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Hikes & Trails

LAKE WHELCHEL TRAIL

Concord Road Trailhead: 198 Concord Road, Gaffney, SC 29341

The 7.5 mile Lake Whelchel Trail is part of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, (which commemorates the Revolutionary War route used by the Overmountain Men while searching for British Major Patrick Ferguson and his Loyalist Forces) and the Carolina Thread Trail (a regional network of connected greenways, trails and blueways that reaches 15 counties, 2 states, and 2.9 million people).

The Cherokee Recreation District Crew sporadically visit the Lake Whelchel Trail to assist with trail maintenace. 




FORD RD COMPLEX WALKING TRAIL

TRAIL HEAD: WOLF DEN LANE, GAFFNEY, SC 29340

The +1 mile Ford Rd Complex Walking/ Hiking Loop Trail showcases the beauty of the Broad River and is a highlighted part of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail as the designated trail site traces the historical route used by patriot militia during the Kings Mountain campaign of 1780.

In addition to hiking, the Cherokee Recreation District hopes to allow visitors the future capabilities of camping, picnicking, fishing, tubing, and educational tours.

***Notice: off-roading vehicles of any kind are prohibited from the area; and, violators will be prosecuted to the full extent.***