Horse Trail
Kings Mountain Horse

(Kings Mountain State Park)

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Description:
This easy to moderately difficult 20-mile loop trail begins in Kings Mountain State Park and circles into Kings Mountain National Military Park, the site of a famous Revolutionary War battle. The surface is primarily flat with some rocky areas and some clay spots. A local saddle club takes care to watch over the trails and ensure solid footing on some of the ridge climbs. Both parks offer gorgeous riding through rolling hills and granite outcroppings not far from Charlotte, NC The parks sit in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ride Mountains, but they seem somewhat out-of-place with the area’s other gently rolling terrain. Small mountains called manodnocks jut above the surrounding flatland and offer spectacular views.

Horses must be shod. Insect repellent is recommended during warm months.

Length: 20-mile loop

Directions: From Exit 82 on I-77 north of Rock Hill: Drive west on SC 161 to York and turn right (north) onto US 321/SC 161. Stay on SC 161 when it forks to the left and continue to the junction with York County S-46705 (Park Road). Enter the park and drive to Apple Road and turn left. The trailhead and parking are approximately .8 mile on the left.

From Spartanburg: Drive northeast on I-85 to Exit 8 in North Carolina, and turn right onto SC 161 back into South Carolina. The park entrance is approximately five miles on the right. Enter the park and drive to Apple Road and turn left. The Trailhead and parking are approximately .8 mile on the left.

Camping: For equestrian campsite reservations please contact the park directly at 803-222-3209.  For all other camping reservations, call 866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at www.SouthCarolinaParks.com.

Park Information: Kings Mountain State Park, 1277 Park Road, Blacksburg, SC, 29702. Telephone: 803-222-3209. Office hours: 11 am to Noon and 4 pm to 5 pm.

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Updated: August 14, 2008
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