Ford Rd Trail Vandalism: $500 reward from Recreation for tip leading to arrest of most recent damages.
The Recreation would like to reiterate that the Ford Complex Area and Ford Rd Trail Location is (1) currently closed to public due to COVID-19 Regulations and (2) is a NO OFF-ROADING ZONE. ***Notice: off-roading vehicles of any kind are prohibited from the area; and, trespassers and violators will be prosecuted to the full extent.***
Anyone with information surrounding the most recent incident is asked to contact the Cherokee Recreation Office at 864-489-6036.
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.***
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.