Kings Mountain National Military Park Battlefield Trail

Grover, North Carolina 28073

Kings Mountain National Military Park Battlefield Trail

Kings Mountain National Military Park: Battlefield Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The historic Battlefield Trail starts at Kings Mountain National Military Park Visitor Center and retraces the significant plot of land where the Patriots defeated the Loyalists in a critical victory that turned the tide of the American Revolution in the South. The paved trail is technically handicapped- accessible, but all hikers should be prepared for the brief steep climb to the summit of Kings Mountain. There are two monuments along the short ridgeline of the mountain.

The first, located at the summit of the mountain, is the Centennial Monument—erected by the descendants of the valiant Patriots who fought at Kings Mountain. The second is a tall white obelisk, commissioned by Congress and dedicated in 1909. Beyond the two, the entire journey is filled with information plaques, Major Patrick Ferguson’s gravestone, and other significant points of interest."

More Kings Mountain National Military Park: Battlefield Trail Professional Guides

Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"Explore the site of what is considered one of the most important confl icts of the Revolutionary War. This paved, wheelchair-accessible trail explores the 1780 Battle of Kings Mountain through a very welldone collection of interpretive plaques and monuments. The beautiful hardwood-forest setting and occasional distant views along the trail, which circles the top of Kings Mountain, are worth the trip even if you’re not interested in the history. One of the highlights is an obelisk, reminiscent of the Washington Monument, that marks the location in which the Battle of Kings Mountain began to turn in favor of the revolutionary patriots." Read more

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Trail Information

Grover
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
1.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1-1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Kings Mountain National Military Park, 2625 Park Rd., Blacksburg, SC 29702; (864) 936-7921; www.nps.gov/kimo
Local Contacts
USGS Grover; basic trail maps are available for free online at www.nps.gov/kimo/planyourvisit/upload/KIMOmap1.pdf
Local Maps

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Dec 2018