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Crowders Mountain
Crowders Mountain Hikes
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Hike 1
October 22, 2011  (Me, John, & Alan)
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Crowders Mountain is one of those special, beautiful places that you can return to over and over again and never
get tired of seeing all that is available to enjoy -- from the park facilities to most certainly --
the bounty of the absolutely fantastic natural beauty that surrounds you at all times.
Geologically Crowders
Mountain is not a true
mountain but is a monadnock,
an isolated erosional
remnant, that rises abruptly
from the surrounding plain.

Crowders Mountain sharply
rises some 800 feet above
the surrounding countryside,
and presents sheer rock
cliffs that are 100 - 150 feet
in height. The mountain rises
to 1,625 feet above sea level.

The peak is believed to be
the remnant of a much higher
mountain which formed some
400 - 500 million years ago
and was gradually worn down
by the elements.

In the early 1970s a mining
company conducted
exploratory sampling on the
mountain as preparation to
purchase the mineral rights.
The stated goal at the time
was to “strip mine” the
mountain – effectively
leveling it or at least, a
significant part of it.

Thanks to grassroots efforts
by local citizens, educational
institutions, and organizations
the state government was
convinced that the area
should be set aside and
protected due to significant
natural communities, plants
and animals, intrinsic beauty,
and unique recreational
opportunities.

In 1973 the State of North
Carolina officially designated
the area as Crowders
Mountain State Park and it
opened to the public in 1974.
King's Pinnacle was added to
the park in 1987. Another
2,000 acres was added in the
year 2000.