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“great views from this famous precipice”

Pilot Mountain State Park
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Pinnacle
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

After so many years of seeing it from US52, I'm so glad that I decided to see it first hand, walk the myriad trails and help my partner snap some great photos. Just remember if you drive to the top and walk DOWN the trails, eventually you must walk back UP...what an experience. Watching the hawks, eagles and vultures ride the updrafts was quite entertaining.

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Drive the curvey road to the parking area then walk the trail to the upper observation deck. You're about 1500 feet above the surrounding landscape and feel like "On top of the World"! Watch hawks soar below you! Worth the trip. Also has several hiking trails.

Thank baileespoppa
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Under 50 campsites available, so you never feel over crowded. Great hiking trails. Host family on site and they lock the gates at 8pm so you feel safe.

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

and a beautiful view of a wide, wide valley; Pilot Mtn is always full on the weekends especially this time of year with the trees changing. Its a great day's adventure to hike the trails and enjoy the fresh air

Thank Linda_S_King
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

My wife and I just got back from visiting the Park Sunday Sept 8th. Beautiful weather in the low 80's and we were surprised that it was not crowded at all. There were quite a few times when we were on the trails that we never saw any other people for quite some time. We are both in our late 50's and wife just had back surgery one month ago. Since then we've been walking a lot of other trails that are mostly flat in and Greensboro such as the Guilford Courthouse Military Park and the surrounding Greennways. Feeling it was time for something a little more challenging as some of the trails accessible from the summit are labelled "moderate to strenuous" according to the Park's website we headed out mid morning. 1st stop was the Little Pinnacle Outlook, labelled as "easy"; a short .1 mile trail that leads to a great view of the surrounding area and the mountain itself. There are steps and ups and downs to navigate and some of the steps had steep drops, but if you take your time you won't have any problem whatsoever. If you look closely facing the mountain and look down, you can see part of the Jomeokee trail leading up to the loop that goes around the cliffs.
2nd stop was the Jomeokee trail. This trail is labelled "moderate" and is .8 miles long. I think the only reason it is labelled "moderate" is because of it's length, not the difficulty of navigating the trail itself which is much like the Pinnacle trail in steps and ups and downs....just more of them. You can see views through the trees of the surrounding area as you go all the way around the pinnicale but the sheer cliffs towering above you are really neat. There are plenty of stone benches along the trail where you can rest if need be.
After those two, the wife (and me) were not over exerted but happy.
The trails are very well kept and thankfully it seemed that the rest of the visitors appreciated them as much in that we never saw a single piece of trash along the way.
There is also a nice, well kept HUGE picnic area at the summit which is downhill from the parking lot with lots of picnic tables and BBQ grills and a large covered shelter. Next visit, we're going to do the Sassafras trail which is a to and back trail and take on a longer and tougher loop consisting of taking the Ledge Spring Trail off the Jomeokee which hooks into the Grindstone trail that takes you back to the parking lot. Then we're going to pig out and have a BBQ.....we're going to need it!
A very pleasant outing for us for sure and for people that have kids 7 and up; I think they'd really love the hike around the Jomeokee trail.

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