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Pilot Mountain State Park

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Peaceful and cool

Friendly, helpful staff. Good selection of tent sites. Water and bath houses available with hot... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Greensboro, North Carolina
Upper loops

From the upper parking lot, you can quickly access great views. We also did the loop directly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michaela J
Carrboro, North Carolina
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1792 Pilot Knob Park Rd, Pinnacle, NC, Pinnacle, NC 27043-9090
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Friendly, helpful staff. Good selection of tent sites. Water and bath houses available with hot showers. Variety of hiking trails and the views cold be driven to.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ash8367
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the upper parking lot, you can quickly access great views. We also did the loop directly around pilot mountain, which was my favorite. The ledges trail we did last and it was fairly strenuous on the way back up! All worth it though 😊...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Michaela J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this park for the views and hiking. Plenty of parking, even during the crowded Saturday. There are bathrooms, places to sit and look out points everywhere. The hiking trails are clean, wide enough and the mountain is accessible on a short and easy...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery with lots of opportunities for once in a lifetime photos. Plenty of hiking opportunities, numerous places to sit and clean restrooms.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I are in town in the Mt.Airy area for Easter weekend so we made a quick stop at Pilot Mountain State Park. Unfortunately the weather hasn't been great so we didnt have the time to do a full hike but we did...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ambiebac83
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

You can see this mountain from miles away. You can park in a lower parkplatz and hike up to the top, or you can drive up to the top and check out the views without breaking a sweat. Amazing views over the countryside.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Plenty of hiking and great views of Yadkin Valley. We saw a strange stone formation on a mountain as we were driving towards Mt Airy and we did not realize this state park takes you to the top. Glad we took the time off of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cer1126
Reviewed April 13, 2019

My wife, dog, and I have hiked on this mountain twice last year. It is worth the 90 minute drive from Chapel Hill and we will do it again this year (2019).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bruce G
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Great place to hike, well maintained trails, lots of people and dogs.Grindstone trail was very steep. 6 miles round trip.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank donwhit09
Reviewed March 18, 2019

We took the Grindstone trail from the welcome center nearly up to the summit. Almost at the top, you want to turn right on to the Ledge Spring trail. This will take you to where all the rock climbers were located. We ate our lunch...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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August 20, 2018|
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Response from RiverRoadPhotography | Reviewed this property |
A bit of a steep drive, but not until you get to the top and walk to a lookout can you get a clear view of the rocks. Quite worth the short walk, however, though it can get windy and cold quite fast.
June 24, 2018|
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Response from SmurfDriver | Reviewed this property |
There are several picnic tables adjacent to the parking lot at the top of the mountain. They also have charcoal grills available for some of them.
Frankie T
May 19, 2018|
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