easy hike for children, though there is a decent amount of elevation to reach the summit. The trails are wide, well-marked, and easy to follow.

Watch children at the summit. The trail ends and large rock croppings begin. There is no fence or guardrail to protect the edge of the cliff.

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jhinkle0628 2 months ago
Linwood TH to Crowders
With Frank, Kim, , and Marley. Anne left behind, too long with work certifications. Hike up trail, steep with 300+ steps and circle back on gentle slope service road.
ddnixes 4 years, 5 months ago