Pilot Mountain State Park

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A prescribed burn along the park road above the family campground at the mountain section was conducted yesterday 8/3/15. Some smoke is still visible. All facilities are open. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ALL HIKING TRAILS ARE OPENED FOR HIKING WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE MOUNTAIN TRAIL. THE CLOSURE ON THE MOUNTAIN TRAIL HAS NO EFFECT ON ANY OF THE OTHER HIKING TRAILS. The Mountain Trail is being converted from a 2.5 mile one way trail to a 4.5 mile loop. The trail is currently closed for construction.Construction is expected to be completed by October. Now accepting applications for Park Attendant position. This is a 40 hour/week position that pays 7.25 per hour. Work involves maintenance of the park and facilities. 95% of work is completed outdoors. For more information call 336-325-2355. ... details ±
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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 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.