Companion peaks at Crowders Mountain State Park – The Pinnacle and Crowders Mountain – offer challenging hikes, towering cliffs and 25-mile views of the surrounding piedmont. Eleven trails range from pastoral to strenuous, including the Ridgeline Trail, which links to Kings Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina. A nine-acre lake offers choice spots for fishing or an opportunity to try canoeing with rentals available. The rugged terrain of Crowders Mountain lends itself to rock climbing and bouldering with permit in designated areas.
Backcountry camping is featured with individual sites approximately a mile from parking areas.
A visitor center with museum-quality exhibits complements regular interpretive programs.