Kings Mountain State Park
1277 Park RD | Blacksburg, SC 29702 | Phone: 803-222-3209 | Fax: 803-222-6948

Trails

Kings Mountain Hiking Trail

Length: 16 mile loop
Type: Hiking Trail
Difficulty: Moderately Difficult
Description: The moderately difficult, 16-mile Kings Mountain Hiking Trail loop offers some gorgeous hiking through rolling hills and granite outcroppings not far from Charlotte. The site of a famous Revolutionary War battle, Kings Mountain National Military Park and the adjoining Kings Mountain State Park are popular destinations. The parks sit in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, but they seem somewhat out-of-place with the area’s other gently rolling terrain. Small mountains called monadnocks jut above the surrounding flatland and offer enjoyable views. The trail itself winds through hardwood forest and along a stream toward the Kings Mountain battlefield, passing a fire tower and horse trail on two occasions. 

Kings Mountain Nature Trail

Length: 1.2 mile loop
Type: Hiking Trail
Difficulty: Easy
Description: This easy 1.2-mile loop trail begins at the picnic area in Kings Mountain State Park and is one the whole family would enjoy. There are various interpretive signs along the trail, which will educate you about the local wildlife, vegetation, and history. The area surrounding the trail is a dense hardwood forest with a floor covered in lush vegetation, which is especially beautiful during spring when colorful flowering trees and bushes are in full bloom. The local wildlife you may see includes deer, rabbits, wild turkey, and other various birds.

Kings Mountain Horse Trail

Length: 20 mile loop
Type: Equestrain Trail
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Description: This easy to moderately difficult 20-mile loop trail begins in Kings Mountain State Park and circles into Kings Mountain National Military Park, the site of a famous Revolutionary War battle. The surface is primarily flat with some rocky areas and some clay spots. A local saddle club takes care to watch over the trails and ensure solid footing on some of the ridge climbs. Both parks offer gorgeous riding through rolling hills and granite outcroppings not far from Charlotte, NC The parks sit in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ride Mountains, but they seem somewhat out-of-place with the area’s other gently rolling terrain. Small mountains called manodnocks jut above the surrounding flatland and offer spectacular views.

Living History Farm Trail

Length: 1.5 miles
Type: Hiking Trail
Difficulty: Easy
Description: This easy, 1.5-mile out and back trail is a unique feature in Kings Mountain State Park. In an area that is surrounded with historical relevance this trail provides an insight to what everyday life was like on a Carolina upstate farmstead during the revolutionary era. Highlights are a two-story farmhouse, barn, smokehouse, carpenter/blacksmith shop, sorghum mill and cooker, corncrib, cotton gin and several other small dwellings.  The best time to hike the trail is in the spring, which is when all the lush vegetation is in full bloom.