Pilot Mountain State Park

Facilities Status

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Hiking Trails

Open

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Bridle Trails

Open

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About the Park

Map of North Carolina with a star indicating the location of Pilot Mountain State Park

Located in Surry and Yadkin counties 20 miles northwest of Winston-Salem, Pilot Mountain State Park centers around the iconic geologic knob that serves as a beacon, inviting outdoor enthusiasts to a vast array of activities. The park offers the gamut, from hiking and horseback riding to rock climbing and camping, with accesses on both the rugged terrain of the monadnock and the Yadkin River. The Mountains-to-Sea State Trail also traverses both park sections.

Camping at the mountain section

  • Tent sites
  • Trailer and RV sites (no hookups)
  • Showers
  • Firewood

Camping at the river section

  • Tent sites (paddle-in)

Activities at the mountain section

  • Hiking (14 miles)
  • Picnicking
  • Rock climbing

Activities at the river section

  • Hiking (14 miles)
  • Horseback riding (9 miles)
  • Paddling
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking

Amenities at the mountain section

  • Picnic shelter (non-reservable)
  • Visitor center and exhibits

Amenities at the river section

  • Horse trailer parking (at Pinnacle Hotel Road/Culler Road parking area and at Hauser Road parking area)

Plan Your Visit

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Address

1792 Pilot Knob Park Road, Pinnacle, NC 27043

GPS: 36.3408, -80.461

Current Weather

27043 Pinnacle, NC

Address

382 Boyd Nelson Road, Pinnacle, NC 27043

GPS: 36.3587, -80.4933

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27043 Pinnacle, NC

Address

134 Culler Road, Pinnacle, NC 27043

GPS: 36.3280, -80.4631

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27043 Pinnacle, NC

Address

622 Hauser Road, Pinnacle, NC 27043

GPS: 36.2675, -80.4958

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27043 Pinnacle, NC

Address

103 Yadkin River Park Trail, Pinnacle, NC 27043*

GPS: 36.2647, -80.4878

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27043 Pinnacle, NC

Address

4240 Shoals Road, East Bend, NC 27018

GPS: 36.2537, -80.5087

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27018 East Bend, NC

Address

4454 Shoals Road, East Bend, NC 27018

GPS: 36.2574, -80.5171

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27018 East Bend, NC

Park Hours

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Month

Hours

January 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
February 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
April 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
June 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
July 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
August 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
September 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
October 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Month

Hours

January 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
February 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
April 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
May 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
June 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
July 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
August 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
September 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
October 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
November 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Month

Hours

January campground closed
February campground closed
March 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
April 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
May 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
June 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
July 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
August 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
September 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
October 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
November 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
December campground closed

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. 

From December to February, open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From March to November, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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