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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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Great views

This is one of those places I have drove by for many years and finally made a trip specifically to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
My cousin and I conquered the GrindStone Trail/Summit Trail

My cousin and I one morning decide we wanted to climb a mnt, so that's exactly what we did. Didn't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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1792 Pilot Knob Park Rd, Pinnacle, NC 27043-9090
+1 336-325-2355
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of those places I have drove by for many years and finally made a trip specifically to visit the park; so glad we did too. The park has a very curvy drive right to the top so it can be a rather...More

Thank tracycS5380WD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My cousin and I one morning decide we wanted to climb a mnt, so that's exactly what we did. Didn't know what we were getting ourselves into, but we're ready for anything. Arrived to the park around 1130, hopped on the trail and just kept...More

Thank sexygoalie35
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Depending on your ability level you can take a several mile hike or drive to the top and enjoy the beautiful views. The most important part is if you are in the area you take some time and view nature. This State Park has been...More

Thank meggie0214
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for Memorial Day weekend and got there early, so it wasn't that crowded yet. Thankfully. We took the Jamoekee(?) trail and it wasn't bad for the whole family. It was very beautiful and we were able to see such wonderful scenery as well...More

Thank travelgirl179
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I won't go into the beautiful land of Pilot Mountain and the wonderful hiking trails, they all deserve a 5. Unfortunately the staff at the visitor center doesn't know much and was of very little help when planning our hiking trips. They have 2 maps,...More

Thank edb121212
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I absolutely love coming here! It's so peaceful and relaxing. A perfect place to go whether you live near or far. Good to take family and/or your spouse and hike and have a picnic on the mountain. Would highly recommend

Thank Melanie K
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We came for the rock climbing and hiking and the park exceeded expectations in every way. Great facilities, great trails, and some amazing views in all directions. Be aware that the park is very popular and they limit capacity, so be sure to get there...More

1  Thank jh26
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We kept seeing a "knob" on top of a mountain everywhere we drove. We finally asked someone local and he encouraged us to visit the Pilot Mountain State Park. The drive was amazing with breathtaking views as we kept going up, up, up! If you...More

Thank RDH2017
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We stopped here for a morning hike as we were on our way driving to Hilton Head. We stopped in the park office to ask which trails would be best for our young kids (ages 7, 5, and 3) and they were very helpful in...More

1  Thank butterfly2124
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! I'm slightly afraid of heights, so this marker on our trip to NC was a challenge at first. But the natural beauty it shows was enough temptation to bring me to the edge, literally. The view is one of a kind and even...More

Thank Sarah K
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Joan B
Is the campground open this time of year? would love to go camping there.
6 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.
Is electric available at any of the campsites?
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.
Are drones aloud here?
18 July 2016|
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Response from jh26 |
Drones are specifically not allowed by posted park rules.