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The pinnacle at Pilot Mountain State Park


The last 100 years has brought many changes to the landscape of Pilot Mountain State Park but today many people look out on what they perceive as what has always been an undisturbed natural preserve.  Join a ranger for a moderate off trail hike to see some of the imprint of the landscape.  We'll visit the site of an abandoned liquor still and an old sawmill and talk about what the park used to look like when it was being farmed and why it looks the way it does today.  Meet at "the old ticket booth," the small stone building above the park office that is signed as "overflow parking area."  This program is mostly off trail on steep slopes.  If you are unable to complete the hike, some portions of the program are possible for people of all ability levels at the beginning of the program before we go off trail.

Date of Event: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Start Location: 
Overflow Parking Lot near "Old Ticketbooth"

Pilot Mountain State Park

1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
PinnacleNC 27043
Latitude: 36.341276
Longitude: -80.462930

Map of North Carolina


The Mountain Section:

March 15 to November 30 : Opens at 7am. Closes at Sunset. 

December to February : Opens at 8am. Closes at 6pm. 

Campers only may enter the mountain section until the following times:
March,April, October- 9pm
May-September- 10pm
November- 8pm

Yadkin River Section:
November to February: 8:30am - 5pm
March, April: 8:30am - 7pm
May, June, July, August, September: 8:30am - 8pm
October: 8:30am - 7pm

Please note the North and South River Sections are 10 and 20 miles from the mountain section of the park and have different operating hours. Gates are locked promptly at closing. There is no gate entry before or after hours, including campgrounds, except in case of medical or law enforcement emergency. No vehicles other than those registered to campers may be left in the park overnight.

Park Office
8am - 4:30pm 7 days a week 

The park is closed Christmas Day


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