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Pinnacle - 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.


Ashley Peschieri

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Very nice state park. Super clean, well kept and have park rangers on hand for help.They offer great hiking and rock climbing. However, for such a big park, parking can be problematic if you want to hike to the top (went on a weekend around 12). If you just want to drive to the top there is PLENTY of parking. Offer more parking down below and I think you would get more people to visit and stay longer.

mike reitzel

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Nice hike from visitor center to summit. You can also drive to top where there is parking, picnic areas and covered shelters. The overviews at the top are spectacular. You can also hike around the pinnacle landmark. Camping is available at lower elevations. Highly recommend, but go early.

Sam Jones

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Just a quick pit stop on the way home to SC, but the views and scenery were outstanding. Definitely will be back when we can spend more time. Absolutely beautiful area.

Jacqueline Telljohann-Smothers

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018
This is a pretty good state park, but I don't think the hiking and views are quite as good as others. You can park at the bottom and hike up to the summit, but I've never done that. It's a 6 mile hike round trip. I've been twice now and both times I've driven to the summit. There's a parking lot up there that can get a bit crowded, but I've been able to find parking both times. This park tends to be more crowded then most since there are easy trails. Once at the summit, there are a couple of good view points near the parking lot. You can also walk about a tenth of a mile to get a great view of Pilot Mountain. After doing those, I always do the eight tenths of a mile Jomeokee Trail. It loops around Pilot Mountain. There are some pretty good views looking out below the mountain, but I think the coolest part is the rock of the mountain. It's short and easy. There are a few steps, but nothing very hard. I usually come here after hiking at Hanging Rock State Park since the two are only about half an hour apart. Overall, Pilot Mountain isn't my favorite state park, but I think it's worth checking out at least once.

Brian Roof

Monday, March 12, 2018
What a beautiful park. Easily accessible from the highway, this is a must see for anyone passing by. You can appreciate this place in less than an hour. Or if you have time there are extensive trails suitable for many different levels of hikers.

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