Pilot Mountain, Mount Airy

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Pilot Mountain State Park is a North Carolina state park in Surry and Yadkin Counties, North Carolina in the United States. Located near Pinnacle, North Carolina on highway US 52, it covers 3735acre and includes the distinctive 2,241 foot (683 m) peak of Pilot Mountain.HistoryThe Saura, a Native American tribe of the North Carolina Piedmont region, knew the mountain as Jomeokee meaning the Great Guide. It served as a guidepost also for the European settlers of the Carolina who similarly named it Pilot.The Saura were driven out of the area by the Cherokee. The first European settlers in the area were Moravians, a Christian religious group from Germany that settled in the Thirteen Colonies seeking freedom of religion and to evangelize among the Native Americans. Settlement in the area was slowed until after the American Revolutionary War which relieved tense relations between the Cherokee, the British, and local setters.
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  • The Grindstone trail is enjoyable and challenging. If you have trekking poles, use them! Loved the hike!  more »
  • This is a North Carolina landmark, and a real gem. It can get very busy on a nice weekend, or during the fall colors. It's a twisty road to the top, with adequate parking (except for very busy times)....  more »
  • The view from the top is AMAZING! You can just go to the parking lot and take in great views, or take a short easy walk and enjoy even better views of teh knob! You can even take longer hikes around t...  more »

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