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Overmountain Victory Trail

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Overmountain Victory Trail

The trail follows the shoreline of Lake James and Paddy's Creek through rolling terrain. Almost all of the trail is shaded under a mature, forest canopy.

Trail Location: 
Paddy's Creek area
Trail Point of Interest: 
This trail follows the route taken by American patriots who shadowed a force of marauding British loyalists across three states until they finally engaged in battle at King's Mountain, where the colonials were victorious.
Trail Length: 
2.00 miles
Trail Type: 
One-way
Trail Difficulty: 
Easy
Trail Use: 
Hiking
Trail Surface: 
Natural surface
Trail Blaze: 
white triangle

7321 N.C. 126
Nebo, NC 28761

828-584-7728
lake.james@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.750378, -81.892075

 

Day-use areas at Paddy's Creek and Catawba River:
December - February: 7am - 7pm
March, April & October: 7am - 9pm
May - September: 7am - 10pm 
November: 7am - 8pm

Hidden Cove Boat Access Hours:
December - February:  closed
March, April, & October: 7am - 8pm
May - September: 7am - 9pm
November: 7am - 7pm 
All areas closed Christmas Day

Swim Area
10am - 6pm 
May 1 through September 30