Rising abruptly more than 2,000 feet, Pilot Mountain has been a navigational landmark for centuries, and is a recreational landmark as well, offering miles of trails, camping, climbing and spectacular scenery. The Visitors Center at the bottom is the principal area for parking. An extensive trail network is augmented by a bridle trail and a canoe trail section on the river. Rock climbing and rappelling are allowed on portions of the park’s steep cliffs, and those cliffs perched around the mountain’s summit offer seemingly endless views of the mountains. The lower slopes of Pilot Mountain have campsites for tents and trailers scattered among oaks and hickories. Some campsites can accommodate RVs. Visit our website for camping specifics. Please call the toll-free number for camping reservations only at (877) 722-6762.