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Trail Amenities:

Restrooms, an informational kiosk, and ample parking are available at the trailhead.  There is also a large picnic shelter available for rent.  The trails are ten feet wide and are suitable for pedestrians and bikes.  Most of the trail is also handicapped accessible.  There are many trailside benches as well as informational signs along the trails that tell the history of Kings Mountain and the surrounding region.  Additionally the Rail and Loop Trails feature nine workout stations for exercising. 

*Please Note:  All dogs/pets must be leashed. Poop bags are available to help keep the trail clean.

For booking the picnic area for events, please contact us.

10 ft. Wide Trails

Butterfly Garden

Biking Allowed

Pets Allowed

Picnic Shelter


Outdoor Grill

Trailside Benches

Workout Stations

Scenic Views


Maps Available

Handicap Friendly



Water Fountain

Trash Bins

Overview of the Trails:

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Rail Trail Loop

Total Distance: 0.7 miles

Rail Trail: (part of the Rail Trail Loop)

This 0.25 mile flat, gravel trail is straight ahead as you enter from the trailhead and is built on an old rail bed.

Loop Trail: (part of the Rail Trail Loop)

The paved Loop Trail is the first right off the rail and runs for approximately 0.3 miles to Cardio, Foote, or Loop Trail entrances where there are views of the quarry.  A left from here will take you 0.17 miles down a flat, paved connector to the Plateau Trail entrance.

Plateau Loop

Total Distance: 0.8 miles

Plateau Trail: (part of the Plateau Loop)

Found on the left side at the end of Rail Trail, this trail is 0.42 miles roundtrip and is a moderate paved incline to the top of the hill.

Plateau Loop: 

At the top of the hill, the Plateau Loop is a 0.33 mile flat, paved trail that circles a beautiful butterfly garden with a gravel footpath.

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Cardio Hill

Total Distance: 0.4 miles

Cardio Hill Trail: 

This is a moderate to strenuous gravel trail that winds for 0.8 miles round trip and features a beautiful overlook of the city of Kings Mountain and surrounding areas.

Foote Trail

Total Distance: 4.5 miles

Foote Trail: 

The Foote Trail is a gravel trail that features a variety of terrain types from the flat to strenuous.  It continues for 4.5 miles to Galilee Church Road.  After crossing Highway I-85 on a bridge the trail flattens out and boasts great views.

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* In case of emergencies while visiting the Gateway Trails, please call 911.