Overmountain Victory Trail

OVTThe Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (OVT) is the path taken by the Overmountain Men as they marched to the Battle of Kings Mountain, the turning point of the American Revolutionary War.

The trail network consists of a 330-mile corridor, including a 70-mile branch from Elkin, North Carolina, that joins with the main route in Morganton, which has been selected as the site of the trail’s future headquarters and visitor center. Fifty-seven miles of the OVT are officially developed for public use on either public land or private lands with willing landowners. Protection efforts continue on the remaining sections. The historic trail passes through many of Foothills Conservancy’s protected lands and through four of the conservancy’s eight counties. Most recently, Foothills Conservancy completed a private conservation easement which protects a section of the trail on the historic Jones Farm along the Yadkin River in Caldwell County.