4-14-2015 - THE BRIDLE TRAILS ARE CLOSED FOR HORSE RIDING DUE TO WET, RAINY CONDITIONS. ALL HIKING TRAILS REMAIN OPENED. THIS ALERT WILL BE REMOVED WHEN THE BRIDLE TRAILS REOPEN.
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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.
Equestrians - 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: 2015-04-17 08:41:17
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.