Gaston County Highpoint Trip Report

Kings Mountain (1,690 feet)

Date: May 1, 2009
Author: Adam Helman

This effort is part of a larger journey collecting southern Appalachian highpoints and prominences in Spring 2009.

Near the summit a sign indicates "End of Trail" just prior to scrambling atop some boulders. After that effort one turns right for the true summit a few hundred horizontal feet off. The right turn effectively reverses the direction taken prior to reaching the sign.

The sign should be disregarded - it is likely placed for insurance purposes.

As Shakespeare wrote,

"Kill all the lawyers."

I measure the summit coordinates as WGS84 (35.20778° N, 81.31256° W) with 1,667 foot elevation.

I hiked this peak with John Hamann and Scott Casterlin; and concur with Edward Earl that it is a fun outing suitable for everybody - highpointer or otherwise.