Kings Mountain, North Carolina
A vision to link the City of Kings Mountain to Kings Mountain National Military Park has blossomed into a vision of a Gateway Regional Trail System. The non-profit Kings Mt. Gateway Trails, Inc., has opened its second one-mile section of trail, and several additional segments are planned to open by 2012. When completed, users will be able to hike over 80 miles of trails from downtown Kings Mountain, North Carolina, to Kings Mountain National Military Park, South Carolina. The National Park Service helped initiate a multi-agency partnership between federal, state, and local authorities, which quickly gained public support following the 2002 opening of the Historic Walk in downtown Kings Mountain.
Photo: Phase I of the Kings Mountain Gateway Trail, 2010
– Shirley Brutko, Kings Mt. Gateway Trails, Inc.