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The Pilot Knob at Pilot Mountain State Park. Photo by R. Hill.
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Corridor Trail work beginning 6-20-22   

Access to the corridor trail at Culler Road will be limited beginning the week of June 20, 2022. A stream restoration is being completed and the construction zone will include the trail. Please do not enter the construction zone for your safety. Access to the corridor trail from Hauser Road will still be available up to the southern end of the construction zone. Access to the corridor trail should not be interrupted on weekends. The estimated completion time for this project is not known at this time. If you have questions, please contact the park office 336-444-5100.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Parking Areas Have Limited Capacity   

PARKING
If you arrive and a parking lot is full, that area is closed to further traffic. Waiting in line is not permitted. Parking on road shoulders is prohibited. To avoid crowds, please plan your visit on a weekday. If the road to the summit is closed to uphill traffic, you may park at the visitor center or visit another park access area. March-November, on weekends and holidays, you may only drive the road to the summit until that area reaches capacity. Learn more information about parking areas and alternate locations nearby that you can visit when the park is full »

SHUTTLE
March-November, on weekends and holidays, a shuttle service is scheduled to be on-site to transport visitors to the summit lot and back. Shuttle tickets are sold by the vendor in front of the visitor center at the shuttle stop. Limited tickets are available. https://ncparks.gov/pilot-mountain-state-park/home#notices

 Last updated on: Wednesday, April 6, 2022


Map of North Carolina – Pilot Mountain State Park


Contact the park
 

336-444-5100

pilot.mountain@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Mountain section
and visitor center

1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043

GPS: 36.3412, -80.4629

 

Pilot Creek access

382 Boyd Nelson Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043

GPS: 36.3587, -80.4933

 

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

 

Bean Shoals access*

103 Yadkin River Park Trail
Pinnacle, NC 27043

GPS: 36.2647, -80.4878
*Entering this access requires crossing three shallow streams. Visitors may become stranded after rain.

 

Ivy Bluff access

4240 Shoals Road
East Bend, NC 27018

GPS: 36.2537, -80.5087

 

Shoals fishing area
and paddle access

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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  • October to February:

​Open daily:
8:00am to 4:00pm
 

  • March to September:

Open daily:
9:00am to 5:00pm
 

  • 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