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Bridle Trails closed/Corridor Trail culvert collapse   

All bridle trails remain closed due to wet conditions, downed trees, and culvert collapse south of Stony Ridge Road. Trails and parking lots remain open for hikers only.

 

 Last updated on: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Status of park facilities as of June 1   

**Facilities and parking are limited and no overflow parking is allowed.**

CURRENTLY CLOSED: Park office and park office restrooms. Campground is closed through at least July 5th due to lightning damage.

Open parking areas have limited capacity. Parking on road shoulders is prohibited. If you arrive and a parking area is full, consider that area closed. When parking lots fill, there will be no waiting in line to get in. All cars will be turned away.

Capacity for parking areas:
Top of the mountain – 80 cars
Park office – 30 cars
Pinnacle Hotel Road – 50 cars
Pilot Creek Trailhead – 15 cars
Hauser Road – 40 cars
Ivy Bluffs Trailhead – 20 cars
Ivy Bluffs canoe launch – 10 cars

Please use the restroom before you visit, bring hand sanitizer, and consider wearing a mask. Bring water as the fountains are off.

We are not issuing Special Activity Permits at this time for climbing groups, weddings, photography, or any other events.

To reach the park staff, please call 336-325-2355 or email us at pilot.mountain@ncparks.gov.

 Last updated on: Monday, June 1, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Pilot Mountain State Park


Contact the park
 

336-325-2355

pilot.mountain@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Mountain section
and park office

1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043

GPS: 36.3412, -80.4629

 

Pinnacle Hotel Road/
Culler Road parking

134 Culler Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043

GPS: 36.3280, -80.4631

 

Hauser Road parking

622 Hauser Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043

GPS: 36.2675, -80.4958

 

Pilot Creek access

382 Boyd Nelson Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043

GPS: 36.3587, -80.4933

 

Bean Shoals access

103 Yadkin River Park Trail
Pinnacle, NC 27043

GPS: 36.2647, -80.4878

 

Ivy Bluff access

4240 Shoals Road
East Bend, NC 27018

GPS: 36.2537, -80.5087

 

Shoals fishing area

4454 Shoals Road
East Bend, NC 27018

GPS: 36.2574, -80.5171
 

Hours
 

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  • December to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March 1 to March 14:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • March 15 to April:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • October:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • November:
    7:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • November to February:
    8:30am to 5:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:30am to 7:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    8:30am to 8:00pm
     
  • October:
    8:30am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • November:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
  • Gates are locked promptly at closing. There is no gate entry before or after hours, except in the case of a medical or law enforcement emergency. No vehicles other than those registered to campers may be left in the park overnight.
     

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  • Open daily:
    8:00am to 4:30pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

Gallery

UNC-TV: Pilot Mountain has a deer problem. Drones can help.

February 21, 2019

Drones help researchers and park officials get an accurate count of the deer population on Pilot Mountain.

From the UNC School of Media and Journalism

Producer: Trent Brown
Associate Producers: Olivia Corriere and Lauren Glaze
Scriptwriter and Narrator: Haley France
Camera/Video Editor: Bob Gunter
Additional Cameras: Trent Brown and Haley France
Executive Producer: Dr. Tom Linden


North Carolina State Parks Centennial: Pilot Mountain State Park

North Carolina's most recognizable mountain became its 12th state park in 1968, due to the efforts of local citizens who formed the Pilot Mountain Preservation and Park Committee and raised matching money to secure federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grants to purchase the mountain and connecting land to the Yadkin River.


Trail tour: Jomeokee/Ledge Springs Trail Loop

January 12, 2011

A short hike along the Jomeokee/Ledge Springs Trail loop at Pilot Mountain State Park