2016 Trail News


7th Annual Gateway Trail Run

The Gateway Trail 5K/10 Mile and Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday March 12, 2016.  The 2015 run was a wonderful success with 150 participants.  Our largest amount of runners ever!  The 2016 will be our 7th annual run and only the second time that there has been a 10 mile run at the Gateway!

Please see our Face Book page for photos!

This is the second year that we have had long enough trail to offer a 10 Mile Run.  The Foote trail is now finished to Galilee Church Road.  Almost 8 miles of trail now finished at the Gateway.  The 5K will be on the Railtrail and the Cardio trail, a slight change from the run last year.  The Fun Run will be just a short run for kids on the rail loop trail, about 1/2 mile total.  All Fun Run folks will  receive a medal and t shirt.  We have beautiful rail spike trophy plaques this year that are being made locally.  Since we have 1/4 of a mile of trail on the old rail bed and since the Gateway is part of "Rails to Trails" for North Carolina, we thought it appropriate to have spike trophies made for our winners.

Sponsors and runners can now go on line at www.racesonline.com to sign up for the run or to be a sponsor for the trail!



Check out our new sidewalk!  A big thanks to the City of Kings Mountain for adding a wonderful sidewalk to the front of the trailhead along Battleground Avenue.  This took place in April and May 2015.  Thank you Kings Mountain, we love it!

Trail Sponsors


 Kings Mountain Tourism Development Authority

C&C Scrap Iron & Metal
Cleveland County
Firestone Fibers & Textiles Company
Martin Marietta Aggregates
Neisler Brothers Inc
NTE Carolinas LLC
Southern Power Company
Vicki & Earl Strine


Baldor/Reliance Electric
Dr. & Mrs. Paul Hendricks
Dr. & Mrs. Brett Niblack
James & Marylou Ware
Gene & Dru White

Bank of the Ozarks
Body Junction
Dilling Heating Company
Ronnie & Rita Franks
Larry & Evelyn Hamrick, Sr
Regan & Reba Harper
Edward Jones-H Douglas Satterfield
Kings Mountain Family YMCA
KM Crossfit
Smith Paving
The McRae Company LLC
Warlick & Hamrick Insurance

Mary Adams
Burch Electric Inc. 
Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Eskridge
Grady Howard
Jerry & Jane King
Alan & Patricia Propst
Dr. & Mrs. Martin Stallings


Mission Statement

“Our mission is to improve the quality of life, health and well-being of the citizens of the City of Kings Mountain through the collaborative efforts of local, state and federal agencies as well as local business and industry, by providing natural resource based recreational opportunities.”

Gateway Trail News

2016 Events

2016 Trail Schedule of Events

Become a Trail Run Sponsor for 2016 by sending your donation to Kings Mountain Gateway Trails, Inc.,

P. O. Box 859, Kings Mountain, N. C. 28086


Gateway Trail 5K, 10 Mile Run, Walk, & Fun Run

March 12, 2016   9 a.m. to 12 noon

Sign up today on line at www.racesonline.com or contact 704 739-9663 for more information



March 25, 2016, 12 noon, Carolina Thread Trail Ribbon cutting for the new section of the Foote Trail at Galilee Church Road.  Please join us for this event and celebration!!!!!!


April 23, 2016, Noon until 4 p.m., Earth Day Celebration, book signing, crafts, Log Cabin Band, vendors, and lots more!!!!!  All are invited to join in on the fun!


May 7, 2016 Trail Photo Reception at the Kings Mountain Art Center,

Photos must be taken in the past 2 years at the Gateway Trail and turned in at the Art Center, 301 North Piedmont Ave. in Kings Mountain April 30 to May 1, 2016.  Photos need to be matted and backed and ready for hanging.  Contact the Southern Arts Society for a brochure about the event, or call 704 739-5585 or email southernartssociety@gmail.com


June 17 to July 24, Story Time on the Trail sponsored by the Library


October 8, 2016, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gateway Festival at the Trail


For Questions about any of our trail events call

704 739-9663 or leave a message at SBrutko@att.net

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