Kings Mountain Gateway Trail

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, soft-packed gravel trail and single-track mountain biking trails.  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.    Directions  Trail Map


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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.”

Gateway Trail News

2014 at the Kings Mountain Gateway Trail

The trail is open from dawn to dusk for your enjoyment and is part of the Carolina Thread Trail, the Rails to Trails for N. C., and a National Recreation Trail site for the U. S.  Three miles of trail were added in 2011 & extend south to the bridge over hwy. I-85.  Visitation to the trail the first year, 2009 to 2010 was 60,000.  In 2012 the trail had 110,000 visitors! 

Our 4th anniversary was November 9, 2013 and a big event was held for that day with a ribbon cutting on the new Hamrick Overlook on top of the Cardio Trail that was built by Adam Satterfield who was awarded the Eagle Scout Award for the project.  There was a dedication at the trailhead for having just become a National Recreation Trail designated by the National Park Service June 2013, one of 28 in the U. S. and the only trail in N. C. for 2013...YEA!  We have worked hard and are thrilled to be a part of the NPS.  Dogs are welcome on the trail, just make sure they are on a 6' leash and clean up after them.  Look for other events to take place on our facebook page.  Activities are planned for a complete calendar coming soon or check the facebook page for the KMGTI.   

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