Pilot Mountain State Park, Pinnacle

#12 of 156 in Nature in North Carolina
Must see · Mountain · State Park
Pilot Mountain State Park is a North Carolina state park in Surry and Yadkin Counties, North Carolina in the United States. Located near Pinnacle, North Carolina on highway US 52, it covers 3,872 acres (15.67 km2) and includes the distinctive 2,241 foot (683 m) peak of Pilot Mountain.

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  • Amazing views from the top pilot mountain . Picnic areas , trails to hike and bathrooms all located near the parking area. Must see  more »
  • We drove up to Pilot Mountain State Park for the afternoon. It was a great idea. It is one of the nicest state parks that we have visited. The views are spectacular and the whole park was really...  more »
  • Really great hiking! It's cool to run around on top of something you can see for so many miles. The trails aren't easy but they're very well done. Don't be an idiot, take some water and wear the right shoes! Also, make sure you're not doing more than your pets can handle. Have fun!!
  • Great place to hike and connect with the nature, and it is not to far from the city. The hiking trails are of varying length, you can park at the beginning of the park (park office) and hike all the way to the base of the mountain and then hike around the mountain. Or drive all the way to the base of the mountain and choose a hiking trail from there. Rock climbing also available at certain spots. Spectrum of vegetation is beautiful. Trees growing in the sandy and rocky base, you can see the root structure from the fallen over trees. Trails take you through rocky areas, soft grounds made from fallen leaves, creeks and greenery. Make sure to take water to keep hydrated. Entry and parking is free. Parking spots are limited though.

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