Trail Sponsors

Gateway Trail 5K/10M & Fun Run Saturday, March 7, 2015

To sign up for our 6th annual run, call 704 739-9663 for an application!  You won't want to miss this opportunity to participate!  Lots of fun and a great work out at the Gateway.  Also, you can be a sponsor for the run.  The contribution levels are:

Pinnacle Presenting   $500.00

Trailblazer                       250.00 

Cougar                            100.00

Red Fox                            50.00

Sponsors will be given credit on all printed material, on the run shirts, and will be announced at the event and in the newspaper.  A large banner will be placed on the front of the office at the trail head with 2015 sponsors and be on display all year.  KMGT is a fully qualified 501c(3) non-profit corporation and all contributions are fully tax deductible.  Our Federal Tax ID is 20-3925649 & the non-profit is 75068.  Please make your check payable to the Kings Mountain Gateway Trails, Inc. by February 16, 2015 and mail to P. O. Box 859, Kings Mountain, N. C. 28086

The Gateway Trail is a greenway designed to connect the City of Kings Mountain to Crowders Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain National Military Park and the Overmountain Victory Trail. This greenway will consist of paved trail and soft-packed gravel trail.  The trail is already providing recreational opportunities to thousands of people in our region, enhancing economic development for our community, and providing a venue for citizens to link to one another and the rich history of our region.  Information boards located along the trail tell the history of the area.

The trail is preserving the natural beauty of Kings Mountain and is providing a place for nature exploration, education in science and history and a venue for community events and celebrations of family. The Kings Mountain Gateway Trail is providing a hiking and biking experience unparalleled in our region. Please enjoy your exploration of our website, and then visit the Kings Mountain Gateway Trail for a great day of education, health, and family fun. 

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Mission Statement

“Our mission is to improve the quality of life, health and well-being of the citizens of the City of Kings Mountain through the collaborative efforts of local, state and federal agencies as well as local business and industry, by providing natural resource based recreational opportunities.”

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National Recreation Trails

In June of 2013 the National Park Service designated the Gateway Trail as a National Recreation Trail, one of 28 in the US. and the only trail in N. C. for 2013...YEA!  To learn more visit

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