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Hiking Trail

Corridor Trail

This moderately sloped hiking and biking 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).

 

Pilot Creek Trail

This trail starts at Boyd Nelson Road and ends at the family campground, where you can connect to the Grindstone and Mountain Trail to make a long loop around the mountain. The trail crosses tributaries of Pilot Creek and ascends through pine oak/heath forest to the campground. This trail was built by the friends group, Friends of Sauratown Mountains, at no cost to the park. A parking lot is located on Boyd Nelson Road. Parking at the campground is prohibited.

Ledge Spring Trail

A very challenging trail with rocks, varying slope and 1,000 feet of elevation gain and loss. The spring is just a trickle of water, but the walk below the cliffs is beautiful. The trail travels along the foot of the cliffs and ledges to the west of the Little Pinnacle. To complete the trail, you will cross the parking lot. The trail is easier to begin below the summit picnic area and to end below Little Pinnacle at the Jomeokee Trail.