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