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LOST...Now What!?

Pilot Mountain State Park
Date of Event: 
Mon, 09/24/2018 - 5:00pm

Join a Park Ranger to discuss what to do if you get lost in the park.  This program will cover some basic steps that can be taken to keep things from getting worse, and how to avoid getting lost.  We will also discuss some items that you can keep with you when you are enjoying the outdoors that are very useful in survival situations.  This program will be 45 minutes in length.  To get to the ca

Eyes on the Skies! - Astronomy Program

Pilot Mountain State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 11/10/2018 - 5:30pm

Come join the Park Rangers and members of the Forsyth Astronomical Society help you find your way in the sky! Telescopes will be provided for public use and various activities led by volunteers will take place throughout the evening. Hope to get good views of the stars and maybe even a planet or two! It will be OUT OF THIS WORLD!  [Weather Date: Dec.

OPT Outside - Ledge Spring Trail Hike

Pilot Mountain State Park
Date of Event: 
Fri, 11/23/2018 - 9:00am

Skip the lines and the shopping to join a Park Ranger while we #OPToutside and hike the Ledge Spring Trail.  Along the hike we will discuss the benefits of hiking, health benefits behind time outside, while exploring the Ledge Spring Trail and interpreting and enjoying nature along the way!  Meet at the summit parking area near the overlook at the end of the parking lot. 

First Day Hike - Ledge Spring Trail Hike

Pilot Mountain State Park
Date of Event: 
Tue, 01/01/2019 - 3:00pm

Start the New Year on the right foot! Come and meet with a Park Ranger on the first day of the new year. Get some exercise in by hiking the strenuous Ledge Springs Trail. Led by a park ranger, we will hike this trail, discussing park history, local wildlife, geology, and interpreting anything else along the way! 

Preserving the Legacy of Pilot Mountain - Jomeokee Trail Hike

Pilot Mountain State Park
Date of Event: 
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 2:30pm

Celebrate National Public Lands Day! Learn how Pilot Mountain became a state park by celebrating National Public Lands Day! Meet with a park ranger at the Jomeokee Trailhead. During the hike we will be discussing the park's long history, its future plans as a state park, geology, and local flora and fauna. 

Junior Hawk-watcher Program

Pilot Mountain State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 09/23/2018 - 10:00am

Every year thousands of hawks and raptors migrate past Pilot Mountain on their journey back to Central America! Through a partnership with the Hawk Migration Association of North America, Pilot Mountain State Park is offering a program geared toward young naturalists learning about birds! Do you have an interest in birds, hawks, and raptors?

Pilot Creek Trail

This 3.3 mile one way trail starts at the Pilot Creek trailhead on Boyd Nelson Rd off Shoals Rd and the HWY 268 exit of US 52, ending at the family campground, where you can connect to the Grindstone Trail to link to a long loop around the mountain. Hikers must park at Boyd Nelson Rd., you may not park in the campground. The trail crosses tributaries of Pilot Creek and ascends through Pine Oak Heath forests to the campground. This trail was built by our Friends Group, Friends of Sauratown Mountains at no cost to the park.