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Astronomy Program - Comet Wirtanen!

Pilot Mountain State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 12/29/2018 - 5:45pm

Join park rangers and Forsyth Astronomical Society to view the Comet Wirtanen (46P), among other heavenly celestial bodies!  Comet 46P will be the closest passing and brightest comet within our viewing area for the next 20 years!  Join us to enjoy this amazing event! Telescopes will be available for viewing. It will be out of this world!  

To The Moon and Beyond! - Star Party at Pilot Mountain State Park

Pilot Mountain State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 7:00pm

In a partnership with Forsyth Astronomical Society and Pilot Mountain State Park, join us for a fun filled afternoon and evening of moon, sky, and star related activities and crafts!  Bounce your way through history of moon-exploration and celebrate the amazing journey of Apollo 11's landing on our moon. Join us as we look at the moon, planets, stars, and other deep-space objects!

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! 

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.