Pilot Mountain State Park
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.
This is park is amazing! It is easily accessible & has many beautiful trails. I highly recommend driving up for a sunset. During the last 30-45 minutes of sunlight, the colors change so much that you feel like you are taking pictures of a different scene, every few minutes. Enjoy the pictures and this breathtaking treasure!
A great escape for those in the Triad! Located about 30 minutes NW of Winston Salem, Pilot Mountain is a great park. The mountain itself rises quite suddenly from the surrounding countryside, and its unique shape is one of the natural highlights of NC. The views at the summit are spectacular! You actually can't get to the absolute top of the Big Pinnacle as it's federally protected, but the Jomeokee Trail around the base of it is great. There are some areas for rock climbing, and a couple of trails up and around the mountain. Wonderful park!
A favorite park for many. Trails for various levels of fitness. Beautiful views. Clean bathrooms. Be sure to go right, down the hill after you view the overlook in the parking lot. The views are amazing and you can sit right along the edge of the mountain.
What a wonderful place to spend the day to appreciate nature. The park is free admission. The bathrooms are well maintained and clean. It does get packed up top so be patient, but the views at the top is well worth it.
Pilot mountain - exposed 360° views of the surrounding area, very easily accessed rock climbing with a good mix of trad/sport/top roping. Most routes can be top roped. Expect the limited sport routes to get crowded. Very fun, also good hiking for the less vertically inclined.