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Distance

16 miles

Trail Type

Loop

Trail Difficulty

Strenuous

Δ Elevation (FT)

~400 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Kings Mountain NMP Map

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Kings Mountain Park Loop Trail

South Carolina

  • Kings Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina.

Activities & Features



Notes

Kings Mountain Park Loop Trail is a tough hike that explores everything the park has to offer. Hikers can expect amazing scenery and being immersed in history. This trail also enters Kings Mountain State Park and the entire length is likely too long for young kids. Along the way keep an eye peeled for bird and wildlife watching opportunities. 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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