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    Kings Mountain National Military Park

    We were planning to do a gravel ride starting at this park. The park is closed because of the shutdown, but am wondering if the roads are still open specifically Piedmont Road and if one can still park at the visitor's center?

    I would imagine Battleground Road has to be open, Google maps is showing no closures.

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    When I went there last summer, I don't recall any gates on the main road that could be closed. I was able to park in one lot without passing any gate or guard house.

    I don't recall very much gravel. The trails were horrible, in my opinion. Wide, sandy, and trampled to Oblivion by horses. I was hiking. Here's a map you can use in Avenza:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZXF...w?usp=drivesdk

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    Also, be aware, this is a State Park. The National Park lies within. So probably SC State Park staff still available to take your money if you don't have an annual pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy G. Parrish View Post
    When I went there last summer, I don't recall any gates on the main road that could be closed. I was able to park in one lot without passing any gate or guard house.

    I don't recall very much gravel. The trails were horrible, in my opinion. Wide, sandy, and trampled to Oblivion by horses. I was hiking. Here's a map you can use in Avenza:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZXF...w?usp=drivesdk
    Thanks for the info Timothy. I haven't been there but planned to do a gravel ride per gravelmap.com.

    Here's the route I was planning:
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/?link=https:...d-38214ee7432a

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDO View Post
    Thanks for the info Timothy. I haven't been there but planned to do a gravel ride per gravelmap.com.

    Here's the route I was planning:
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/?link=https:...d-38214ee7432a
    I stand corrected, King's Mountain NP borders the SC State Park, and is not within. You could probably park for free at the NP visitors center, but looking at Google Street view, it looks to have a gate that may be closed due to the shutdown. There is an equestrian parking lot on Apple Rd, which does not have a gate. I parked near the living history farm, which is just east of Apple Rd. There is a paved lot there with no gate, but this is the State Park side.

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    Again, thanks for the intel Timothy. I think we'll hit it tomorrow. That's the last nice day before another cold snap. Think I'm ready for a trip to Florida to hit some of the nice gravel in those wildlife management areas or the Lake Apopka bike trail.

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