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Pilot Mountain State Park
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Pinnacle
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove to the top, it was a gorgeous Saturday afternoon Easter weekend. It was crowded but we were able to find a parking space. Walked to a couple lookout areas and you could see for miles and miles. Winston-Salem in one direction and Blue Ridge Mountains the other. Some guy had is llamas up there, got to pet them and take a pictures. They were dressed up for Easter! Haha
Definitely glad we stopped to check it out!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the area over Easter weekend. Drove to the top on Friday afternoon. Nice place. Easy to navigate. Very pretty country side. Nice drive up the hill. We went back on Saturday afternoon and couldn't get to the top. Cars backed up, very crowded. Visitors center parking is hard to come by. It's great to look at the mountain but I don't know how crowded it would be in the summer. Just go and be patient.

Thank Tim R
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I love this park, they offer camping and hiking. The views from the top of Pilot Mountain are beautiful, and you can walk around what they call the Knob and see you miles. After a nice hike you can drive up to the city of Pilot Mountain and stop into Pilot View Rest, Great buffet or order of the menu. Quality in next to pilot View also camping near by.

Thank Debs1272017
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I'd driven by Pilot Mountain many times, but never realized that you could actually drive up & explore the top! Although you can't actually get to the *very* top, there is a good trail to hike around it, with varied levels of difficulty depending on your skill level. There are 3 main trails, with branches off of each. There is a restroom facility, and a great lookout view with picnic benches & charcoal grilles available. All in all, a great place to visit for a hiking adventure, a picnic, or just to enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains!

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

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 park down at the park office and hike up.

Thank thinkingdna
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