Pilot Mountain State Park


Pilot Mountain State Park


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Nov-Feb 8 am- 6 pm; March-April, Sept-Oct 8 am- 8 pm; May-Aug 8 am-9 pm.


  • 1792 Pilot Knob Park Road

    Pinnacle,   NC   27043


For centuries, Pilot Mountain has served as a landmark for Native Americans, early explorers, and migrating wildlife. This iconic peak is the most recognizable mountain in North Carolina and forms the centerpiece of Pilot Mountain State Park. Rising to an elevation of 2421 feet, this solitary quartzite mountain, part of the ancient Sauratown Mountain range, was dedicated a National Natural Landmark and now serves as a beacon to hikers, rock climbers, and nature lovers.

A 6.5-mile wooded corridor trail joins the Mountain Section of the park with the Yadkin River Section which includes the north and south side of the river and a dozen small islands. This scenic section of the Yadkin provides hiking trails, fishing and includes a canal wall built in 1825 that was designed to deliver boat traffic above the rocky shoals that form islands in this portion of the river.

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1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
Pinnacle NC 27043


Latitude: 36° 20' 33.9462" / Longitude: -80° 27' 42.6528"

Special Directions:

Pilot Mountain State Park is located in Surry and Yadkin counties, 24 miles north of Winston-Salem and 14 miles south of Mount Airy. From US 52, take the Pilot Mountain State Park exit and travel west into the mountain section of the park, where the park office is located.

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