Overmountain Victory Trail - Cowpens National Battlefield Segment

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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.

Trailhead

Parking Address and Trailhead Location:: 4001 Chesnee Highway, Gaffney, SC 29341. MAP

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Description

This 1.6-mile gravel trail provides a great place to walk or run in a very historical setting. The battlefield is a unit of the National Park System, a bureau of the United States Department of the Interior.

Soon after crossing Cowpens Road, the historic Robert Scruggs House will be on the left. The trail also features the 1856 Washington Light Infantry Monument and occasional wayside exhibits. These exhibits contain information about the Revolutionary War battle and commemorate the victory of Brigadier General Daniel Morgan over his dreaded foe, Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton, in the cause for American Independence. It was an important link in a chain of events that ultimately led to the defeat and surrender of the British commander Lord Earl Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia, in October 1781. 

Other Information

For more information about Cowpens National Battlefield, go to the National Park Service Website

Trail Manager

Cowpens National Battlefield is operated by the National Park Service. The NPS contact number for Cowpens National Battlefield is 864-461-2828.

National Park Service
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202-208-6843

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Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Horseback Riding
Location Gaffney (SC)
Difficulty Easy
Length 1.6 miles, One Way
Surface Gravel/Crushed stone
Fees No
Pets Permitted on leash
Motorized vehicles Not Permitted
ADA Compliant No
Number of parking spaces 6
Restrooms Yes
Hours of operation 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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