Cowpens Battlefield Trail is a hiking trail in Cherokee County, South Carolina. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 978 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 102 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.
Cowpens Battlefield Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This is really more of a walk than a hike, but the historical value makes it a definite inclusion for our five-star trails. Even though the Battle of Cowpens lasted less than an hour, it was the most significant turning point in the Revolutionary War, leading to the Patriots’ victory at Yorktown. On January 17, 1781, General Daniel Morgan led his outnumbered troops against British soldiers and won. There are interpretive signs along the trail explaining the important events that took place at this former cattle pasture (hence the name Cowpens). Bring the whole family on this historically significant trail."
--Sherry Jackson, Five-Star Trails: South Carolina Upstate (Menasha Ridge Press).
"As the trail leads you across this battlefield locale, you’ll find you’re standing where a strategic battle once took place, a battle that helped the Patriots turn the tables on the Brits in the South.
Although this park is heavily used by locals, there’s a reverent respect, a silence in the air that’s only overshadowed by the sound of the birds chirping in the background. If you close your eyes and use your imagination, you can picture the history that happened here, a history that helped forge the freedom we Americans still enjoy to this day."
--Melissa Watson, Best Dog Hikes South Carolina (Falcon Guides).
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