Battlefield Trail

EASY 36 reviews

Battlefield Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Clover, South Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
213 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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.

hiking
12 days ago

Quick and easy. Good history along the way.

19 days ago

Enjoyed the walk walk, view and info along the way

walking
3 months ago

Great hike on a cool morning. Great trail with the dogs.

walking
4 months ago

Quick, short path. The hills make it a great workout. The kids liked the unpaved walk through the woods too.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

The hills for a workout are great. Love the pathway.

5 months ago

Quick trail. Easy and lots of history!!!

5 months ago

Fun trail. A lot of great sites. A lot of history. And an audio guided tour.

7 months ago

Very safe and the rangers are the friendliest! Restrooms are always nice and clean.

8 months ago

Great trail to walk with puppies or young kids!

hiking
Thursday, November 03, 2016

Easy very informative trail. Nice views and nice monuments.

hiking
Friday, August 19, 2016

Good trail, I like this park

hiking
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Trail is now open. They used an elastic paving material (I'm thinking shredded tires) which made the trail even easier to walk.

hiking
Saturday, August 08, 2015

Good hike, but the Battle Trail was closed for paving.

hiking
Thursday, October 16, 2014

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!

hiking
Saturday, November 24, 2012

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.

hiking
Monday, January 02, 2012

Hiked with 15 Cub Scouts - nature trail from primitive campsite to National park, Battlefield Trail, and back up Nature Trail to campsite with

hiking
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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.

hiking
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

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.

28 days ago

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