Battlefield Trail

Kings Mountain National Military Park, South Carolina

Elevation Gain518ft
Trailhead Elevation841ft
Elevation Min/Max821/1016ft
Elevation Start/End841/841ft

Battlefield Trail

Battlefield Trail is a hiking trail in York County, South Carolina. It is within Kings Mountain National Military Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 841 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 518 feet. The Kings Mountain Visitor Center parking, the Kings Mountain National Visitor Center information, and the Kings Mountain National Military Park Visitor Center museum are near the trailhead. The trail ends near the Kings Mountain Battleground Cemetery (elevation 837 feet) grave yard.

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Georgia & South Carolina (The Mountaineers Books)
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"Kings Mountain National Military Park commemorates a pivotal and significant victory by American Patriots over American Loyalists during the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War. The battle fought on October 7, 1780, destroyed the left wing of Cornwallis’s army and effectively ended Loyalist ascendance in the Carolinas. The victory halted the British advance into North Carolina, forced Lord Cornwallis to retreat from Charlotte into South Carolina, and gave General Nathanael Greene the opportunity to reorganize the American Army. This 1.5-mile hike is marked by wayside exhibits and battle monuments that tell the story of the historic skirmish between patriot and Loyalist troops."

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short, paved and easy. Packed my 15 month old son on the pack and spent about an hour. Killer cell phone guided tour of the main points of interest in the Battle. A nice way to spend an afternoon!

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