Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail


The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (OVNHT) commemorates the campaign leading to the battle of Kings Mountain by following the Revolutionary War route of Patriot militia men from Virginia, today's eastern Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia to the battle site at Kings Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina. Although the Trail is still being fully developed visitors may access approximately 30 miles of the route at various points along the 330 mile long corridor. A parallel Commemorative Motor Route may also be driven. The Motor Route uses existing state highways and, in some stretches, actually travels over the old historic roadway. The OVNHT is part of the National Trails System. Click on "In Depth" to get detailed information by state and trail segment.


Seasonality / Weather

The Commemorative Motor Route is accessible at all hours, year-round, weather conditions permitting.
The non-motorized pathway is available for use from dawn to dusk, year-round, weather conditions permitting.
Affiliated areas (i.e. parks, historic sites, etc.) generally are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on major holidays.