Battlefield Trail Professional Review and Guide
"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."
--Steve Goodrich & Ashley Goodrich, Best Hikes with Dogs: Georgia & South Carolina (The Mountaineers Books).
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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