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Rocktop Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (11)

A shorter, more challenging hike to the top of Crowder's Mountain.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.7

KM

Point to Point

1,395' 425 m

High

952' 290 m

Low

469' 143 m

Up

49' 15 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Leashed

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Description

The markers along the trail are more guidelines than actual trail markers. There are numerous areas that you must climb over/up boulders. The views are tremendous and there are several overlooks just off the trail. There are also ways around the most difficult boulders. It is not a long trail, but you'll be breathing heavy in several areas along the trail. Travel up this trail and then down the easier Crowders Trail; your knees will thank you.

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Kent Estep

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  3.8 from 11 votes

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#341

in North Carolina

#9,668

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Photos

Climbing through the rock garden.
Jul 15, 2018 near Besseme…, NC
Heading down the Rocktop Trail from the sumit!
Jul 9, 2018 near South G…, NC
Getting ready to cross the Freedom Mill Road with Khloe and Cooper
Jul 15, 2018 near South G…, NC
Wildfire smoke view from Crowders.
Nov 14, 2016 near Besseme…, NC

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Sep 6, 2020
Michelle Jones
May 31, 2020
Josh Davis
Great hike with really good views. This trail was perfect because there weren't too many others on it — 3h 15m
Aug 19, 2019
kiam foo
Aug 6, 2019
Claud W
Mar 30, 2019
Jason Ellison
1.1mi
Mar 24, 2019
Kevin Heimbrook
1.1mi
Jan 21, 2019
Mark McIntosh
Great day on the trail. a little ice on the back side on wood steps down to Crowders trail. temp in the mid 30's. 6mi — 3h 30m
Oct 13, 2018
Missy Jaskolka
6mi