Overmountain Victory Trail - TravelStorys

Overmountain Victory Trail

Sponsored by Conservation Trust for North Carolina

  • Location: North Carolina
  • Travel Type: Walking
  • Trip Time: 30 minutes
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This trail is steeped in history and hosts a diverse collection of Appalachian plants and wildlife.

The trail begins on the Blue Ridge Parkway across from the Heffner Gap Overlook and ends roughly a mile away at Altapass Highway.

Walking along this lush, peaceful trail while listening to the Overmountain Victory Trail tour reveals gripping details about the Revolutionary War and remarkable stories about the rich ecology and geology of the area.

The trail traces part of the route of the back-country Patriot Militiamen who crossed the mountains to attack the advancing British Loyalist forces at the Battle of Kings Mountain. This battle became a critical turning point in the American Revolution, and this tour uncovers why.

Tour Sponsors
The Conservation Trust for North Carolina in collaboration with the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment sponsors this tour.

The Conservation Trust for North Carolina is a nonprofit land trust, dedicated to preserving the natural and scenic corridor along the Blue Ridge Parkway. This section of this historic trail was protected through the efforts of the Conservation Trust for North Carolina, which has permanently preserved an astounding 35,094 acres in 97 places as of January 2015.

Local musician, R.G. Absher, generously donated use of his music to accompany the wonderful stories along this route.

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About This Tour

Along the Trail

Near Altapass Hwy