Pilot Mountain State Park

Rock climbing at Pilot Mountain State Park.

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12/22/2014 - The bridle trails are closed due to heavy rain. This notification will be removed once the weather permits. If you have any questions, please call our office at 336-325-2355. Thank you. Beginning 11-10-2014 - The North River Section of the Park is closed for construction. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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 pilot.mountain@ncparks.gov ... details ±
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Make an Online Reservation or Call 1-877-722-6762

(336) 325-2355
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pilot.mountain@ncparks.gov

1792 Pilot Knob Park Road, Pinnacle, NC 27043
GPS: 36.341276, -80.462938

For centuries Pilot Mountain has served as a landmark for Native Americans, early explorers, and migrating wildlife. This iconic peak is the most recognizable mountain in North Carolina and forms the centerpiece of Pilot Mountain State Park. Rising to an elevation of 2421 feet, this solitary quartzite mountain, part of the ancient Sauratown Mountain range, was dedicated a National Natural Landmark and now serves as a beacon to hikers, rock climbers, and nature lovers.

A 6.5 mile wooded corridor trail joins the Mountain Section of the park with the Yadkin River Section which includes the north and south side of the river and a dozen small islands. This scenic section of the Yadkin provides hiking trails, fishing, and includes a canal wall built in 1825 that was designed to deliver boat traffic above the rocky shoals that form islands in this portion of the river.

Since 1968, a portion of the wild piedmont and a geological wonder has been preserved for you to enjoy at Pilot Mountain State Park.