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Bean Shoals Canal Hike

Pilot Mountain State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 03/31/2018 - 11:00am

Join a Ranger for a walk along the remnants of the Bean Shoals Canal wall.  This failed project attempted to make the Bean Shoals navigable by small bateau in the 1820s.  Come hear the colorful story of this attempt to make the Yadkin a thoroughfare of commerce.  Duration – 1 hour, total distance 1 mile.  Meet at the Bean Shoals Canal Trail in the Bean Shoals Access of Pilot Mountain State Park

Fire Ecology Hike

Pilot Mountain State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 11:00am

Meet with a park ranger at the TRACK Trail / Sassafras Trail located on the upper side of the Summit Area parking lot near the restroom for a short walk through recently burned areas of Pilot Mountain State Park. Come learn why we perform prescribed fires at Pilot Mountain, and see firsthand the effects of fire on this mountainous landscape (1 hour)

Jomeokee Hike

Pilot Mountain State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 02/10/2018 - 10:00am

Meet with a park ranger at the Jomeokee Trailhead. During the hike, we will be discussing the park's history, geology and local flora and fauna (1 hour)

S.O.S. - SAVE OUR SHORTLEAF!

Pilot Mountain State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 01/13/2018 - 11:00am

Help Pilot Mountain save our Shortleaf Pines! Since 1980, there has been a 53% decrease in Shortleaf pine in the southeast. Volunteer with NC Park Rangers at a new section of park! Help establish it back into shortleaf pine habitat! We will be planting 3,000 pines in over 30 acres of land!

Fire Ecology Hike

Pilot Mountain State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 01/06/2018 - 11:00am

Meet with a park ranger at the TRACK Trail / Sassafras Trail located on the upper side of the Summit Area parking lot near the restroom for a short walk through recently burned areas of Pilot Mountain State Park. Come learn why we perform prescribed fires at Pilot Mountain, and see firsthand the effects of fire on this mountainous landscape (1 hour)

Jomeokee Hike

Pilot Mountain State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 01/27/2018 - 11:00am

Meet with a park ranger at the Jomeokee Trailhead. During the hike, we will be discussing the park's history, geology and local flora and fauna (1 hour)

Ivy Bluffs Trail Bird Walk

Pilot Mountain State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 01/14/2018 - 9:00am

Meet with a park ranger at the Yadkin River Section off Shoals Road in East Bend, NC to embark on a bird walk to look for our winter residents. We will be hiking along the Ivy Bluffs Trail. Please bring your own binoculars, footwear adequate for hiking, and water. This program is subject to cancellation during adverse weather conditions.

Owl Hike - Great Backyard Bird Count

Pilot Mountain State Park
Date of Event: 
Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:30pm

Join a park ranger for the Great Backyard Bird Count! – This time we would look and listen for our resident and wintering owls in the park. We will plan to hike the Jomeokee Trail which is 0.8 miles round trip and of moderate difficulty. Bring a flashlight (preferably with a red filter), binoculars, and dress for the weather. (1 hour)