This easy to moderately difficult 14-mile loop trail begins in Kings Mountain State Park and circles into Kings Mountain National Military Park, the site of a famous Revolutionary War battle. The surface is primarily flat with some rocky areas and some clay spots. A volunteer group, Friends of Kings Mountain State Park takes care to watch over the trails. Both parks offer gorgeous riding through rolling hills and granite outcroppings not far from Charlotte, NC. The parks sit in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, but they seem somewhat out-of-place with the area’s other gently rolling terrain. Small mountains called monadnocks jut above the surrounding flatland and offer spectacular views. In 2016 a new 17 mile CCC Loop Trail, was opened which was constructed with mostly volunteer labor by the Friends of Kings Mountain State Park. This trail opened up an area of the park that was the location of 2 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps, which operated during the 1930s and CCC worker actually built the Kings Mountain National Military Park and Kings Mountain State Park. There are 2 distinctive stone entrance markers that show the entrance into each camp along this trail. There are several stream crossings that offer a good water source for our equestrian friends!