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Kings Mountain State Park Trail - National Recreation Trail

This natural surface hiking trail connects Crowders Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain National Military Park. This segment is part of a 15-mile trail network that encompasses four trails within the parks with various access points.
Trail Uses
Walking / hiking / running
Blacksburg (SC)
3.10 miles, One Way
Natural surface
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
Dawn - Dusk


The National Recreation Trail in Kings Mountain State Park is marked by a blue blaze throughout the 16-mile loop trail. Carolina Thread Trail segment is 1.6-mile that connects to the red blaze of the Ridgeline Trail that will take you north to Crowders Mountain or continue on west to the visitor's center at the Kings Mountain Military Park to learn the history of the Revolutionary War Battle site. There is a beautiful dam created by the Lake Crawford near the parking.

Other Information

For additional clarification, see this MAP and individual websites for information-Crowders Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain National Military Park.

Trail Manager

Visit the Kings Mountain State Park website or contact:

Kings Mountain State Park
1277 Park Road
Blacksburg, SC 29702
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South Carolina State Park
1205 Pendleton St.
Columbia, SC 29201
View website

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Use sunscreen and/or wear long light layers and a hat when out during the day.
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View Connector Trails
Backside Trail
Crowders Mountain Trail
Pinnacle Trail
Ridgeline Trail

Trailhead Information

Crowders Mountain State Park Access from Pinnacle Trail:

Parking Address: Visitors Center - 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. MAP

Trailhead Location: MAP

Crowders Mountain State Park Boulder Access

Parking Address: 108 Van Dyke Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. MAP

Kings Mountain State Park Access:

Parking Address: GPS Address - 1277 Park Road, Clover, SC 29702. MAP

Parking Address: at Lake Crawford Road MAP


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