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Corridor Trail

The pinnacle at Pilot Mountain State Park
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Ledge Spring Trail and Climbing route CLOSURES due to construction at Overlook   

Portions of Ledge Spring Trail and top rope climbing adjacent to the summit parking lot will be closed at times in July due to construction at the overlook.

 Last updated on: Thursday, July 2, 2020

Status of park facilities as of 6/29   
Summit restrooms are open but are closed periodically throughout the day to be cleaned.
Executive Order 147 effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 26 requires wearing face coverings when in public places, indoors or outdoors, where physical distancing of 6 feet from other people who aren’t in the same household or residence isn’t possible, unless an exception applies.
CURRENTLY CLOSED:  Bring water as the fountains are off.  Park office and park office restrooms are closed. Campground is closed through at least July due to lightning damaget to sewer system.
PARKING:  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


 Last updated on: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Bridle Trails CAUTION   

Due to culvert collapse the Corridor bridle trail can only be ridden to midway.


 Last updated on: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Corridor Trail

This moderately sloped hiking and bridle trail meanders through pine and hardwood forests connecting the mountain section and river section of Pilot Mountain State Park. Parking lots for this trail are located at Hauser Road and Pinnacle Hotel Road.

Note: Horse and rider must remain on marked bridle trail. No horses may cross the Yadkin Valley Railroad. Horses may only be unloaded and trailers parked in the lots located at each end of the Corridor Trail (Hauser Road and Pinnacle Hotel Road parking lots).


Trail Location: 
Mountain section – Pinnacle Hotel Road or river section – Hauser Road
Trail Length: 
6.60 miles
Trail Type: 
one way
Trail Difficulty: 
strenuous hike
Trail Use: 
Trail Surface: 
natural surface
Trail Blaze: 
white triangles

Map of North Carolina – Pilot Mountain State Park

Contact the park



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



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