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Distance

6 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Moderate

Δ Elevation (FT)

~250 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Kings Mountain NMP Map

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Clarks Creek Trail (KMNMP)

South Carolina

  • Hiking Kings Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina.

Activities & Features



Notes

Clarks Creek Trail in Kings Mountain N.M.P. South Carolina is a moderate hike that is kid friendly and offers incredible history of the Revolutionary War. When hiking this trail make sure to keep an eye peeled for a wide array birds and other wildlife roaming about. There is camping available nearby in Kings Mountain State Park.

History

On October 7, 1780 during the American Revolutionary War the Battle of Kings Mountain occurred in rural South Carolina. Thomas Jefferson called it the “the turn of the tide of success.” The decisive Patriot victory was the first after the British sacked Charleston in May of 1780. Roughly 900 Patriots including John Crockett, the father of legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett were outnumbered by Red Coats, but ultimately prevailed. Killing nearly 300 while only losing about 30 of their own men and capturing more than 650 British soldiers. The men fighting on the British side at Kings Mountain were born in America, but fighting for the United Kingdom. Today, hikers can follow in the footprints of those who fought for a nation of their own at Kings Mountain National Military Park.

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Entrance Free
Contact: Kings Mountain NMP 2625 Park Road Blacksburg, SC 29702

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