Overmountain Victory Trail - Cowpens National Battlefield Segment

This rural trail, 1.6 miles long, offers a historic hike through the Cowpens National Battlefield. The trail travels along the historic Green River Road that both armies used to march to battle and passes many points of interest including the Robert Scruggs House, the 1856 Washington Light Infantry Monument, and several wayside exhibits about the Revolutionary War battle site.
Trail Uses
Walking / hiking / running Horseback riding
Gaffney (SC)
1.6 miles, One Way
Gravel/Crushed stone
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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
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Trailhead Information

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

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