Laws & Policies
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in the National Park Service administered areas that this trail crosses.
It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering these affected park areas. As a starting point about state and local firearms laws please go the following website and select the state that your are interested in from the list on the right side of the page:
Did You Know?
About 2,000 patriots eventually joined up along the trail to create the militia army. On the last day they were culled down to 900 of the best armed and mounted men, so as to catch the loyalist force before they were reinforced or reached Charlotte and the main British army.