Battlefield Trail is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Grover, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.5 miElevation gain209 ftRoute typeLoop
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This trail 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 October 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 on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Accessibility: The trail surface is spongy rubber, smooth, and typically at least eight feet wide. The grade is somewhat gentle but has multiple steep sections estimated between an 8% and 12% grade where wheelchair/mobility equipment and stroller users may need assistance (especially manual). Users have described it as hilly the whole way so it can be quite a workout. There is a self-guided audio cell phone tour that you can call as well. There are benches along the way for resting that have a paved spot for wheelchairs beside them.

Parking is at the lot for the Visitor Center and is free. The Visitor Center has accessible information, exhibits and restrooms.

Kings Mountain National Military Park 2625 Park Road Blacksburg, SC 29702-8386 864-936-7921 www.nps.gov/kimo

The park visitor center and the trailhead are on SC Route 216, in Blacksburg, SC. From I-85 in North Carolina, take Exit 2. Drive south, across the state line into South Carolina, and follow signs.

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Dan Marlin
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Tears came to my eyes knowing the sacrifice ancestors had made to drive the British to from whence they came. Great trail lots of history.

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Jacob Beatty
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A hike and a history lesson

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Bobby Reneau
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Niall Olson
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Evan Bohnen
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Very interesting history.

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Olga Ruzhyev
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Dive Buddies
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nice walk great rubber trail.

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Tis Gery
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Leslie Driskill
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I was really impressed by the accessibility of this trail. The entire trail was paved with rubber composite. Even the benches had a paved place next to them for a wheelchair. It was a great example of how a nature park can be made accessible while maintaining the natural, woodsy feel. I imagine that some of the hills might be difficult to traverse in a non-motorized chair. The trail went up to the top of Kings Mountain and featured signs detailing the events of the battle. This quick hike was a fun way to soak up some history while getting in my steps for the day.

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Jonathan Bowman
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Hard with stroller because of hills. Paved the whole way. Good historical markers.

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Vicki High
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Randy Montminy
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Informative and well maintained

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Jeff Campbell
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Very nice walk, some small ups and downs, but no big climbs. Went in w low expectations based on reviews. Very fast - 22-24 min miles with 4 kids (10-12 YOs). Views limited to end, but would be less with full leaves. Nice add-on with the battlefield loop of 1.5 miles. Good facilities.

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Steve Rousseau
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Beautiful trail made of rubberized material. Great seeing it with fall colors. Signs conveyed the historical significance of this battle well. It was very enlightening.

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Kelly Lovelace
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Angela Cunningham
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As usual, peaceful and beautiful. Very few people. Love it!

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Brandon Manns
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love this trail as a quick easy way to get outside. the trail is rubberized so its a very friendly trail

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Jonathan Van Eck
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This was a pleasant hike through the woods. We went around the loop in the military park as well which was pleasant. The prettiest part of the hike was the creek that ran along much of the trail. Overall difficulty I would say was pretty easy. Just a few climbs here and there with high trail quality and well marked. Depending on the distance you can tolerate, I would say it’s right for all skill levels, not requiring unique gear.

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Ryan Junior
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Very well maintained trail, was like walking on running track. Lots of monuments and historical markers. It even has a self guided audio cell phone tour you can call. Visitor Center was closed, like most all NPS locations in South Carolina.

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Angela Cunningham
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Quiet, scenic, historic. Beautiful walk on easy, all paved with recycled tire trail. Lots of historic monuments.

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Walt Morgan
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Very nice with lots of interpretive markers

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Tabitha Whitson
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Susanna Sharpe
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Easy paved trail, lots of historical markers. Saw a rattlesnake sunning on the trail!

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Julian White
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Jeff DiSomma
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shanda stone
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Nice pathway, soft and spongy rubber covers the path. I guess for less stress on your joints. Informative, you can even do audible with your phone. Park closes at 5

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Casey Suarez
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Sherri Lorentz
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The trail is well-maintained. Loads of revolutionary war history. Visitor Center was closed at the time.

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David Ford
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Great trail

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Stephen Williams
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Nice surfaced loop trail highlighting the historic Revolutionary War battle at this site. Well maintained, nice visitor's center, restrooms, historic reenactments, all add up to a pleasant and informative walk through the woods.

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