Overmountain Victory Trail: Lake Whelchel

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Save Your Skin

Use sunscreen and/or wear long light layers and a hat when out during the day.

Trailhead

Parking Address: 122 Boat Landing Dr, Gaffney, SC 29341. MAP

Trailhead Location: MAP

Additional Directions: The trailhead is just outside the gate for the parking lot. Be aware that the gate closes at a certain time so please check with the boat landing staff for the parking lot closing time.

 

Description

After parking, the trail can be accessed on the other side of the gate you drove through. The trail goes in two directions so you can enter the trail to the left and right. The trail to the left is longer at about one mile compared to the trail to the right which is about half a mile long. Both trails travel along the shoreline and offer great views of Lake Whelchel. A portion of the left trail travels along the north side of a truck operating center. Neither trail loops back to the parking lot.

Trail Manager

The Overmountain Victory Trail is operated by the National Park Park Service.

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This natural surface trail offers a beautiful hike along the south shoreline of Lake Whelchel.

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Mountain Biking
Location Gaffney (SC)
Difficulty Moderate
Length1.7 miles, One Way
Surface Natural surface
Fees No
PetsPermitted on leash
Motorized vehiclesNot Permitted
ADA CompliantNo
Number of parking spaces50
RestroomsNo
Hours of operationDawn - Dusk

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