King’s Mountain State Park
You ride mostly through forests on these well-maintained trails. It’s mostly hardwoods with an occasional pine. You climb a gradual slope and you’re on a ridge, looking down into a valley. Some of the ridges are rocky but it never becomes strenuous or mountainous. On one of the ridges, at the right time of the year, you’re treated to a spectacular display of pinkish red flowers.
You start in the state park, but your ride will take you into Kings Mountain National Military Park as well. Imagine the American militia hiding behind these rocks and trees with fierce determination. These men fought a victorious backwoods battle which turned the Revolution in America’s favor. You’re riding through history.
Nature provides several creeks as good watering holes. Red cardinals and wild turkeys can be spotted most of the time and you may see one of
the elusive deer. When nature gets overzealous with its growth of weeds and fallen limbs, the Friends of Kings Mountain State Park makes sure the ride will be worry-free since they maintain the trail.
15 primitive sites with corral. A water spigot in the campground for visitors to get water and there is no electricity. This is a primitive equine camping area. Reservations can be made online at www.southcarolinaparks.com, our call center at 1-866-345-7275, or by contacting the park at 803-222-3309.
From I-85 Southbound (coming from Charlotte):
Take exit 8, turn left onto Hwy 161, go across NC/SC state line and park entrance will be on the right. Once you turn into the park, the equestrian entrance will be to your left on Apple Road. Camping straight across to your right.
Kings Mountain State Park
1277 Park Rd,
Blacksburg, SC 29702