King's Mountain Hiking Trail

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Trail Distance: 16 miles
Time Estimate: 7 hr 20 min
Elevation Gain: 1545 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Hard
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Yes
Description
Kings Mountain Hiking Trail is located in Piedmont's Kings Mountain State Park. This long, loop trail is the perfect way to explore this expansive park. The area is rife with history, and the trail even passes through the adjacent Kings Mountain Military Park, a National Park Revolutionary War Site. Another historical feature in the park is the Living History Farm, which is a replica of an 1800's Piedmont farm, and gives visitors a glimpse into the past. 

Admission to Kings Mountain Hiking Trail is $2 per adult over 15 years of age, and $1.25 for seniors. Pups are free! After you enter the park, take a right towards the lovely Lake Crawford. Here you'll find restrooms, and the Kings Mountain Hiking Trailhead. The trail itself features rolling hills and granite outcroppings, winds through hardwood forests, and along a stream where your pup can cool their paws. It then heads towards the historic Kings Mountain battlefield. It's not a technically challenging trail, aside from it's length and a few tricky creek crossings. You may want to wear waterproof shoes, and bring a towel to avoid muddy paw prints in your car! 

You can either choose to set aside an entire day to complete this hike, or break it up over a couple days and spend the night under the stars with your best pal. Along the trail, there are several backcountry campsites. Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time, and grab a map before you hit the trails so you can be sure of their location. If you decide to just make a day of it, note that the park's hours are 8 AM to 6 PM, and during daylight savings, 7 AM to 9 PM.  

There are many other things in this park to keep you and your pup entertained, such as fishing, paddling, picnicking, and horseback ridding. Dogs are allowed in most outdoor areas of the park, as long as they stay leashed, picked up after, and remain respectful to all humans and creatures. 

Kings Mountain Hiking Trail is a furtastic way to spend some quality time outdoors with your doggo!

Trail Features
Forest, Lake, Diverse Landscape
Abundant Wildlife, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Always check the weather before heading out, and dress accordingly. It's a good idea to check yourself and your dog for ticks after your hike.
Address
1277 Park Rd
Blacksburg, SC 29702
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Address
1277 Park Rd
Blacksburg, SC 29702
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM