Pilot Mountain State Park »  Maps and Directions
3-30-2015 - The North River Section road of the park will be closed for clearing trees, logging, and grading work. This alert will be removed when the road reopens.
NOW HIRING 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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. If coming from the north, enter "town of Pilot Mtn" on your GPS and drive 1 more exit south. If coming from the south enter "King, NC" on your GPS and continue north.
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: 2015-03-29 15:32:13
Organized and Commercial Group Climbing Permit Update_3_18_2015.
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In order to better manage organized group and commercial climbing, reduce conflicts between climbers, and reduce impacts on natural resources, organized and commercial 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 max number of groups allowed per weekend will be established, and groups will be required to provide proof of liability insurance. This is the same standard that has always been applied to other sports gatherings and events such as organized and commercial trail runs, and organized and commercial bike rides. There will be a minimum fee of 35.00 per group, per permit, per visit.
Updated: 2015-03-18 10:24:08
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. The Corridor parking lot is located directly on the 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 (1/4)of a mile after the river entrance.
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"