Safety is one of our most important priorities. Currently there is a ranger on duty, as well as cameras throughout the trails. Furthermore, based upon research of existing trails and greenways, criminal activity is almost non-existent. Research also shows that greenways, trails and converted railway beds may actually discourage crime and vandalism. It also has been documented that trails projects raise property values for adjacent land owners.
Alongside our wonderful volunteers, the city of Kings Mountain helps with maintenance of the trail, as well as Cleveland County, to ensure the trails stay safe and are taken care of.
If interested, you can volunteer as a group or individual. To do so, please call or email the Trail Director, Shirley Brutko. You may also reach out via the contact form on our Contact page.
There are many great family friendly destination near the Gateway Trail. Some of these include the Kings Mountain Little Theatre, The Kings Mountain Historical Museum, Patriot Jack’s, the Southern Arts Society, Veronet Winery, and more! Please check the city website for local places to explore while visiting the trail.
A greenway is a corridor of undeveloped land preserved for recreational and educational use. This greenway will encourage walking, jogging, biking, mountain biking, environmental education, etc.
Our goal is to link downtown Kings Mountain to Boulders Access at Crowders Mountain State Park. This will link users to Kings Mountain National Battlefield, Kings Mountain State Park, and the Over the Mountain Victory Trail. See also Carolina Thread Trail.
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