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Pilot Mountain State Park

1792 Pilot Knob Park Rd, Pinnacle, NC 27043-9090
+1 336-325-2355
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Short drive to sunset

I have not done much hiking here and enjoy this simply for its immersive sunset and ease of access... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Greensboro, North Carolina
Nice trip

Beautiful views easy hike and great parking. Surrounding area has great wineries and B & Bs. Close... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Norfolk, Virginia
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1792 Pilot Knob Park Rd, Pinnacle, NC 27043-9090
+1 336-325-2355
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have not done much hiking here and enjoy this simply for its immersive sunset and ease of access. You can simply drive to the top and have absorb the lovely valley views. There's usually sufficient parking at the top although a lot of people...More

Thank thinkingdna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful views easy hike and great parking. Surrounding area has great wineries and B & Bs. Close to Mount Airy.

Thank martyriddle
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

The weather was gorgeous, roads were easy to follow, and the view was absolutely incredible! The facilities were well maintained also.

Thank Alexander B
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I really enjoyed this hike! A friend finally got me to go and boy was I glad I went! What a gorgeous place. The hike up is strenuous but well worth it, I know not everyone can hike it but if you have time any...More

Thank Dennis W
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We went the last weekend of October. It was very chilly, needed a couple jackets and a beanie. Took the 3 mile hike (one way) then did the extra .8 mile around the top of the mountain. Beautiful colors and gorgeous views!

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 26 October 2017

My family stayed at Pilot Mountain State Park in October 2017. The park is great. We are from the coast, so the mountain views and air are amazing! The park staff is very friendly and helpful. Parking on the weekend up at the top of...More

Thank DawnMarieBean
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We left a festival early and saw this place on the way back and decided to check it out. We got there just in time. The parking lot was full we had to wait until a car left before they let us in. By the...More

Thank Tanya M
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Stopped at Pilot Mountain with kids for a lunch break. We had a great lunch and enjoyed the overlook and short hike. I think the kids love it even more than I.

Thank SuperPoser
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We have driven through here many times and just never stopped to check out Pilot Mountain. It's really quick off the exit and a beautiful state park. Seeing some reviews on here about the staff being unfriendly we had no issues with that at all....More

Thank mushroots
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I have been to Pilot Mountain several times, but I had not attempted this trail. For those who like hiking, Pilot Mountain is worth a stop for this trail alone. The Ledge Springs trail winds in a circular fashion around the rock face of Pilot...More

Thank calivianya
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Joan B
5 October 2016|
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
Campsites are open year around. Although I did find out last winter that during inclement weather the affected state parks will close.
16 August 2016|
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Response from Eric S | Reviewed this property |
I do not know of any sites with hookups on the mountain in the park, but there is a campsite about 1/4 mile downhill from the gate with full hookups.
17 July 2016|
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Response from jh26 |
Drones are specifically not allowed by posted park rules.