Start planning your post-Thanksgiving Day hike now in #CharlottesBackyardNC. There are so many great trails - from easy to strenuous - located in Kings Mountain, North Carolina that are worth exploring and one of our family-friendly favorites is the Kings Mountain Gateway Trail. Most of the trail is paved, which also makes it great for biking; but, we especially love how it is located only a hop, skip and a jump from downtown Kings Mountain. Before you hit the trails, be sure to check out Patriot Jack's Outfitters, which sells some great outdoor apparel that should keep you warm in this chilly weather. If you still are feeling cold after your hike, then you can warm up with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate at Gateway Brew, while also checking some holiday shopping off of your list at some of the quaint shops downtown like Ditto Consignment home furnishings and decor and Trackside Trader.