Battlefield Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Clover, SC that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Battlefield Trail is a paved 1.5 mile loop trail located near Blacksburg, South Carolina and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking. It contains information and monuments about a Revolutionary War battle. The trail closes early, so check park hours on their website. This is the site of the Oct. 1780 Battle of Kings Mountain, wherein an outnumbered force of colonial sharpshooters surrounded and defeated a British Loyalist force. Although the battle was little more than an hour long, it was one of the major turning points of the war. Paved, this 1.5 mile trail climbs the ridge, passing several historical markers. It proceeds along the top of the ridge and then turns back. The trail is wooded and views are very limited. The trail and visitor facilities are accessible, though the trail has steep sections and cross slopes that require caution for wheelchairs and strollers. Service animals are permitted. The park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day. See www.nps.gov/kimo for further information and regulations.
Good trail, I like this park
Trail is now open. They used an elastic paving material (I'm thinking shredded tires) which made the trail even easier to walk.
Good hike, but the Battle Trail was closed for paving.
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!
Easy, paved 1.5 mi. trail. The hike is most interesting if you watch the half hour video in the visitor center before hand. The trail contains a lot of information about the Revolutionary War battle at Kings Mountain.
Hiked with 15 Cub Scouts - nature trail from primitive campsite to National park, Battlefield Trail, and back up Nature Trail to campsite with
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.
This is the focal point of the Kings Mountain National Military Park. For a short woodland trail - with a steep hill - this small park packs some nice history in with a pleasant hike.