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Kings Mountain Gateway Trail

This trail will ultimately connect downtown Kings Mountain to Kings Mountain National Battlefield, Kings Mountain State Park, Crowders Mountain State Park, and the Overmountain Victory Trail. 
Trail Uses
Accessible Experience Walking / hiking / running Mountain biking
Location
Kings Mountain (NC)
Length
5.0 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Moderate
Surface
Gravel/Crushed stone, Boardwalk, Sidewalk
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Fees
No
Pets
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
25
Restrooms
Yes
Hours
Dawn - Dusk

Description

The Carolina Thread Trail portion of the Kings Mountain Gateway Trail is planned to connect the City of Kings Mountain to Crowders Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain National Military Park. Hikers and bikers can enjoy the 8 miles of trail, 5 of which are designated Thread Trail, which is comprised of crushed stone, boardwalk, and sidewalk. The trail is ADA compliant. The Kings Mountain Gateway Trail parking lot and trailhead features a restroom/office facility, a bike rack and kiosk, and a picnic shelter that includes nine picnic tables and two large grills. There is also an interpretive nature trail for children to explore. 

Kings Mountain Gateway Trail's trailhead is located on a one acre site about ½ of a mile south of Downtown Kings Mountain and is connected to downtown via sidewalks. The Carolina Thread Trail starts in the downtown of Kings Mountain, runs through the Kings Mountain Gateway Trail parking lot, on to the entrance of the Rail Trail at the Gateway and then turns right onto the loop trail then right again onto the Foote Trail that heads south to I-85 and on past to Galilee Church Road. The new section of trail on the south side of I-85 is great for flat surface walking and biking. You can park at the trail entrance at the end of Industrial Drive just off of hwy. 161. Go south over I-85 and Industrial Drive is to the right.

The trail will preserve the natural beauty of Kings Mountain and provide a place for nature exploration, education in science and history, and a venue for community events and family celebrations. 

Trail Manager

Visit the Kings Mountain Gateway Trails website for more information or contact:

Kings Mountain Gateway Trail
Shirley Brutko-Executive Director
704 739-9663
SBrutko@att.net
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Trailhead Information

Kings Mountain Gateway Trail Parking Address: 807 S. Battleground Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. MAP.

Kings Mountain Gateway Trail Trailhead at Parking Lot: MAP

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Foote Trail Parking: There is no parking at this time

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