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Pilot Mountain State Park

1792 Pilot Knob Park Rd, Pinnacle, NC 27043-9090
+1 336-325-2355
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Beautiful views and nice hiking!

The park is in a secluded area in North Carolina and you start by driving up to the top of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven M

Pilot Mountain stands like a mighty sentinel, a natural landmark that captures the attention of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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1792 Pilot Knob Park Rd, Pinnacle, NC 27043-9090
+1 336-325-2355
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is in a secluded area in North Carolina and you start by driving up to the top of the mountain to a small parking lot. There was no fee to get into the park. We were fortunate to find a parking spot and...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pilot Mountain stands like a mighty sentinel, a natural landmark that captures the attention of travelers driving US 52 between Winston-Salem and Mount Airy. A paved road to the top makes it easy for visitors to enjoy close-up views of "The Knob," along with panoramic...More

1  Thank D2958ZXgarym
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the time and effort to drive there. Great view. Totally Free 😜There is a huge parking lot at the summit and a solid observation deck no stairs to climb.

Thank Theresa P
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We stopped here for a hike and found the trails well kept and well marked. We did not go to the pinnacle because I'm scared of heights, but enjoyed the trails that we hiked. We brought our dog and enjoyed the day. Recommend.

Thank luvus29
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I stopped by here for a hike and view on 8/9/17. My 15 and 12 yr olds took a hike with me. We took the Jomeokee Hike from the Summit area parking lot. It is a moderate 0.8 miles hike. It is very doable and...More

Thank sparklespan
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were able to hike to the summit and the views do not disappoint. Wide trails but expect lots of steps (both up and down.) Clean, fresh air and gorgeous views. Clean rest rooms. Everything is free since this is a state park.

1  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I have always seen Pilot Mountain but never got to hike it until recently. It is very close to Winston Salem (less than 30 minutes). They have a road almost to the top if hiking isn't your thing, with great views. If you do lot...More

Thank tman4lom
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Pilot Mountain is a really nice park. Great views from atop the mountain. Free to enter, park offers trails for hiking. Park is dog friendly and we enjoyed seeing the different breeds.

Thank Dennis T
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The view and climb up to the knob well worth the time. Always a stop when in the area. Gorgeous views of the valley and Winston Salem can be seen in the distance on a clear day.

1  Thank ingrid s
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Took and extra day on our way to Myrtle Beach for vacation to visit Mount Airy and Pilot Mountain. We have passed this several times but have never stopped until this year. The park is very easy to access off of Route 52. There is...More

1  Thank beachlover105
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Joan B
5 October 2016|
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
Campsites are open year around. Although I did find out last winter that during inclement weather the affected state parks will close.
16 August 2016|
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Response from Eric S | Reviewed this property |
I do not know of any sites with hookups on the mountain in the park, but there is a campsite about 1/4 mile downhill from the gate with full hookups.
17 July 2016|
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Response from jh26 |
Drones are specifically not allowed by posted park rules.