Have you heard of Crowders Mountain? It’s an oasis of greenery and nature in North Carolina that is free to visit. Here are 5 tips for enjoying Crowders Mountain!
1. Bring bug spray
Crowders Mountain is a wonderful place to walk but the bugs and mosquitos may be a problem for you. Come prepared with bug spray if you tend to get bitten.
2. Bring plenty of water and snacks
If you walk around for any length of time you are bound to need water. It’s a steep gradual hill which requires much effort. There are several trails to choose from and when you get to the top you will probably be hungry. We didn’t have any snacks, just water but I won’t make that mistake again. Some nuts or boiled eggs or some type of protein would have hit the spot.
3. Bring your cell phone
Some of the trails can be a bit isolated so keep your cell phone with you in case of emergency.
4. Be careful around the ledges
You know I’m scared of heights, right? So me taking this picture in front of this rock that had a death plunging drop behind it (ok, I’m exaggerating a bit but it was high!) was a big deal for me. See how I’m holding on to the rock in front of me? There are no railings anywhere so please pay close attention as you are walking. And yes, that’s sweat. We had just walked for an hour up hill and I sweat like a dude. Sexy!
5. If you are going to climb, register with park staff
Unfortunately there are many deaths at Crowder’s Mountain so please be sure to follow the rules and register with park staff.
There are many things you can do at Crowder’s Mountain. They have water sports, fishing, camping, and you can have a picnic. It’s only about 45 minutes from Charlotte and well worth the drive. It’s a perfect way to experience the beauty of nature!