The trail head is located on a one acre site about ½ of a mile south of Downtown Kings Mountain. The site is located at 807 S. Battleground Avenue at Quarry Road (GPS Coordinates N35° 13.802’ W081° 21.030’) and is connected to downtown via sidewalks. The Carolina Thread Trail starts in the downtown of Kings Mountain, runs through the Kings Mountain Gateway Trail parking lot, on to the entrance of the Rail Trail at the Gateway and then turns right onto the loop trail then right again onto the Foote trail that heads south to I-85 and on past to Galilee Church Road. The new section of trail on the south side of I-85 is great for biking, mostly flat and nearly finished. You can park at the trail entrance at the end of Industrial Drive just off of hwy. 161. Go south over I-85 and Industrial Drive is to the right.