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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
Location
Blacksburg (SC)
Length
3.1 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Moderate
Surface
Natural surface
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Fees
No
Pets
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
35
Restrooms
Yes
Hours
Dawn - Dusk

Description

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
803-222-3209
kingsmountain@scprt.com
View website
South Carolina State Park
1205 Pendleton St.
Columbia, SC 29201
803-734-0156
View website

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Trail Tips

Pace Yourself
Plan to exercise for short time or distance, at a comfortable pace. As you become more active, you can gradually increase your output and notice your endurance as it improves.
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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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