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Pilot Mountain State Park

1792 Pilot Knob Park Road

Rising abruptly more than 2,000 feet, Pilot Mountain has been a navigational landmark for centuries, and is a recreational landmark as well, offering miles of trails, camping, climbing and spectacular scenery. The mountain summit remains the principal park area, connected to the Yadkin River section by a 6.5-mile trail corridor. An extensive trail network is augmented by a bridle trail and a canoe trail section on the river. Family camping in a 49-site campground is augmented by riverside group camps and canoe-in sites. Rock climbing and rappelling are allowed on portions of the park’s steep cliffs, and those cliffs perched around the mountain’s summit offer seemingly endless views of piedmont, Sauratown Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains.


Marty Walser

Friday, July 13, 2018
Great day trip. Beautiful views. Great hike to take with kids, I even seen parents with strollers and seems to be medium to large pet friendly. There are different levels of trails. The bathrooms we're all clean. Great places for picnics.

Dan Walbridge

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Truly the best day trip out of the GSO triad area. Rising some 1400 feet from the rolling terrain below, the commanding view offers a spectacular view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The temperature drops easily 10 degrees, and on a clear day, Mt Mitchell is visible some 150 miles away. The hike around the knob is easy, and we end it with a packed lunch sitting on the rocks edge. I never get tired of going here. Bring binoculars and hang out.

Kattie Baker

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Gorgeous! Good mix of simple observation points and a handful of moderate - strenuous trails. My husband didn't like the elevation changes, but I love the rocky landscape. There are a lot of long flights of stone steps which show up at least once on all the trails I've gone on. My family drives from OH to NC every year and Pilot mountain has always been a major landmark on our trek to the coast. One trip we finally decided to go to the top and I regret that it took fifteen years to make that decision. It's really easy to get to off of interstate 52 and the trails start at the top observation area so you don't have to hike to the top to enjoy the view!

Tim Zugger

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Spent a day trip hiking here, around the loop trail and then. Plenty of parking and the views are simply amazing. Enjoyed every second of this trip and would love to come back soon. There are restrooms and overlook viewing areas. Enjoy!

E Marie

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
I host a hike meet up for mental health and monthly we visit a different state park or nature center to spend a day hiking and disconnecting from technology. Our last meet up was at Pilot Mountain and it was a very tranquil and fun experience. Amazing views! Not too much traffic either.

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