The turn of the tide of success Thomas Jefferson called it "The turn of the tide of success." The battle of Kings Mountain, fought October 7th, 1780, was an important American victory during the Revolutionary War. The battle was the first major patriot victory to occur after the British invasion of Charleston, SC in May 1780. The park preserves the site of this important battle. Extended Weekend Hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day
You can go from the visitors center out to Browns Mountain and back and I think the whole trip is like 8 miles if you do it this way. The trail is nice and wide- lots of open space for a trail run. They closed the gates at 4pm the day I was there.
From an historical standpoint, this trail is as cool as it's going to get! I remember back in elementary school and middle school coming here on field trips and loving it! Now I'm 20 and I came back with my girlfriend and still so cool! So if you're history nerd, you will absolutely love this! Very simple hike with very minor hills. But pay attention to the historical landmarks!
Historical hike with markers and facts of the Battle of Kings Mtn the entire way. Visitors center with film and facts of the battle is recommended before the hike. Easy trail, but a couple of steep places. Hiked a couple of days after a storm left downed trees throughout the park, but the trail was completely cleared of fallen trees and debris.