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Women's History Month Hike to Lake Crawford

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00am until 1:30pm

Join us as we celebrate Women's History Month. We will walk on our beautiful backcountry trail alongside Long Branch Creek into Kings Mountain State Park (3 miles one-way, 6 miles round-trip), take a snack break at the lake, then hike back. No registration is required; please wear comfortable, sturdy close-toed shoes and bring your own snacks and water. For more information, call the Visitor Center at (864) 936-7921, option 3 (ask to speak to Leah). For more details about this event, please visit the website here.

Location Details:

2625 Park Rd.
Blacksburg, SC 29702
Phone:
(864) 936-7921
Email:
kimo_administration@nps.gov

In 1780 a patriot army of frontiersmen from the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia, and present day Tennessee engulfed an overconfident loyalist force under British Major Patrick Ferguson at Kings Mountain. The battle is considered to be the “turning point of the American Revolution in the South.” Visitors can see a video on the battle, explore the exhibit area and learn about the people who fought at Kings Mountain at the visitor center, and walk the 1.5 mile loop trail around the battlefield. The bookstore offers publications about the area’s military and cultural history and its plants and animals. Combined with the Kings Mountain State Park, there are 16 miles of hiking trails and 16 miles of horse trails. The Ridgeline Trail stretches 12.1 miles and connects with Crowders Mountain State Park in North Carolina, creating a total of more than 15,000 acres of parkland serving more than 1.5 million visitors a year in the fast-growing corridor between Charlotte (NC) and the Greenville-Spartanburg (SC) areas. Every October 7th, a ceremony commemorates the victory at the Battle of Kings Mountain. Throughout the year, 18th century military encampments and demonstrations are held at the park. Please check the webpage and Facebook page for dates and events. 9 am until 5 pm daily except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day, MLK Day, Presidents Day, and Columbus Day. Located off SC 161 and a beautiful 4 mile drive through Kings Mountain State Park.