This is one park that we have hiked often in. The first time we went on a hike here was on our first weekend in this country, when we were still in the hotel.
This state park is close to us, convenient to reach, the hike itself is great - short but a decent climb in a green setting. Works when we want to do a hike but don't want to go too far.
We made a trip here last Saturday, March 31. This time too, as always, we took the pinnacle trail and reached the top in 45 minutes. We spent some time enjoying the view of Gaston county before starting on the decent. With this hike done now we have seen this park in every season. This being the beginning of spring, we saw some really pretty flowering trees. Dogwoods, Yellow Jessamine, Wild Azaleas were all in bloom and begging to be photographed.
A even took a small video of the little steam flowing, the sound is a delight to hear now. Have to figure out about uploading it on Youtube.