Mountain State Park)
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.
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.
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.
For equestrian campsite reservations please contact the park
directly at 803-222-3209. For all other camping reservations,
(7275) or go online at
Kings Mountain State Park, 1277 Park Road, Blacksburg, SC, 29702.
803-222-3209. Office hours: 11 am to Noon and 4 pm to 5 pm.
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