Pilot Mountain State Park »  Maps and Directions
The road into the North River Section is closed due to wet conditions. You may still park outside the area and hike the river trails. All Horse trails closed due to wet conditions. The road and the hiking trails in the Mountain Section of the park are all opened.
We are now accepting applications for a Park Attendant. This position is seasonal and will last 11 months. It is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in a career in parks because it allows you to be involved in a wide variety of daily park tasks required to effectively operate a state park. If interested please complete the application found at this link http://ncparks.gov/Jobs/docs/pd107ltr.doc and submit it to the park office via mail or in person. You can also email it to email@example.com
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The Mountain is located at exit 131 on US Highway 52/I-74. Do not use GPS to reach the mountain. Google Maps is directing visitors to our river section 20 miles away.
PILOT MOUNTAIN STATE PARK WEATHER FORECAST: http://tinyurl.com/d4qve9pEquestrians
- To preserve park bridle trails for your continued use and enjoyment, all trails are closed to horses after rain. Riding on wet trails creates hazardous areas and erodes the trail. Riding trails when wet will cause their closure for maintenance and their closure to bridle use. If it has rained, wait to ride another day. DUE TO LEGAL AGREEMENT THE RAILROAD CROSSING AT THE RIVER IS CLOSED TO HORSES. DO NOT RIDE ALONG OR ACROSS THE RAILROAD.
Updated: 2015-03-04 16:09:48
Organized and Commercial Group Climbing Permit Update
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In order to better manage organized group and commercial climbing, reduce conflicts between climbers, and reduce impacts on natural resources, climbing groups are now required to register ahead of their visit via special activity permit. The special activity form is available on this website under forms and permits. Effective May 1 2015, group sizes will be limited to 14 persons maximum, a number of groups allowed per weekend will be established, and groups will be required to provide proof of liability insurance and provide a copy of their group leader training certification. There will be a fee of 35.00 per group, per permit.
Sign up for Prescribed Fire Notification List-serve
If you would like to receive electronic notification of prescribed burns,
the park would like to ask you for an email address, that you can be reached at. Your email will not be shared with anyone, and you will not be included on “reply-alls” or routine emails from the park. This list-serve would only be used for notification of prescribed fires or emergencies.
Prior to a planned prescribed burn you will receive an email and a location of the burn within the state park.
If at anytime you would like to be removed from this email list you would have the option to have your contact information deleted by calling or emailing the park.
When prescribed burns are conducted, areas of the park being burned are closed to the public during the burn, and afterwards until conditions are deemed safe for use.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to this listserve.
Updated: 2014-11-06 16:00:08
Pilot Mountain State Park is located in Surry and Yadkin Counties, 16 miles north of Winston-Salem and 14 miles south of Mount Airy. From US 52, take the Pilot Mountain State Park exit (#131) and travel west into the mountain section of the park, where the park office is located.
Onboard vehicle GPS units are not reliable in the vicinity of the mountain. The park exit is #131 and is a clearly visible brown sign. The mountain is also easily recognizable from as much as 20 miles away on the highway as it is 1400 feet taller than the surrounding area and is located adjacent to US HWY 52. Follow the signs to the park entrance.
The north River Section (Surry County) is 10 miles from the mountain section of the park. From US 52, take the Pinnacle exit and follow the signs to Horne Creek Farm. The park entrance is approximately .4 miles past the farm.
The south River Section (Yadkin County) is 20 miles from the mountain section of the park. Take NC 67 to the town of East Bend. From Main Street follow the signs for the Yadkin River Trail, turning right on Fairground Road. Turn right on Shady Grove Church Road, turn right on Shoals Road, and follow it to the park.
Directions to the Corridor Hiking and Bridle Trail parking areas. The Corridor Trail is 6 miles one way and is moderate in difficulty. Vehicles, including bikes are not allowed on Bridle Trails.
Go to park entrance gate. Turn right on Pilot Knob Rd. Go to the end. Turn right on Old Winston Rd. Go to the end. Turn right on old US Hwy 52. Pass several houses on the left as well as a hardware store, post office and church. After the church, turn right on Surry Line Rd. Travel 2-3 miles. Turn left on Culler Rd. Corridor parking lot is located directly on right after turning onto Culler Rd.
Directions to Corridor (horse trailer) parking lot on Yadkin River section(north side). Exit US Hwy 52 at Pinnacle. Follow signs for Horne Creek Living Historical Farm. Pass the farm entrance. Pass the entrance to the river section. Corridor (horse trailer) parking lot is approximately .25 of a mile after the river entrance.w
GPS COORDINATES TO CORRIDOR TRAIL PARKING AREAS:
NORTH TERMINUS OF TRAIL -SURRY LINE ROAD : N 36? 19' 40" W 80? 27' 47"
SOUTH TERMINUS OF TRAIL- HAUSER ROAD : N 36? 16' 03" W 80? 29' 45"
NORTH SIDE OF THE RIVER SECTION, SURRY COUNTY: N 36? 16' 05" W 80? 29' 32"