Mountain Bike Festival

Check out the links below to more information on the Mountain Bike Festival coming on June 17 and 18!

Trail Sponsors


 Kings Mountain Tourism Development Authority
C&C Scrap Iron & Metal
Cleveland County
Firestone Fibers & Textiles Company
Martin Marietta Aggregates
Neisler Brothers Inc
Southern Power Company
Vicki & Earl Strine
City of Kings Mountain

Baldor/Reliance Electric
Dr. & Mrs. Paul Hendricks
James & Marylou Ware

Anne & Doug Elam

Wild Birds Unlimited
Gene & Dru White


Bank of the Ozarks
Edy & Eric Bergstrom
Ronnie & Rita Franks
Evelyn & Larry Hamrick, Sr
Corky & Barbara Fulton
Edward Jones-H Douglas Satterfield
Edward Jones-Jack Buchanan
Kings Mountain Family YMCA
KM Crossfit
Ronnie & Libby Hawkins
James & Penelope Larson
Dr. & Mrs. Brett Niblack
Timms Furniture Co.
Smith Paving
The McRae Company LLC
Warlick & Hamrick Insurance
Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Eskridge
Mary Adams
Burch Electric Inc.
Gentle Moon Cafe
Mary & David Dilling
Sara Griffin
Hounds Campground
Summitt Place of Kings Mountain
Jerry & Jane King
Alan & Patricia Propst
Dr. & Mrs. Martin Stallings
Hallie Conner


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.”

Gateway Trail News

2016 Events

2016 Trail Schedule of Events

Become a Trail Run Sponsor for 2016 by sending your donation to Kings Mountain Gateway Trails, Inc.,

P. O. Box 859, Kings Mountain, N. C. 28086

March 11, 2016, 6 p.m., Galaxy Quest, look through high powered telescopes at planets, etc. on top of the Plateau Trail.

March 12, 2016:  Gateway Trail 5K, 10 Mile Run, Walk, & Fun Run, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, sign up today on line at or contact 704 739-9663 for more information.

April 16, 2016, 12 noon, Carolina Thread Trail Ribbon cutting for the new section of the Foote Trail at Galilee Church Road.  Please join us for this event!  There will be refreshments, trail updates, and a hike on the new section of trail after the ribbon cutting.  Please join us as we celebrate 2 more miles of trail!!!!!!

April 23, 2016, Noon until 4 p.m., Earth Day Celebration, The Raptor Center display, a petting zoo, book signing, crafts, Log Cabin Band, vendors, and lots more!!!!!  All are invited to join in on the fun!  This is our first Earth Day event...

May 7, 2016 Trail Photo Reception at the Kings Mountain Art Center.  Photos must be taken in the past 2 years at the Gateway Trail and turned in at the Art Center, 301 North Piedmont Ave. in Kings Mountain April 30 to May 1, 2016.  Photos need to be matted and backed and ready for hanging.  Contact the Southern Arts Society for a brochure about the event, or call 704 739-5585 or email

June 18, A possible Bike Event...stay tuned for more about this!

June 17 to July 24, Story Time on the Trail sponsored by the Library

October 8, 2016, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gateway Festival at the Trail

For Questions about any of our trail events call

704 739-9663 or leave a message at

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