Pilot Mountain State Park
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: 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. 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
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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 as 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.